Skype with Rebecca Goss


If we don’t have any upcoming dates or the one shown is not for you, contact Paul McGrane 020 7420 9881 and we can see if Rebecca is happy to run an ad-hoc workshop.

Rebecca Goss, photo credit Lucy Carter
Photo credit Lucy Carter

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Rebecca Goss. Rebecca runs one-hour sessions via Skype. 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 Rebecca can set up an ad-hoc session for you.

Once you’ve booked, and a few weeks before your session, we’ll send you Rebecca’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.

What they say

“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed our session yesterday. I have come away with so much to think about and do. Thank you for being so encouraging and helpful.” RK

“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

“I enjoyed my Poetry Surgery session with Rebecca very much. She was helpful, insightful and encouraging. I made her suggested changes when I got home and felt very pleased. I thought it was excellent value for money. The venue was fine and is much improved by its recent refurbishment. I would definitely recommend the Surgeries. Rebecca was lovely.” SW

“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

“I had a really useful Poetry Surgery session with Rebecca yesterday. Her feedback was constructive and encouraging. She was excellent.” JW

About Rebecca

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