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A Beginner’s Guide to Building Your First Poetry Collection

25 February @ 19:00 - 21:00

Turn a folder full of poetry into a cohesive collection of work, suitable for submission for publication, or self-publishing!

About this Event

‘A Beginner’s Guide to Building Your First Poetry Collection’ is a collaborative ideas-based workshop for poets who are thinking about taking their first steps towards publication.

Using your own poems as a template, you will learn how to identify theme and narrative in your work, how to place your poems in an order, how to critically assess poems for inclusion in a collection, and how to consider your writing as part of a wider narrative for production of a pamphlet or a short collection.

Poet and workshop leader, Leanne Moden will empower you to find the stories within your poems! Please bring ten of your own poems to this session in order to take part in editing exercises. These ten poems need not be thematically linked, but you will benefit most if the poems you bring reflect the poetry you wish to publish.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to

• Identify themes across your work

• Discover narratives across your poems

• Think about the titles of your poems in the context of a larger narrative

• Consider the formatting of your poems on the page

• Be able to place your poems in an order

• Critically assess poems for inclusion within a collection.

About Leanne Moden

Leanne Moden is a poet and theatre-maker from Nottingham. She’s performed at events across the UK and Europe, and she was a national finalist at the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam, Hammer and Tongue poetry slam, Poetry Rivals, the Camden Roundhouse Slam, the Axis Slam, the Superheroes of Slam, and the Anti-Slam. Her first pamphlet, ‘Liaisons’ was published by Stewed Rhubarb Press in 2015, and her next pamphlet will be published by Burning Eye Books in 2020.

Book your place

Tickets cost £12 for NWS members and £15 for general admission. Book your place, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.

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25 February
19:00 - 21:00
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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