Sheffield with Seni Seneviratne

Seni SeneviratneMore dates to be announced…

Book online or call Paul McGrane 020 7420 9881. No dates available? Contact Paul to see if an ad-hoc date can be arranged.

Can’t do these dates? Katharine Towers also runs Poetry Surgeries in Sheffield.

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Seni Seneviratne, 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.

Seni runs one-hour sessions at Bank Street Arts, 32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield, S1 2DS at 10am, 11.15am, and 12.30pm.

£50 for Poetry Society members, £60 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 Seni has sufficient time to read your poems beforehand.

About Seni

Seni Seneviratne, born and raised in Leeds, is of English and Sri Lankan heritage. She has given readings, performances and workshops in UK, US, Canada, South Africa, Kuwait and Egypt. She currently works as a freelance writer, creative artist, trainer and mentor. Her first collection Wild Cinnamon and Winter Skin (Peepal Tree Press,   2007) includes a poem, which was Highly Commended in the Forward Poetry Prize.  Her second, The Heart of It (Peepal Tree Press, 2012) was selected by New Writing North as one of Read Regionals recommended titles and includes her poem ‘Operation Cast Lead’ (shortlisted in Arvon International Poetry Competition 2010). She was Poet in Residence at the 2012 Ilkley Literature Festival, has mentored refugee and migrant writers for English PEN and has taught creative writing in schools, colleges, universities and community settings.

Feedback from previous sessions

“Thanks once again for your work this morning – your eye for detail was remarkable. You have enabled me to view my own writing with fresh eyes and re-engage with energy and insight. The Surgery was a special experience which will continue to focus my ideas long into the future.” SH, Barnsley

“Seni gave me some good advice for the improvement of the particular poems I’d sent her. I enjoyed our hour together and it was worth the money.” JL, Chesterfield