Birmingham with Roz Goddard

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If no dates are available, or you fancy booking an ad-hoc session, give Paul McGrane a shout – 020 7420 9881 or membership at and we’ll see if Roz is available.

Roz Goddard

Roz runs one-hour sessions in a lovely room at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery – which is very central and easy to get to.

Nice discount for Poetry Society Members – £45. £55 for non-members.

Book online or call Paul McGrane on 020 7420 9881. Can’t find a suitable date/time? Contact Paul McGrane to see if Roz can set up an ad-hoc session for you.

Once you’ve booked, and a few weeks before your session, we’ll send you Roz’s contact details so that you can email up to 6 poems, or 150 lines maximum. During your meeting, 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. 


“Roz had carefully assessed the 6 poems I sent in advance, made notes on them and talked through them She also suggested a few books about poetry writing, most of which I did not know, and gave me some pithy quotes. Not too much advice and information, but just enough. When I went home, I tossed out some poems and set others aside for reworking. I said to her as I left: ‘The best use I’ve made of a Saturday afternoon for a long time.’ – PS

“It was a real pleasure and privilege to meet Roz for a most worthwhile session I thought, well organised and focussed on my efforts and interests (very helpful for we older starters!), very tactful, with an excellent reading list. It was very good value for money, and I shall try to book with her again.” – JB


Roz Goddard is a former poet laureate of Birmingham and has published five collections of poetry, the most recent Spill was published by Flarestack Poets in February 2018. The Sopranos Sonnets and Other Poems (Nine Arches Press) featured on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb. She won The New Welsh Review‘s inaugural micro fiction competition in 2014 and the Interpreter’s House poetry competition in 2015. Her poetry has been shortlisted and commended for the Bridport Poetry Prize, Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition and the Bristol Poetry Prize.