Editing Workshops


Grow your Poems! 

Receive encouragement, inspiration and constructive feedback to help you hone your work and get it ready for submission. Both discussing the work of others and listening to how people receive your work is crucial in building skills and confidence in editing and re-drafting.

We will also be supporting each other to meet individual writing goals. As well as rich discussion, there will also be some practical exercises on editing and fine-tuning.

Who is it for? Poets mostly, but prose writers can also gain a great deal in learning the close reading and refinements needed to edit poetry.  It’s for writers who are generating work and probably already have some work published.

Five sessions on Wednesdays 19 & 26 August, then 16, 23, 30  September 10am UK time; 5pm Western Australia; 7pm Australian Eastern Standard time. (If you can only make 2-3 workshops let me know as there maybe some flexibility for some writers.)

If you can’t do this timing, get in touch as I may set up another workshop if there is more interest.

Workshops are limited to 10 participants, 2hrs long with a break using Zoom, https://zoom.us/ (ideally the functionality on a laptop rather than a phone).

Cost:  £100GBP or $180 AUD, concession £80 GBP, $160 AUD

To apply: Contact me and tell me where you are in the world and a little about your writing.

About the facilitator:  Cath Drake’s collection ‘The Shaking City’ was published by Seren Books, It follows ‘Sleeping with Rivers’ which won the Seren/Mslexia poetry pamphlet prize and was a Poetry Book Society choice. Cath has published in literary journals in the UK, US, Australia and Ireland. She was included in ‘Best Australian Poetry 2014’, won two Arts Council England awards, shortlisted for various prizes including the Manchester Poetry Prize, and came second in the 2017 Poetry School eco-poetry prize (now called Ginkgo) plus highly commended for the same prize in 2019. Cath is also an award-winning journalist and nonfiction writer.