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Free Verse Workshop: Get in the Game – building yourself a profile in poetry

Saturday 22 September 2018, 2:30 pm5:00 pm

£30 – £35

Get in the Game workshop session with Rishi Dastidar
Building yourself a profile in poetry

All those poets whose poems you love reading – they all started somewhere. But where? If you’ve been writing for a while and are now ready to let your words out into the world, perhaps you’re wondering what the next steps are to find an audience and get them read.

To jump start your ascent to the top of Mount Poetry, join Rishi Dastidar in his practical session on how to get noticed with your poetic words. You won’t need anything special, just a notebook, pen and a desire to be a little more shameless than you may already be.

Rishi Dastidar’s poetry has been published by Financial Times, New Scientist, Tate Modern and London’s Southbank Centre amongst many others. His debut collection Ticker-tape is published in the UK by Nine Arches Press, a poem from which was included in The Forward Book of Poetry 2018.

A fellow of The Complete Works, the Arts Council England funded programme for poets of colour, he is a consulting editor at The Rialto magazine, and also a member of the Malika’s Poetry Kitchen collective. He serves as chair of the London-based writer development organization Spread The Word, and teaches for the Poetry School.

(This is one of two workshops The Poetry Society will be running at Free Verse Poetry Book and Magazine Fair)