Take your work to the next level and develop your portfolio with Wayne Holloway-Smith
Do you feel like you’ve been working on your poems for some time but aren’t sure know where to go next? There are many routes into this next phase, and this course will present those to you; whether you’re looking to construct a portfolio of your best work, thinking of getting your first pamphlet ready for publication, entering competitions, or simply looking for that new avenue of creative exploration, this is the course for you. This intermediate-advanced workshop group will provide you with a supportive network of critical poet-peers and expose you to some of the best approaches to developing your poetry. You will discuss your own work extensively, alongside that of your classmates, and receive feedback and further advice, tailored to your individual needs as a writer. We’ll guide you toward the next stage of your poetry career.
10 weekly sessions on Mondays 6.45pm – 8.45pm, starts 1 Oct. This is the first term of a three-term course.
All classes will be in our new 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 Wayne Holloway-Smith View Profile
Wayne Holloway-Smith was born in Wiltshire and lives in London. He received his PhD in English and Creative Writing from Brunel University in 2015. His poems have appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies. His pocketbook, Beloved, in case you’ve been wondering was published by Donut Press in 2011. He co-edits the online journal Poems in Which and teaches at the University of Hertfordshire. His first book-length collection, Alarum (Bloodaxe Books, 2017) was a Poetry Book Society Wildcard Choice for Winter 2017, was shortlisted for the Roehampton Poetry Prize 2018 and is shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize for First Full Collection 2018. The final poem in the collection, ‘Short’, won the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize 2016.
‘I have been writing poetry on my own without any feedback, and I have learned that having a community of poets all helping and encouraging one another, including with constructive feedback, is very helpful as I am developing as a writer.’