Shazea Quraishi Seminar 2023

Shazea Quraishi Seminar 2023

Intimate monthly seminars with Shazea Quraishi.

Monthly seminar groups with Shazea Quraishi, 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 a poetry community.

Entry into Seminars is by application only. If you would like to sign up, please email [email protected] for information and we will assist you in the application process.
Do not book online before applying.

8 x monthly sessions between November and June. Sessions will run Monday 6.30–9pm on the below dates; you can choose your specific group at the next stage in the checkout process.


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 Review. Her 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.

‘Shazea’s feedback is incredibly perceptive and I’ve learned so much by listening to her discuss poems. The course has been transformational for my writing, as Shazea challenged and encouraged us to try different ways of writing.’

– Spring 2023 survey response

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