Glyn Maxwell MA Graduate Seminar 2023

Glyn Maxwell MA Graduate Seminar 2023

Monthly seminars in London for graduates of our MA in Writing Poetry.

A monthly seminar with Glyn Maxwell for graduates of our MA in Writing Poetry, featuring close reading, in-depth discussion and feedback on your poems-in-progress, as well as conversation around contemporary poetry and guidance on your next steps as a poet.

This seminar is exclusively for pre-approved graduates of our MA programme. Do not book online if this does not apply to you.

8 x monthly sessions between October and June. Sessions will run Wednesday 12–2.30pm on the below dates and be held in-person at the Poetry School.


More information about how all our seminars work can be found on the Seminars Course Page.

About Glyn Maxwell View Profile

Glyn Maxwell has published many poetry collections, including Pluto, Hide Now, The Sugar Mile and The Breakage. His new volume, How The Hell Are You was published by Picador in 2019 and shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. His critical guidebook On Poetry (2012) has been described as ‘a modern classic’ (Spectator) and ‘the best book about poetry I’ve ever read’ (Guardian); he published its fictional sequel, Drinks With Dead Poets: The Autumn Term in 2016, and published a further sequel, Last Night In England: The Spring Term in 2019.

Glyn’s plays include Liberty, which was staged at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2008, Babette’s Feast, which was staged at the Print Room in 2017, The Lifeblood, which was awarded British Theatre Guide’s ‘Best Play’ on the Edinburgh Fringe in 2004, and The Only Girl In the World, which was a Time Out Critics’ Choice at the Arcola in 2008. He has adapted several classics for Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre in Chester, including Wind in the Willows and Cyrano de Bergerac, which was broadcast by BBC Radio in 2015. His new versions of Alice in Wonderland and The Beggars’ Opera opened Chester’s new Storyhouse Theatre in the summer of 2017.

His opera libretti include The Firework Maker’s Daughter (Royal Opera House and UK tour) and Nothing (Glyndebourne and Aarhus), both for David Bruce; The Lion’s Face (Royal Opera House and UK tour) for Elena Langer; and Seven Angels (Royal Opera House and UK tour) for Luke Bedford. His new libretto for Mozart’s The Magic Flute was staged by Opera UpClose at Soho Theatre in 2017 and toured the UK.

Glyn wrote the screenplay for Clara Van Gool’s film The Beast In The Jungle, which premieres in 2018. He is currently based in London, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

‘Without this group I doubt I would dare share my work at all, instead we are collectively lifting each other up, making our work the best it can be and moving forwards towards new goals together. Thank you Poetry School!’

– Spring 2023 survey response

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