Location: East (when Covid conditions allow)
Fee: £70 (£60 for Poetry Society Members) – from 1 April 2021
How to book
- Please book online via the What’s On page
- Email [email protected] with any queries
- Poetry Society Members – make sure you pick the lower price option
- Rebecca will be in touch with you by phone or email to confirm a date and time.
- At least two weeks before the session, please email 6 poems, or 150 lines maximum, to her in one Word or PDF document.
- Add an accompanying note saying 1. why you write poetry, 2. what you hope to do with your writing, 3. what you hope to gain from the session.
About Rebecca Goss
Rebecca Goss lives in Suffolk and works as a poet, tutor and mentor. Her second collection Her Birth (Carcanet 2013), was shortlisted for The 2013 Forward Prize for Best Collection, The Warwick Prize for Writing 2015 and The Portico Prize for Literature 2015. In 2014 Rebecca was selected for The Poetry Book Society’s Next Generation Poets. Her collaborative poetry and photography pamphlet Carousel was published by Guillemot Press in 2018. Carcanet published her third collection Girl in 2019. She tweets @gosspoems
Feedback from Rebecca’s previous sessions
“I had my session with Rebecca last night (during Covid-19 lockdown), it was brilliant. Thank you for running them during these strange days” KN
“It was great! What a lovely, confident person Rebecca is. I would certainly recommend this type of 1-2-1 Surgery to others. Although there is a lot of editing of various kinds needed for improvement I think that knowing the whole ‘story’ helped the discussion with Rebecca.” EG
“Rebecca was a joy to discuss my work with. I gained an enormous amount from the experience. Not only, in my opinion, was Rebecca’s feedback decisive and helpful, her discussion of the poems aided me in two ways: (1) to give me confidence about my writing, and (2) how best to improve what I have already produced and my desire to continue. I would absolutely recommend to any writer to go to a Surgery at The Poetry Society. Value for money is always a difficult thing to gauge, enough to say I will go to another session. They are a useful and pleasurable way to develop your writing skills and to revisit with fresh eyes what you have already written. Of course the welcome and ambiance of the cafe goes without saying. Big thanks to Rebecca.” RH