Take your work to the next level and develop your portfolio
* Students from Term 1 will be given priority booking for this course. General booking for any remaining places will open on 12 November *
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 14 January. This is the second term of a three-term course.
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.
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About Wayne Holloway-Smith View Profile
Wayne Holloway-Smith’s debut collection of poetry, Alarum, was published by Bloodaxe in 2017, was shortlisted for the Roehampton Prize and the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for First Full Collection, and was a Guest Selection for the Poetry Book Society. He won the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize 2016. I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE WENDING, a non-linear sequence, was published by Test Centre in 2018.
‘The Poetry School keeps me writing poetry. It is life-changing for this reason.’