Skype with Carole Bromley

Carole Bromley
Carole Bromley (Photo by Michael J Oakes Photography)


This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Carole Bromley. Carole runs one-hour sessions via Skype or FaceTime. Book online by clicking on a link or call Paul McGrane on 020 7420 9881. Can’t find a suitable date/time? Contact Paul McGrane to see if Carole can set up an ad-hoc session for you.

Once you’ve booked, and a few weeks before your session, we’ll send you Carole’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. £50 for Poetry Society Members, £60 for non-members.

Feedback from Carole’s sessions

My feedback session with Carole was brilliant. I learnt so much more in that hour than I ever could reading ‘how to write poetry books’. Carole recommended a couple of books to read before the session, which was incredibly useful, and in the session gave me insights into both my poems and the craft of writing. JL

Carole, that was fantastic! Thank you so much – my brain is fizzing and popping. I will read all your notes and follow up on all your brilliant advice as soon as I have had time to absorb everything. I can’t thank you enough. PA

Carole’s feedback was excellent – thorough, perceptive, supportive, constructive, comprehensive. She had really studied the draft poems and thought about what (and what not) to comment on. She was also very good in the actual one-to-one session itself, listening carefully and thinking of issues from my perspective as a writer. I much hope The Poetry Society facilitates her to do this review service again. I will definitely sign up for it. WK

Saturday’s Surgery was very valuable. I intended to do a ‘stock take’ of my poetry writing this autumn and the opportunity to base this on a session at a poetry clinic was very valuable. The discussions about the poems I submitted were very valuable. I knew they would be. Technique, punctuation, stanza breaks, spelling (I’m afraid so) were all rigorously addressed. Thank you – very helpful. RK

I found the session with Carole very helpful. It was in fact just what I and my writing needed, positively critical and hugely supportive with suggestion I had not considered. I am still buzzing with it. It was for me very good value indeed. I would recommend it to friends who are serious in their writing. RS

About Carole Bromley

Carole’s pamphlets (Unscheduled Halt and Skylight) and three collections (A Guided Tour of the Ice HouseThe Stonegate Devil and Blast Off!) are available from Smith/Doorstop Books. Her next poetry collection, The Peregrine Falcons of York Minster, will be published in 2020 by Valley Press and a pamphlet of poems about her recent experience of brain surgery, Sodium 136, by Calder Valley Poetry.

Winner of many prizes, including The Poetry Society’s 2019 Hamish Canham Award, Carole is an experienced teacher and workshop leader and is available to work in schools and at festivals. She is an Arvon tutor, mentor for The Poetry School and runs Poetry Surgeries for The Poetry Society at York Explore.