Voice & Other Places: Poetry Weekend with George Szirtes

Date: 12/07/2014 Times: 10am-4pm Prices: £120/£100 conc or £240/£200 as part of Series Location: Writers' Centre Norwich

Devote a weekend to honing your poetry craft with George Szirtes.

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"immense versatility and virtuosity... Read Szirtes to feel the exquisite, excruciating paper cuts of history."
Boyd Tonkin, the Independent

Would your poetry benefit from the expert tuition from a TS Eliot Prize winner?

Learn to hone your writing with George Szirtes, one of the best respected poets of the 21st Century, in the last workshop of our Masterclass Series.

About the Poetry Masterclass Weekend

Enjoy a weekend devoted to the craft of poetry and notions of voice under the tutelage of internationally renowned poet George Szirtes. George will lead you through two days of writing, reading and discussions.

In advance of the workshop you will be given reading and activities, which will help you prepare and get a feel for the weekend. You’ll be invited to bring along work and share it with your fellow workshop participants and George for constructive critical feedback.

The focus of the weekend will be on notions of voice, with particular reference to dramatic monologue, pronoun use and the space which voice inhabits.  Through the workshop you’ll explore the idea of ‘finding a voice’, and question who the speaker of yours and others’ poems actually is.

Book your place now to revitalise your writing and learn from one of the best.

About George Szirtes

George Szirtes is an accomplished and experienced tutor who has previously taught at the University of East Anglia and at the Norwich University of the Arts. His books of poetry and works of translation have won the TS Eliot Prize, the Faber Memorial Prize and the Cholmondeley Prize Déry Prize for Translation, to name but a few. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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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 July – Voice 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 and for committed poets, with experience of being in a workshop environment.

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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