Grow your Poems!
Monthly online poetry feedback & writing inspiration
Join an inspiring international online poetry feedback group to help you really focus on honing your poetry. Receive encouragement, inspiration and constructive feedback and get your poems ready for submission.
Workshops are SMALL GROUPS, limited to 6 participants. Bring a poem for group feedback to each session. Poems are due the Sunday before each workshop and distributed to participants in advance. We use Zoom, ideally the functionality on a laptop/computer rather than a phone.
There are 6 sessions, 2.5 hours each, with a short break. I open the session 15mins early for an optional social chat
Each session will also include discussion of a contemporary poem and a writing inspiration prompt for the month. There will be a celebratory reading at the conclusion of the workshops with a fabulous feature reader.
Who is it for? Poets who are generating work and want feedback on their work. Both discussing the work of others and listening to how people receive your work is crucial in building skills in editing and re-drafting.
Cost: £150GBP or $290AUD // Concession £130GBP or $260AUD (concession includes NHS workers & carers
These are ongoing and could be any day of the week (except Friday or Saturday) : 9.30am -12 noon UK Time // 5.30-8pm Western Australia //8.30 -11pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (a little earlier for those in NT, Qld & SA)
Aussie poets, because our time zones move further apart until March, I’m sorry it’s a little late for Australian Eastern Standard Time. Timing will be better for you after March.
To apply for the next workshop: contact me and tell me where you are in the world and a little about your writing. Send me a couple of your best poems. Let me know what days suit you. Get in touch if you want to know more.
About the facilitator: Cath Drake’s collection ‘The Shaking City’ was published by Seren Books as highly commended in the Forward Prizes, 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.