07 April, 2011

Poetry & the Poetry Scene: Taking a longer view

Tutor: Matthew Welton. Venue: School of English Studies, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD. Day / Time: Tuesdays, fortnightly, 7.00-9.00pm. Duration: 5 sessions - you can start at any point in the term. Start Date: 10 May. Price: £53, £41 (60+), £35 (concs). Level: open to all. To book: call 0207 582 1679 or online at http://www.poetryschool.com/

"Each of us is probably involved in poetry in a number of different ways – as writers of our own work; as readers of books and magazines; through attending readings or workshops; or by submitting work to publishers, magazines, and competitions. Sometimes, though, writers can feel that, however involved they become in the poetry scene, there is something excluding them from the routes to success – and sending poems out to publishers feels like shooting in the dark. The content of these sessions is designed to give you a view of the bigger picture of how the different aspects of poetry – and the poetry scene – fit in with each other. The importance of the actual poems you write remains central, and provides the basis for developing a strategy for getting published. Lots of practical writing tips included. In association with the School of English Studies, University of Nottingham."

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