This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Alyson Hallett, 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.
Alyson runs one-hour sessions in Bath Central Library. £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 Alyson has sufficient time to read your poems beforehand.
Poetry Society members should enter MEMBER1 in the Coupon code field to receive a £10 discount.
Alyson Hallett’s latest book is LZRD, poems from the Lizard Peninsula, co-authored with Penelope Shuttle (Indigo Dreams). Her pamphlet Toots (Mariscat Press) was shortlisted for the Michael Marks and Callum MacDonald Memorial Awards and chosen by Jackie Kay for a summer read in the Observer. Other books include The Golden Bowl (Potentino Press), The Stone Library (Peterloo Poets), Suddenly Everything (Poetry Salzburg), as well as numerous artist’s books. She has written drama for Radio 4 and Sky television, an essay for Radio 3, and curates an ongoing international poetry as public art project, The Migration Habits of Stones. Alyson teaches at UWE and Falmouth Art School, has tutored for Arvon, is a Hawthornden Fellow and works part time for the Royal Literary Fund. In 2010, she was awarded a PhD in poetry. Alyson has held many prestigious residencies and in 2011, she was the country’s first poet-in-residence in a geography department at Exeter University (funded by the Leverhulme Trust). Alyson has collaborated with musicians, artists and dancers and enjoys working with poetry in all forms. www.thestonelibrary.com