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POETRY WORKSHOPS

Poet, critic and Tears in the Fence editor, David Caddy, has more than thirty five years experience teaching poetry and writing in a variety of universities and locations around the world with a range of students.

ONLINE POETRY WORKSHOPS

I shall be holding regular online poetry workshops using email and ZOOM video conferencing.

These workshops will consist of a short essay sent by email with a set writing task around a technique, theme or issue. The video conferencing will be in two parts. One to discuss the the theme and task, and the second part to provide commentary and feedback on the poems produced. These workshops offer more intense writing experiences for published poets wishing to develop to a more advanced writing level. This will be a special opportunity to interact with other poets whilst also social distancing.

A good number of the regular workshop group will be participating along with others, whom we look forward to welcoming.

I shall be assuming that poets are reasonably well read and wish to extend their understanding of ways to develop and expand their poetry in a contemporary way. The emphasis will be on strategies to develop both reading and writing skills built upon tradition and experiment through the history of modern poetry. I shall be introducing a range of recent and new poetry, several hot off the press books included.

Recent workshops have been entitled ‘In Praise Of Mistranslation’, ‘The uses and development of Ambiguity’, ‘Being Alive with Merleau-Ponty’, ‘Fragments: some notes’, and ‘From Darkness to Light in Made-up Play’, ‘Light, Birds and Plants in the visionary tradition’, ‘The use of memorable lines’, ‘Conversational Poetry’, ‘Found Response Poems’, ‘Hidden Histories’ and so on.

The online workshops has produced some wonderful poems so far and participants are producing a good range of material from the different approaches being presented. The workshops are different, stemming from our rapidly changing world; inspiring, challenging and enlivening. They are available at £15. Please email tearsinthefence@gmail.com to book a space. Due to popular demand I shall be repeating a number of the workshops. ZOOM is a joy to use and much better quality than Skype. Screen Share is a bonus too.

Please pay on the magazine’s website at the Subscribe / Donate page: scroll down for online workshop, which is at the bottom of the subscription type menu.

The next workshops will be on

Saturday, 28th March from 10.00 am Obsession

Saturday, 4th April from 10.00 am Solitude in the time of Strangeness

Saturday, 11th April from 9.50 am Solitude in the time of Strangeness

Saturday, 18th April from 9.50 am Fragments, Stillness, Attention

Saturday, 25th April from 9.50 am Multilingual Poetry

Saturday, 2nd May from 9.50 am Anti-Pastoral Poetry

Saturday, 9th May from 9.50 am Anti-Pastoral Poetry

Saturday, 16th May from 9.50 am The Wild

Saturday, 23rd May from 9.50 am Fragments, Stillness, Attention

Saturday, 30th May from 9.50 am The Wild

Saturday, 6th June from 9.50 am Poetic Transformations

Saturday, 13th June from 9.50 am Poetic Transformations

Saturday, 20th June from 9.50 am Transitions

Saturday, 27th June from 9.50 am

Saturday, 4th July from 9.50 am

Saturday, 11th July from 9.50 am Woodland Poetry

Saturday, 18th July from 9.50 am

I have suspended my series of Poetry Workshops at the White Horse pub restaurant, Shaston Road, Stourpaine, Dorset DT11 8TA until further notice due to COVID-19.

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David is available to give poetry workshops in educational institutions, judge poetry and fiction competitions in schools and the community. He has led poetry workshops since the
1980s and is interested in challenging and stimulating working environments as well as residency work.

SERIES EIGHT

This workshop series has been suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.

There will be refreshments, a pub lunch, writing sessions, and critical analysis of poems, critical expositions and the opportunity to share new poems for critical analysis, and to interact with other poets that wish to experiment and move beyond the mundane. Amongst the poets under review will be Astrid Alben, Peter Larkin, John Clare, Ed Dorn, Carrie Etter, Sophie Mayer, Peter Hughes, Sarah Howe, Lorine Niedecker, Lesley Saunders, Geraldine Monk, Vahni Capildeo, Thomas A. Clark, R.F.Langley, Lee Harwood, Hera Lindsay Bird, Eileen Myles, John Wieners, Frank O’Hara, John Donne, Alice Oswald, Dylan Thomas, Shannon Tharp, T.S. Eliot, and so on.

The most recent Online Workshops were inspired by the work of R. F. Langley and Lee Harwood. The current workshop is on changes in poetic register.

Day Workshops

These workshops are £22 per session.

The next workshops will be at The White Horse, Stourpaine

Refreshments available from 9.30 am at each workshop

Saturday, 4 April 2020 from 10.00 am

Saturday, 2 May 2020 from 10.00 am

Saturday, 30 May 2020 from 10.00 am

Saturday, 27 June 2020 from 10.00 am

Saturday, 25 July 2020 from 10.00 am

Saturday, 22 August 2020 from 10.00 am

Saturday, 10 October 2020 from 10.00 am

Saturday, 7 November 2020 from 10.00 am

Saturday, 5 December 2020 from 10.00 am

Book early to avoid disappointment. All welcome

Please email dcaddy21@gmail.com to reserve a place

 

Mentoring

This service involves critical appraisals, advice on manuscript preparation and development, and guidance towards full collection publication.

 

 

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