Shazea Quraishi London Seminars

Shazea Quraishi London Seminars

Intimate monthly seminars with Shazea Quraishi in London and Zoom.

* To ensure the safety of our tutors and students, the first few sessions for Group 1 will take place on the video-conferencing platform, Zoom, whereas Group 2 will run on Zoom for the whole year. *

Monthly seminar groups with Shazea Quraishi in London and on Zoom, featuring close reading, in-depth discussion and feedback on your poems-in-progress, as well as conversation around contemporary poetry and guidance on your next steps as a poet. With a maximum of eight students in each group, these seminars provide an intimate setting and generate supportive and critical friendships, helping you to become part of your local poetry community.

Entry into the seminars is by application only. If you would like to sign up, please contact the office for information and we will assist you in the application process. Do not book online before applying.

8 x monthly sessions between October and May. The first 3 sessions for Group 1 will run on Zoom, with the remaining 5 being scheduled to take place in person, at Shazea’s home. Group 2 will run on Zoom for the whole year. Sessions will run on the below dates and times. You can choose your specific group at the next stage in the checkout process.

Group 1 – 6.30–9pm
8-Oct (Zoom)
12-Nov (Zoom)
10-Dec (Zoom)

Group 2 – 6.30–9pm
22-Oct (Zoom)
19-Nov (Zoom)
17-Dec (Zoom)
21-Jan (Zoom)
18-Feb (Zoom)
18-Mar (Zoom)
15-Apr (Zoom)
20-May (Zoom)

More information about how all our seminars work can be found on the Seminars Course Page.

About Shazea Quraishi View Profile

Shazea Quraishi is a Pakistani-born Canadian poet, playwright and translator whose poems have appeared in UK and US publications including The Financial Times, The Guardian, Modern Poetry in Translation and Poetry ReviewHer collection The Art of Scratching was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2015, and she is adapting her chapbook The Courtesans Reply as a play. In 2015, she was the recipient of a Brooklease Grant from the Royal Society of Literature, and an Artists International Development Fund award. She teaches with English PEN, Translators in Schools and The Poetry School, and is an artist in residence with Living Words. 

‘I really enjoyed Shazea’s programme, she led the group well, and was pertinent and probing of works throughout the course. She was keen to include the whole group, and created a positive dynamic. I would definitely book another course with Shazea again, and the content she selected was inspiring and helpful in my exploration of poetry.’

– Summer 2019 survey response

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