The pamphlet process, demystified: from putting your first chapbook together to choosing a publisher and how to approach editors.
On this highly practical day course, we’ll look at what makes a pamphlet, and what makes a pamphlet work. We’ll consider how many poems and in what order, whether pamphlets should be themed and how long they should be. We’ll discuss publishers – where to go and how to approach editors – and we’ll also investigate pamphlet competitions, and whether they’re a wise shortcut to publication.
There’ll be plenty of time for hands-on studying of pamphlets and presses, and for your queries – no question too small. Pamphleteering will demystify the whole process of putting a pamphlet or chapbook together, and enable you to enjoy that process.
1 full-day session on Saturday 25 March 2023, 10.30am–4.30pm (GMT). This course will take place at Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA.
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. More information about how our In-Person Courses work can be found on the In-Person Courses page. If you have any questions or wish to be added to the waiting list of a sold-out course, please email [email protected].
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About Katrina Naomi View Profile
Katrina Naomi is the winner of the 2021 Keats-Shelley Prize. Her most recent collection, Wild Persistence, (Seren, 2020), received an Authors’ Foundation award from the Society of Authors. Same But Different, a poetic collaboration with Helen Mort, (Hazel Press, 2021) won the 2022 Saboteur Award for Best Collaboration. The Way the Crocodile Taught Me (Seren, 2016) was a #FoylesFiveForPoetry and received an Arts Council award. She has published five pamphlets. Her poetry has appeared on Poems on the Underground and BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, and in The TLS, The Poetry Review and Modern Poetry in Translation. Katrina has a PhD in Creative Writing (Goldsmiths) and teaches for Arvon and the Poetry School. She lives in Cornwall.
‘Poetry school made a great contribution to my writing. Working as a group and learning from others was my highlight.’