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 11 May 2022. Sessions for this course will take place at Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA. This is the third of a three-term course and all places are currently reserved for continuing students, who have a 2-week Priority Booking period. Any remaining places will be made available to new students on 21 February.
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 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 sees the publication of a new collection, Discoveries (Two Rivers), his translation of Philippe Jaccottet’s In Winter Light (Two Rivers), and an illustrated chapbook, Notes on “The Waste Land” (Hercules Editions).
'Tim is an outstanding tutor.'