Rachel Long’s Advanced Workshop with Special Guests [Summer 2024]

Rachel Long’s Advanced Workshop with Special Guests [Summer 2024]

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 are subject to final confirmation and will be announced shortly. 

10 weekly Zoom sessions on Wednesdays, 2–4pm (GMT), starts 15 May 2024. This is the third of a three-term course and all places are currently reserved for continuing students, who have a 2-week Priority Booking period. Any remaining places will be made available to new students on 11 March. 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]. 

Concessions & Accessibility

To apply for a concessionary rate, please send relevant documentation showing your eligibility for one of our concessions to [email protected]; conditions of eligibility are detailed here. If you have any questions, wish to be added to the waiting list of a sold-out course, or require any form of adjustment to access our courses, please email [email protected]For more information visit our Video Courses page.

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. 

‘The way in which each field of knowledge was woven into reading and composing poetry has inspired me to take my own poems to another level, incorporating a wide range of subjects into my work.’

– Autumn 2023 survey response

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