The Pamphleteers

The Pamphleteers

Consider the challenges, practical 'nuts and bolts' and decision-making processes in putting together your own pamphlet publication.

Ready to shuffle, sort and edit your loose poems into a pamphlet? Consider the challenges, practical ‘nuts and bolts’ and decision-making processes involved in putting these publications together. We will also explore the Poetry Library’s pamphlet collection to uncover artistic approaches to the pamphlet form – ranging from the conventional and the political to the extraordinary – to investigate how form and content can interconnect in your own work.

This course will include some feedback, but is most concerned with learning the art of the pamphlet, and teaching you how to make your own creative decisions. For a full manuscript assessment, see details here.

5 fortnightly sessions on Thursdays, 6:45pm – 8:45pm, starting 4th May. 

More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.

About Saradha Soobrayen Profile photo of Saradha Soobrayen View Profile

Saradha Soobrayen is a qualified Writing Coach and Creative Arts Mentor and Action Learning Facilitator. She has worked with disabled writers and artists as part of Shape’s Link Up Mentoring Scheme and has run advanced poetry surgeries for the Arvon Foundation.

The Guardian named Saradha as one of the ‘Twelve to watch’, up and coming new generation of poets. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2004 and was the poet representing Mauritius as part of the Southbank Center Poetry Parnassus Festival. Reviews and essays have been published in Modern Poetry in Translation, Poetry Review and Wasafiri. Poetry is featured in The Forward Anthology 2008, Oxford Poets Anthology 2007 and New Poetries IV, I am Twenty People! and This Little Stretch of Life.

Saradha is currently developing a multidisciplinary collaborative project, Sounds Like Root Shock, a poetic inquiry into the depopulation of the Chagos Archipelago.  At it’s heart lies a 2000 line composite poem that acts as reminder of the islanders who were forcibly removed in the 1960-70s and acknowledges their unrecognised ancestors and cultural heritage dating back to the 18th Century.

Taking classes at the Poetry School is pretty much what I look forward to most every month – they have increased my confidence, connected me with other writers and provided a wealth of ideas. Most of my poems wouldn’t have been written if it wasn’t for them.

– Spring 2016 survey response, April 2016

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