Penzance with Katrina Naomi

Book online. If no dates are showing contact Paul McGrane on 020 7420 9881 and he can check if Katrina can do an ad-hoc date for you – either in Penzance or via Skype.


Can’t get to Cornwall? Katrina also runs Poetry Surgeries via Skype

Katrina NaomiThis is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Katrina Naomi, 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.

Katrina runs one-hour sessions in Penzance TR18 and Truro – Hall for Cornwall cafe, Back Quay, TR1 2LL). £45 for Poetry Society members, £55 for non-members. Book online or call Paul McGrane on 020 7420 9881. Once your session is booked, you will be asked to send up to 6 poems, or 150 lines maximum, in advance, so that Katrina has sufficient time to read your poems beforehand.

About Katrina

Katrina Naomi holds a PhD in creative writing from Goldsmiths. She lectures at Falmouth University and tutors for the Poetry School and Arvon. Her most recent collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, was published by Seren in spring 2016. Hooligans (Rack Press, 2015) was inspired by the Suffragettes (Rack Press, 2015). Her first full collection, The Girl with the Cactus Handshake was shortlisted for the London New Poetry Award. Her pamphlet Lunch at the Elephant & Castle won the Templar Poetry Competition.  She is a Hawthornden Fellow and has been writer-in-residence at Gladstone’s Library, Hartlepool Art Gallery and the Bronte Parsonage Museum – the latter resulted in the pamphlet Charlotte Bronte’s Corset (Bronte Society). Katrina lives in Penzance.

Feedback from previous sessions:

“Katrina’s help was thorough, meticulous and very constructive. I took quite raw material to the Surgery, looking for ways forward, and was given exactly that. The Surgery gave me a chance to consider a batch of tentative drafts, taken together, as one ongoing working-out. Some great reading recommendations, too. Hope to do it again.” – Mat Osmond

 “Just to say that Friday afternoon with Katrina was a treat! I am v v v pleased.” – Loeke Stok 

“I received excellent value for money and would certainly pass it on to friends. I was impressed by the preparation put in before meeting up. Katrina had clearly taken the trouble to read the poems carefully beforehand, and I felt her suggestions were spot on. I came away determined to put my own work first, which as you possibly know when you are organising events, workshops and meetings for others can be difficult.” – Angela Stoner