Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 10:30 to Sunday, July 17, 2022 - 13:00

Cath Drake | Dive into Poetry - Reading & Writing Poetry (Online)

Three sessions of reading and writing with Cath Drake. The most enjoyable way to share and learn poetry is in a regular small group. In the first hour of these workshops we’ll discuss an inspiring themed batch of poems sent in advance with a particular theme. We’ll look in depth at the poems and poetic techniques with expert guidance. The discussions in themselves are rich and life-enhancing. Then, after a short break, we’ll write together inspired by the poems and share our writing. These workshops are designed to help you develop a regular poetry reading and writing practice for those relatively new to poetry – beginners to intermediate level. Cath Drake’s collection The Shaking City (Seren 2020), highly commended in the 2020 Forward Prizes, was described by Philip Gross as ‘a guide to staying clear-eyed, combative and caring in unsettling times.’. It follows Sleeping with Rivers (2014) which won the Seren/Mslexia poetry pamphlet prize and was a Poetry Book Society choice. Cost: £80 GBP. For further information and to book visit: