Sheffield with Katharine Towers

Sessions with Katharine are sold out but contact Paul McGrane to see if an ad-hoc date can be arranged. Book online or call Paul McGrane on 020 7420 9881.

Can’t do these dates? Seni Seneviratne also runs Poetry Surgeries in Sheffield.

One hour sessions are 1pm, 2pm and 3pm at Quakers Meeting Room, Sheffield S1

Katharine Towers
Katharine Towers

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Katharine Towers, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of your poems. Identify strategies for further developing your writing, discuss problems you may be experiencing and look at strategies for taking 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. Katharine runs four one-hour sessions in Sheffield. £50 for Poetry Society members, £60 for non-members. Book online or call Paul McGrane on 020 7420 9881.

About Katharine Towers

Katharine’s first collection, The Floating Man, was published by Picador in 2010 and won the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry.  It was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and the Ted Hughes Award and longlisted for The Guardian First Book Award. Her second collection The Remedies, published by Pan Macmillan in 2016, ‘shows Towers emerging as a major poetic talent’. Katharine has taught at Newcastle University and for the Poetry School and has run workshops at Ledbury and online for The Guardian.

Feedback from previous surgeries

“Kathy is a superb and empathetic tutor. She engages deeply with my poetry and her suggestions are challenging and highlight aspects of my writing that I was previously unaware of. Brilliant.” M B, Middlesbrough

“I enjoyed the surgery with Kathy very much. She provided detailed observations and I found her suggestions and comments on overall form and structure especially helpful. I also appreciated how she homed in on the core images of each poem. Kathy’s feedback has given me confidence to build on the strengths of my writing and to submit poems to magazines. The session was excellent value and I would highly recommend it” R W, Sheffield

“It was tremendous! I felt Kathy had taken time and trouble to consider my work, and we hit it off straight away. She had some great ideas and tips too. Certainly would recommend to other poets.” – R M, Sheffield

“It was very useful indeed. Yes it was value for money. Yes I’d recommend it to my friends. I’d also add that it was worth the journey to Sheffield on one of the hottest days of the year, in a sealed train with faulty air-conditioning. Praise indeed.” – D O, Farnley