(Self) Portraits in Poetry Masterclass with Todd Swift

Date: 08/03/2014 Times: 10am-4pm Prices: £60 / £50 conc or £240 / £200 for the Series Location: Writers' Centre Norwich

Todd Swift will help you develop your poetry in this Masterclass.

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Do you write poems that reflect on personal experience?

Would you like to learn how to balance confessional work with form and style?

Challenge your poetry writing in the first of our Masterclass Poetry Series, led by internationally recognised poet and literary editor, Todd Swift.

About the Poetry Masterclass

Todd will help you look at the delicate balance you need when writing poetry out of personal experience. You’ll learn how to negotiate joy and sorrow, how to balance reflections of personal experience and conversely, how biography can inform your poems.

Todd often uses memoir and biography in his own work and will use his experience to help guide your poems. You will read and respond to poetry from Todd’s collection, generate new poetry from exercises and gain valuable insights by critiquing each others’ work.

Make the most of Todd Swift’s expertise and find the perfect equilibrium between self and form in your poetry – book today.

This workshop is organised in association with the Poetry School.

About Todd Swift

Attending a workshop led by Todd Swift is something of a coup. His experience as a poet, editor, publisher, critic and anthologist is second to none. His poetry has been published in eight collections and his poems are published internationally, and feature in many anthologies. Todd has edited or co-edited numerous international anthologies of note and is the Director of Eyewear Publishing, an independent press based in London's West End and a popular online blog. He also holds PhD in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia.

This workshop is part of a Masterclass Series

Challenge yourself and develop your poetry by attending all three Masterclass workshops:

Saturday 8th March
– (Self) Portraits with Todd Swift

Saturday 31st May Editing, Structure and Form with Helen Mort

Saturday & Sunday 12/13th JulyVoice and Other Places with George Szirtes

Practiced poets can invest in their poetry with this Masterclass Series- book now for only £240/£200 concessions. (Also sold individually.)


This Masterclass is suitable for advanced level writers.

Advanced- An experienced writer, perhaps with a history of publication or previous academic experience of writing, who wants to work towards professional publication.

Payment is non-refundable on this workshop unless it is cancelled. 

About the Venue

This workshop will take place in the workshop room situated on the ground floor of the Writers’ Centre Norwich office, on 14 Princes Street. 

The room provides an ideal environment for creative thinking and learning with plenty of space and natural light. We also provide a range of teas, good strong coffee and the vital ingredient: biscuits.

14 Princes Street is fully accessible. Please let us know if you have any access or other special requirements by calling 01603 877177 or email: info@writerscentrenorwich.org.uk 

Getting to Writers’ Centre Norwich

Writers’ Centre Norwich is located in the mediaeval quarter of Norwich City Centre. It is a fifteen minute walk from Norwich Train Station and a ten minute walk from Castle Meadow. There is parking available at the nearby Elm Hill car park and St Andrews car park both of which are a short walk away.

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About Writers' Centre Norwich's Creative Writing Courses, Workshops and Professional Development.

If you're interested in professionally led, quality creative writing workshops in Norwich and Norfolk then Writers’ Centre Norwich is for you. We run creative writing workshops and creative writing courses covering prose fiction, the novel, poetry, non-fiction and writers' professional development. People travel from all round Norfolk, East Anglia and the UK to come to our creative writing classes: so please keep checking back to our What's On page or sign up for e-news (top-left corner) to be the first to hear about our new season of events.

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