Wayne Holloway-Smith Seminars 2023

Wayne Holloway-Smith Seminars 2023

Intimate monthly seminars with Wayne Holloway-Smith.

* This Seminar will take place on the video-conferencing platform, ZOOM *

Monthly seminar groups with Wayne Holloway-Smith, 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.

Entry into the 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 October and May. Sessions will run on Saturdays 11am–1.30pm on the below dates and times.


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.

‘Wayne gives thoughtful, useful feedback. He tries to include and encourage everyone in the discussion. The quality of submitted poems and feedback from the other students is excellent. Wayne brings us very contemporary work to discuss which is relevant and interesting.’

– Spring 2023 survey response

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