Rachel Long’s Advanced Workshop with Special Guests [Autumn 2023]

Rachel Long’s Advanced Workshop with Special Guests [Autumn 2023]

An exciting new advanced workshop group with the much-loved Rachel Long and the benefit of special guest tutors each term.

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

This advanced course will focus on the development of your own poetry through weekly in-depth feedback on your poems-in-progress, as well as lively discussions of a ‘focus poem’ each week. There will be optional light homework exercises and reading assignments offered for ongoing writing inspiration. One or two special guests per term will be invited to take part in our workshops, offering feedback on your poems and a chance for you to ask questions on creative and professional development. Guests for this term will be Sarah Howe and Gboyega Odubanjo. 

10 weekly Zoom sessions on Wednesdays, 2–4pm (BST), starts 4 October 2023.

Please note: Entry to this course is by application only. If you would like to join, please send a submission of three poems to [email protected]. 

To apply for a concession rate, please send relevant documentation showing your eligibility for one of our concessions to administ[email protected]. Conditions of eligibility are detailed here. More information about how our Video Courses work can be found on the Video 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].

Image credit: Pawel Czerwinski

About Rachel Long View Profile

Rachel Long is a poet & the founder of Octavia – Poetry Collective for Women of Colour. Her debut collection, My Darling from the Lions (Picador 2020 / Tin House 2021) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, The Costa Book Award, The Rathbones Folio Prize, and The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. The US edition of My Darling from the Lions was a New York Times Book Review, and named one of the 100 must-read books of 2021 by TIME. 

‘Rachel Long was inclusive and responsive to the ambitions of the group – she amended her course material to better reflect why participants had chosen the course. I only wish the course had been longer!’

– Spring 2023 survey response

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