Skype with Mab Jones


Book online by clicking on a date or call Paul McGrane on 020 7420 9881. £50 for Poetry Society Members, £60 for non-members.

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Mab Jones, wherever you live. Mab runs one-hour sessions via Skype or Zoom on a date and time suitable to you. 

Once you’ve booked, and a few weeks before the call, you’ll be asked to 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.

What they say:

“I found your session very helpful and absolutely full of very helpful feedback.” – KW

“I enjoyed the Poetry Surgery very much and took a lot from it. I have followed through on the majority of the changes you suggested and definitely see a marked improvement.” – RP

“Thank you for the feedback and immense advice. Thoroughly enjoyed our tutorial… Wrote two poems last week duly formatted and greatly improved for it.” – MB

“As you can imagine, our conversation, our review of the four poems, and the fact that we clicked from the outset, made this, for me, one of the most important meetings I’ve had in regard to my writing. Today, I have gone through your superb notes with a fresh eye, and the benefit of recalling our conversations on the points; so everything has fallen into place. Your review, our conversation, your documents, means that I actually have a framework to which I can work. And I cannot emphasise how important this is for me. Thank you.” – IM

About Mab Jones

Mab is a “unique talent” (The Times) who has read her work all over the UK, in the US, France, Ireland and Japan. Mab is currently Cardiff Wetlands Writer in Residence. She is winner of the John Tripp Spoken Poetry Audience Award, the Word Factory Neil Gaiman Short Story competition, the Aurora Poetry Competition, the Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, the Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize, and a recent Literature Matters Award from the Royal Society of Literature, amongst others. Her most recent book is Rogue 13, out with Analog Press. Her second collection, take your experience and peel it, is published by Indigo Dreams. Her first collection, Poor Queen, was published by Burning Eye Books. She teaches creative writing at Cardiff University, writes for the New York Times, and has presented three poetry programmes on BBC Radio 4 and one on Radio 3. She was coordinator of International Dylan Thomas Day in 2016 & 2017. Mab undertakes commissions, critique, and mentoring, also.

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