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 (BST/GMT), starts 28 Sep 2022. Sessions for this course will take place at Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA.
To apply for a concession rate, please send relevant documentation showing your eligibility for one of our concessions to [email protected] Conditions of eligibility are detailed here. More information about how our In-Person Courses work can be found on the In-Person 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]
About Tim Dooley View Profile
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.
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