As part of a six week course, Jane Commane (poet, tutor and editor at Nine Arches Press www.ninearchespress.com) will guide you through the process of curating and creating a collection of your poetry. Discover the different ways to get into print, find the right shape and form for your collection and right sort of publisher for you. Whether it’s a pamphlet, book collection or mini-epic, discover how best to refine, hone and polish your poems so they can shine and show your writing at its best. Also, get plenty of practical tips on how to build up your reputation and profile as a poet, how to submit your collection, and how to structure, order and develop your collection of poems.
The course will also include short one-to-one feedback sessions on individual collections with the workshop tutor.
Though the workshops won’t result in the actual publication of your collection, they will equip you with all the know-how, techniques and best practices to help you make the important first steps through what can seem a daunting process. Prepare to have a few myths about poetry publishing busted, develop your poetic confidence and brush up your editing skills!
“I found it very informative, inspiring, and well thought out and the insight that you gave, from a publisher’s point of view, was invaluable.” Bo Crowder, previous short course attendee
Full course details at www.writingwestmidlands.org
Age guidance: 18+
St John’s Museum, Warwick
- Address: Wattlewood Room, St John’s Museum, Warwick, CV34 4NF