Out-Spoken Press: Surgery with Fran Lock

Out-Spoken Press: Surgery with Fran Lock

Join us for a special day of one-to-one feedback sessions with poets from the inimitable Out-Spoken Press

This is a rare opportunity for feedback on your poems from three exciting poets at Out-Spoken Press: Anthony Anaxagorou, Fran Lock, and Bridget Minamore. These poets will spend 2 March resident at the Poetry School, each with four one-hour slots available, for in-depth one-to-one discussion on your work; so pick your tutor and prepare a selection of poems-in-progress for advice and guidance from these exemplary poets and editors.

Each tutor has the following slots available:

10:30 – 11:30
11:45 – 12:45
14:00 – 15:00
15:15 – 16:15

To book your session with Fran, click ‘purchase course’ and then select a slot from the drop-down menu. You may submit up to 6 poems of no more than 150 lines total. Poems should be sent to administration[at]poetryschool.com no less than 2-weeks before your session.

All classes will be in our offices at 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU. The venue is a 2-minute walk from Canada Water Station. Take the ‘Lower Road’ exit from the station onto Surrey Quays Road, then walk straight ahead, crossing over Deal Porters Way, and the Dock Offices come up on the left. The door for the school is at the far end of the building.

More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.

About Fran Lock View Profile

Fran Lock is the author of four books: Flatrock (Little Episodes, 2011), The Mystic and the Pig Thief (Salt, 2014), Muses & Bruises (Manifesto Press, 2017) and Dogtooth (Out-Spoken Press, 2017). A further pamphlet, Ruses & Fuses, written in collaboration with collage artist Steev Burgess, is forthcoming from Culture Matters later this year. Her fifth collection, Contains Mild Peril, will be launched through Out-Spoken Press in 2019. Fran is a post-doctoral candidate at Birkbeck, University of London; her research focusses on the relationship between the epistolary form in contemporary poetry and the use of letters in therapeutic contexts.

‘For me, the fact that Poetry School is about writing practice and process is incredibly valuable. So much else is focused on the finished product and publication, that a space which is so much about learning, craft, sharing and development is vital & unique.’

– Spring 2018 survey response

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