Skype with Katrina Naomi

Booking now for May, June and July

Katrina Naomi

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Katrina Naomi, wherever you live via Skype. Book online or call Paul McGrane on 020 7420 9881.

If no date is showing, call Paul McGrane to see if Katrina can run an ad-hoc date and time for you.

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

About Katrina

Katrina’s third full collection, Wild Persistence, is due to be published in June 2020 with Seren. Katrina’s fourth poetry pamphlet, Typhoon Etiquette, was published in 2019 by Verve Poetry Press. In 2018 she received a BBC commission for National Poetry Day. Her poetry was highly commended in the 2017 Forward Prize for Poetry. Her latest collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, (Seren, 2016) was chosen by Foyles’ Bookshop as one of its #FoylesFive for poetry. Katrina was the first writer-in-residence at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in W Yorks. Since then she has been poet-in-residence at the Arnolfini, Gladstone’s Library and the Leach Pottery. She has a PhD in creative writing (Goldsmiths) and tutors for Arvon, Ty Newydd and the Poetry School.

Feedback from previous sessions:

“I got a great deal out of it, not just for the poems we discussed but for everything else I have been working on. I feel I have taken a welcome step forward. A most enjoyable and productive hour, thank you.” – RR 

“Katrina’s help was thorough, meticulous and very constructive. I took quite raw material to the Surgery, looking for ways forward, and was given exactly that. The Surgery gave me a chance to consider a batch of tentative drafts, taken together, as one ongoing working-out. Some great reading recommendations, too. Hope to do it again.” – Mat Osmond

“Just to say that Friday afternoon with Katrina was a treat! I am v v v pleased.” – Loeke Stok

“I received excellent value for money and would certainly pass it on to friends. I was impressed by the preparation put in before meeting up. Katrina had clearly taken the trouble to read the poems carefully beforehand, and I felt her suggestions were spot on. I came away determined to put my own work first, which as you possibly know when you are organising events, workshops and meetings for others can be difficult.” – Angela Stoner