Intimate monthly seminars with Greta Stoddart in Exeter.
Monthly seminar groups with Greta Stoddart, 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 seven students in each group, 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 email [email protected] 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. Sessions will take place in-person at The Exeter Community Centre (EX4 3RG) on the below dates and times. You can choose your specific group at the next stage in the checkout process.
Group A: Wednesday 12–2.30pm
Group B: Wednesday 3.30–6pm
More information about how all our seminars work can be found on the Seminars Course Page.
About Greta Stoddart View Profile
Greta Stoddart was born in 1966 in Oxfordshire. She grew up in Belgium and Oxford before going on to study Drama at Manchester University, then at the Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. There she co-founded the theatre company Brouhaha and for five years toured UK, Europe and South America. Greta published her first book of poems, At Home in the Dark (Anvil), in 2001 and her second, Salvation Jane (Anvil), in 2008. Her third book, Alive Alive O (Bloodaxe, 2015), was shortlisted for the Roehampton Poetry Prize 2016. She lives in Devon and teaches for the Poetry School and the Arvon Foundation. In 2018 her work Who’s There?, a radio piece tackling the topic of dementia through an interweaving of word, sound and music, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Echo Chamber, was shortlisted for the The Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry.
‘The sessions are always inspiring, generating new understanding of how language, image and form affect the reader. As a face-to-face seminar, it brings me closer to the living poetry scene of the area, it helps me to be an active participant in local and online events, it encourages me to develop my own work. Has that changed my life? Yes indeed.’