via Skype with Katrina Naomi

Katrina Naomi
Katrina Naomi

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Katrina Naomi, wherever you live. Katrina runs one-hour sessions via Skype on a date and time suitable to you. Book online or call Paul McGrane on 020 7420 9881.

NEXT: SUNDAY 23 April – Penzance OR Skype

If you prefer a face-to-face session, Katrina also runs Poetry Surgeries in Penzance and Truro.

Once you’ve booked, and a few weeks before the call, we’ll send you Katrina’s contact details so that you can email up to 6 poems, or 150 lines maximum. During the call, 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. £45 for Poetry Society Members, £55 for non-members.

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. 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. www.katrinanaomi.co.uk

Feedback from previous sessions:

“I got a great deal out of it, not just for the poems we discussed but for everything else I have been working on. I feel I have taken a welcome step forward. A most enjoyable and productive hour, thank you.” – RR 

“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