Our long-running weekly workshop with Tim Dooley, for poets looking to develop their individual voice and technique.
This popular workshop is suitable for poets who enjoy the opportunity to share their work and receive feedback on a regular basis. New members are welcome as well as those who have been part of the group previously. The emphasis of the workshop will be on the writers’ own work, though Tim will open each session with discussion of a published poem and suggestions for further writing. There will also be opportunities to discuss the work of published poets, issues in contemporary poetry, and explore publishing opportunities. On past experience, there should be time for everyone to present a poem each week, but this need not be new work and it’s fine to sit out a week sometimes and just contribute to discussing others’ work.
10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays, 2–4pm, starts 6 October 2021. This is the first of a three-term course.
This course will take place in our offices at 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU. The venue is a 2-minute walk from Canada Water Station. Take the ‘Lower Road’ exit from the station onto Surrey Quays Road, then walk straight ahead, crossing over Deal Porters Way, and the Dock Offices come up on the left. The door for the school is at the far end of the building. More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.
If you have any questions or wish to be added to the waiting list of a sold-out course, please email [email protected]
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Tim Dooley is a tutor for The Poetry School and a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster. He was a teacher for many years – a head of department in two comprehensive schools and a senior tutor in a tertiary college. He has also taught poetry at Goldsmiths College and been an arts mentor for the Koestler Trust – as well as reviewing for the TLS and writing obituaries for The Times. From 2008 to 2017 he was reviews and features editor of Poetry London. He is co-editor (with Martha Kapos) of The Best of Poetry London (Carcanet, 2014). His first collection of poems, The Interrupted Dream, was published by Anvil in 1985. This was followed by the pamphlets The Secret Ministry (2001) and Tenderness (2004), both winners in the Smith/Doorstop–Poetry Business pamphlet competition. Tenderness was also a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice. Keeping Time (Salt, 2008) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was followed by Imagined Rooms (Salt, 2010). The Sound We Make Ourselves: Poems 1971-2015 was published by Eyewear in 2016 and followed by Weemoed in 2017.
'A great course. I have learned so much. Tim is an outstanding tutor who gives constructive feedback on every poem. He creates a space in which everyone can contribute.'