Wednesday Workshop with Tim Dooley [Autumn 2023]

Wednesday Workshop with Tim Dooley [Autumn 2023]

Our long-running weekly workshop with Tim Dooley, for poets looking to develop their individual voice and technique.

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

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), starts 27 September 2023.

To apply for a concession rate, please send relevant documentation showing your eligibility for one of our concessions to administ[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 mentor for the prison charity, Koestler Arts. He was reviews and features editor of Poetry London between 2008 and 2018, a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster from 2016 to 2021, and a judge for the John Pollard International Poetry Competition at Trinity College Dublin in 2019 and 2020.
 He was previously a schoolteacher for many years. His poetry collections include the Poetry Book Society Recommendations: Tenderness (Smith Doorstop, 2003), Keeping Time (Salt, 2008), and Weemoed (Eyewear, 2017). 2022 saw the publication of a new collection, Discoveries (Two Rivers), his translation of Philippe Jaccottet’s In Winter Light (Two Rivers), and a chapbook, Notes on “The Waste Land” (Hercules Editions) illustrated with paintings by Jock McFadyen. 

‘Tim manages an extremely varied class – producing work of different types and of very different levels – with invariable deftness and kindness, treating all contributions with seriousness, and bringing his large experience of reading, teaching and writing. The poems he brings to the class are always interesting and the prompts well-judged and stimulating. It is not too much to say that going to Wednesday Workshop is the high point of my week.’

- Spring 2023 survey response

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