Monthly all-day Saturday workshops with Ros Barber.
Does your poetry need a bit of a kick? Do you want to take poetry seriously, yet leave each session feeling uplifted? Spend time with a supportive tutor and friendly students. Join a group that gives considered advice, loves poetry and wants to like you and your work.
3 monthly sessions on Saturdays 10.30am – 4.30pm. 26 May; 23 June; 21 July.
All classes will be in our new offices at 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU. The venue is 2-minute walk from Canada Water Station. Take the Lower Road exit onto Surrey Quays Road, cross over Deal Porters Way, and the Dock Offices are on the left.
More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.
About Ros Barber View Profile
Ros Barber is author of verse novel The Marlowe Papers and three collections of poetry; two with Anvil, the most recent (Material, 2008) a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. The Marlowe Papers, which has been critically acclaimed, is published by Sceptre (2012) in the US and St Martins Press (2013) in the US. In 2011, pre-publication, it was joint winner of the Annual Calvin & Rose G Hoffmann Prize 2011 for a distinguished work on Christopher Marlowe.She has had poems published in Faber, Virago, Forward, and Seren anthologies, including Faber’s Poems of the Decade, and her short fiction has been published by Bloomsbury and Serpents Tail. Her poems have also appeared in The Guardian & the Independent on Sunday. Since 2000 Ros Barber has undertaken numerous public art commissions. A book of narrative poems for the Isle of Sheppey was short-listed for SEEDA’s Award for Art in Public Places 2004. Moreover, she has over a decade’s experience of teaching creative writing at the University of Sussex on undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
As this was my very first experience with any Poetry School events/courses, I just had to write to tell you that I thought the first ‘Saturday Session’ (Jan 28th) with Ros Barber was really something special. Even with a large group, she delivered great insights into everyone’s work — she deftly managed to creatively support each poet while doing laser-focus surgeries on the weaker parts of our poems. I left with some excellent suggestions on how to make my poems stronger and because the group was so diverse and talented, I found myself jotting down loads of new ideas for writing experiments later. The group was entirely made up poets who have been coming to Dr Barber’s workshops loyally for years. This said, they were warm and welcoming and I felt as if I too had been part of the group for a long time.