Saturday Sessions with Ros Barber (Spring 2020)

Saturday Sessions with Ros Barber (Spring 2020)

Monthly all-day Saturday workshops with Ros Barber

* Students from Term 1 will be given priority booking for this course. General booking for any remaining places will open on 25 November *

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. 1 February; 29 February; 28 March.

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.

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. Ros 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.

‘Ros is a brilliant critic: sensitive, quick, and clearly experienced at giving feedback. Her group is hospitable and attracts high-quality poets to it, making the experience of reading and feedback within the group most helpful indeed. Since attending, I’ve won or been placed in three competitions, thanks mainly to Ros.’

– Summer 2019 survey response

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