Intermediate Poetry Workshop with Tim Dooley (Autumn 2021)

Intermediate Poetry Workshop with Tim Dooley (Autumn 2021)

Our weekly workshop for intermediate poets looking to develop their work.

* This course will take place on video-conferencing platform ZOOM *

This is a course suitable for intermediate writers who want to improve their skills and develop new work. Each week, we will read and discuss your poems-in-progress, developing familiarity with each other’s work and offering detailed feedback with the aim of moving your writing forward. There will also be opportunities to discuss the work of published poets and issues in contemporary poetry. Through exercises and group feedback, you will be encouraged to construct an independent voice and to develop confidence both in shaping your work and in defending it.

10 weekly sessions on Fridays, 2-4pm, starts 8 October 2021. This is the first of a three-term course.

To apply for a concession rate, please send relevant documentation showing your eligibility for one of our concessions to [email protected] Conditions of eligibility are detailed here.

If you have any questions or wish to be added to the waiting list of a sold-out course, please email [email protected]

About Tim Dooley View Profile

Tim Dooley is a tutor for The Poetry School and a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster.  He was a teacher for many years – a head of department in two comprehensive schools and a senior tutor in a tertiary college. He has also taught poetry at Goldsmiths College and been an arts mentor for the Koestler Trust – as well as reviewing for the TLS and writing obituaries for The Times. From 2008 to 2017 he was reviews and features editor of Poetry London. He is co-editor (with Martha Kapos) of The Best of Poetry London (Carcanet, 2014). His first collection of poems, The Interrupted Dream, was published by Anvil in 1985. This was followed by the pamphlets The Secret Ministry (2001) and Tenderness (2004), both winners in the Smith/Doorstop–Poetry Business pamphlet competition. Tenderness was also a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice. Keeping Time (Salt, 2008) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was followed by Imagined Rooms (Salt, 2010). The Sound We Make Ourselves: Poems 1971-2015 was published by Eyewear in 2016 and followed by Weemoed in 2017.

'Tim Dooley has excellent knowledge of his subject, especially recent developments in the UK and elsewhere, great tact in guiding learning writers and genuinely useful feedback for enabling their practice. The group has managed the enforced transition from in-person to Zoom meetings with morale fully intact very largely due to Tim’s positive sense of direction. I look forward to each session.'

- Spring 2021 survey response

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