Wayne Holloway-Smith London Seminars

Wayne Holloway-Smith London Seminars

Intimate monthly seminars with Wayne Holloway-Smith in London.

* To ensure the safety of our tutors and students, the first few sessions will take place on the video-conferencing platform, ZOOM *

Monthly seminar groups with Wayne Holloway-Smith in London, 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 seven 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 of the year will run on Zoom, with the remaining 5 being scheduled to take place in person, at Wayne’s home. 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 – 11am–1:30pm
3-Oct (Zoom)
7-Nov (Zoom)
5-Dec (Zoom)
9-Jan
6-Feb
6-Mar
3-Apr
1-May

Group 2 – 11am–1:30pm
17-Oct (Zoom)
21-Nov (Zoom)
19-Dec (Zoom)
16-Jan
20-Feb
20-Mar
17-Apr
15-May

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

About Wayne Holloway-Smith View Profile

Wayne Holloway-Smith was born in Wiltshire and lives in London. He received his PhD in English and Creative Writing from Brunel University in 2015. His poems have appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies. His pocketbook, Beloved, in case you’ve been wondering was published by Donut Press in 2011. He teaches at the University of Hertfordshire. His first book-length collection, Alarum (Bloodaxe Books, 2017) was a Poetry Book Society Wildcard Choice for Winter 2017, was shortlisted for the Roehampton Poetry Prize 2017 and the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize for First Full Collection 2018, and longlisted for the 2019 Michael Murphy Memorial Prize for a distinctive first book of poetry. The final poem in the collection, ‘Short’, won the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize 2016. In 2018 his non-linear, unbound sequence I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE WENDING was published by Prototpye Publishing. He won the National Poetry Competition 2018 for ‘the posh mums are boxing in the square’ from his second book-length book of poetry, Love Minus Love (Bloodaxe Books, 2020), also a Poetry Book Society Wild Card Choice.

‘It made me realise that there is a poetry community, which is diverse, creative, curious and interesting, and that I belong to it.’

– Spring 2018 survey response

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