Current Tutoring

I am a very experienced writing tutor and currently work mainly for the Poetry School. I run two seminars for the Poetry School at my home in North London which is near a Piccadilly Line station.

READ TO WRITE

2 spaces available on this seminar

Eight monthly meetings for those who have had some experience in writing poetry or serious creative prose, involving in-depth feedback to develop critical skills and close study of published texts by published poets. Entry to this group is by application.

Sessions are on Wednesday evenings from 7.45-9.45pm beginning on Wednesday October 10th. January and February sessions are on Saturday mornings 10.45am – 12.45pm  (The Poetry School website invites you to apply via the School but you may also email me directly.)

If you are interested please contact me via the link below and send 3 poems as a Word attachment.

TAKING YOUR WRITING FURTHER

A group for poets at publication stage which focuses on detailed feedback and discussion of participants’ poems in each session. It begins with a focus on a poetry topic and will include this year: energy in writing, the surreal, taking risks, the importance of first lines.

11 monthly meetings on Tuesdays 1.30-4.30 monthly. Sessions are intensive but with a tea break. Entry to this group is by application.

It is currently full but do contact me if you are interested – I may be able to offer something else and if your work is suitable and you would like me to I will put you on a waiting list. I ask applicants to send me 5 poems.

INDIVIDUAL TUTORIALS

For many years I have been offering individual tutorials, usually in my house in North London but occasionally I can arrange to give these in central London at a quiet venue I’ve found. Tutorials need to be booked in advance. If you would like an assessment of your work please do contact me for details.

ONE-OFF WORKSHOPS

I have run and co-run one-off poetry workshops all over the country and abroad for poetry groups, schools and other organizations, also at Poetry Festivals. Currently, I mainly run one-off workshops in the greater London area or at locations I can reach and return from in a day such as Winchester, Swindon and Wivenhoe. Please contact me if you are interested.