Intimate monthly seminars with Alice Kavounas in Penzance
* To ensure the safety of our tutors and students, the first few sessions will take place on the video-conferencing platform, ZOOM *
Monthly seminar groups with Alice Kavounas in Penzance, featuring close reading, in-depth discussion and feedback on your poems-in-progress, as well guidance on your next steps as a poet and conversation around contemporary poetry. With a maximum of six students, these seminars provide an intimate setting and generate supportive and critical friendships, helping you to become part of your local poetry community.
Entry into this group is by application only. If you would like to sign up, please contact the office for information and we will assist you in the application process. Do not book online before applying.
8 x monthly sessions between October and May. The first 3 sessions of the year will run on Zoom, with the remaining 5 being scheduled to take place in person, in The Morrab Library, Penzance (TR18 4DA). Classes will run 10:15am – 12:45pm on the below dates.
More information about how all our seminars work can be found on the Seminars Course Page.
About Alice Kavounas View Profile
Alice Kavounas is a poet as well as creator of the new app, Words in Air. Her latest publication, Abandoned Gardens Selected & New Poems, follows Thin Ice and Ornament of Asia, all from Shearsman. Born in Manhattan to Greek parents, Alice read English Literature at Vassar. She lives on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, following an intensely urban life in NY and London, teaches via the Poetry School, London, and is married to British historian Frederick Taylor. Over the years, her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies, including Out of Fashion (selected by Carol Ann Duffy, Faber), Poems and Reading for Funerals(selected by Julia Watson, Penguin), Acumen, New England Review / Bread Loaf Quarterly, London Magazine, LRB, Magma, PN Review, The TLS, as well as broadcast on the BBC and ABC. Her short stories have been published in Granta and London Magazine.
The most valuable thing about the poetry school courses for me has been the ability to share work very directly and immediately with others. The directness of the audience places a pressure on my writing which is productive and has been better than writing for my own eyes only.’