Newport with Jonathan Edwards

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If no date is showing or you can’t find a suitable date/time, contact Paul McGrane to see if Jonathan can set up an ad-hoc session for you.

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

Jonathan runs one-hour sessions at Cwtsh Arts Centre, Stow Hill, Newport NP20 4HA. £40 for Poetry Society members, £50 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 Jonathan has sufficient time to read your poems beforehand.

Poetry Society members should enter MEMBER1 in the Coupon code field to receive a £10 discount.

About Jonathan

Jonathan Edwards is the editor of Poetry Wales. His first collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren, 2014), received the Costa Poetry Award and the Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice Award. It was shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. His second collection, Gen (Seren, 2018), also a winner of the Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice Award, is shortlisted for the Gladstone’s Library Writer-in-Residence programme. His poem about Newport Bridge is shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2019. He has read his poems on BBC radio and television and at festivals around the world, recorded them for the Poetry Archive and led workshops in schools, universities and prisons. He lives in Crosskeys, South Wales.

What they say

It was a pleasure to meet Jonathan and the session was very worthwhile for me. His comments were always useful and illuminating, making me see where the poems succeeded in creating the image or ideas, and where improvements could be made. Jonathan is an approachable, knowledgeable tutor and gave me references to published work that I’m following up on to improve my style and technical approach. JCM

The session with Jonathan Edwards was incredibly useful and a very positive experience. I’m so glad I took the opportunity. AP

It was very helpful. Thanks again to you for arranging this event and to Jonathan for his time and expert advice. GT