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One-to-One Poetry Sessions with Jen Hadfield

Monday 6 February 2017, 2:00 pmTuesday 7 February 2017, 5:00 pm

Jen Hadfield

T.S. Eliot Prize winning poet Jen Hadfield, currently based in Glasgow, will be in London to read at The Poetry Review winter launch, and we’ve also asked her to run more of her highly popular one-to-one Poetry Surgeries as part of her visit.

Jen Hadfield

The intensive sessions, offering you the chance to discuss your poems in detail with Jen, will be held in the Studio at The Poetry Society offices in Covent Garden. Three sessions are available at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm; the last session ends at 5pm. 

Please send in 3 poems in advance of your one-to-one. Jen asks that you might select poems in different stages of development, as follows: one you’re pretty happy with, one in which you feel you’ve reached an impasse, and one which you’re finding hard to judge. 

This should help you tune into and interpret your reactions to your own work. Don’t indicate which poem is which when you send them in; it can be helpful for Jen to guess which is which! 

Please note, the Poetry Society Studio is on the first floor. Building works in The Poetry Society Café in this period mean that we cannot offer disabled access to these workshops – our apologies.


£55 / £45 Poetry Society members. Poetry Society members should enter MEMBER1 in the Coupon code field to receive a £10 discount. 

Once you have made your booking, please send your poems via email to [email protected], at least a week in advance of your session.

About the poet

Jen Hadfield has published three collections of poetry. Her first, Almanacs, won an Eric Gregory Award, and her second, Nigh-No-Place,  the 2008 T. S. Eliot Prize. She has family in Canada and England and lives in Shetland. Her third collection, Byssus, was published by Picador in 2014.