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Poetry Surgeries with Hannah Silva (sold out)

Friday 2 March 2018, 11:00 am6:00 pm

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Hannah Silva. Hannah runs one-hour sessions in The Poetry Cafe in Covent Garden at 11.15am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.45pm and 5pm. Book online or call Paul McGrane on 020 7420 9881. Can’t find a suitable date/time? Contact Paul McGrane to see if Hannah can set up an ad-hoc session for you.

We’re now booking for 2018:

  • THURSDAY 22 February *SOLD OUT*
  • FRIDAY 2 March *SOLD OUT*

Once you’ve booked, and a few weeks before your session, we’ll send you Hannah’s contact details so that you can email up to 6 poems, or 150 lines maximum. During your meeting, you will have opportunities to discuss strategies for further developing your writing, problems you may be experiencing, and ways to take your work forward. There will be plenty of time to talk about all those things you need to know about writing, revising and submitting your work. £60 for Poetry Society Members, £70 for non-members.

What they say

Was really successful for me! Really useful. CD

I have found my sessions with her stimulating and helpful. Her advice has always been spot-on and she has encouraged me to take risks in my poetry. She is very perceptive and able to tease out treasures in my lines. It is reassuring to be guided by a writer of such calibre and experience and I would definitely recommend her to anyone who wants to take their work further. MF

About Hannah

Hannah Silva is a British poet, playwright and performer known for her innovative explorations of form, voice and language. Her solo performances layer up vocal sounds and poetry, creating sonic explorations of meaning and sense. Her latest performance Schlock! splices Fifty Shades of Grey with a novel by Kathy Acker, celebrating ‘the slipperiness of words, reinventing them so that none of them are safe’ (The Guardian). Total Man was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. She has been featured in Wire magazine and on BBC Radio 3. Her poetry collection Forms of Protest (Penned in the Margins) was Highly Commended in the Forward Prizes. Her debut record Talk in a Bit will be released by Humankind in 2018.

Hannah won the Tinniswood Award for Best Radio Drama Script with her verse play Marathon Tales (co-written with Colin Teevan for BBC Radio 3); Jump Blue, an Afonica production for BBC Radio 3, about the Russian freediver Natalia Molchanova received a special commendation in the Best Single Drama category at the 2017 BBC Audio Drama Awards, with Fiona Shaw shortlisted for best actress. Her latest work for radio includes The Music Lesson (Sparklab Productions, BBC Radio 4) and Solitary, about a woman in solitary confinement in a British prison (Afonica, BBC Radio 3).