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Editing Poetry: Getting the best from your writing *Online Workshop*

16 April @ 19:00 - 21:00

Often, writing a poem is a tough old business, and it would be lovely if every first draft was a final draft. But, some of the best poems emerge as a result of good editing.

Not sure how to go about editing your work?

This workshop is great for writers looking to learn more about the editing process. Just how do you edit a poem? Go beyond spelling and grammar to think about content, form and flow, and learn techniques to support your creative process, as well as learning how to constructively edit work for friends and colleagues.

Poet and workshop leader, Leanne Moden, will show you loads of clever tips and tricks to examine and improve your writing on the page, giving you the tools to edit your poetry and make it the best it can be!

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

• Understand the difference between writing, drafting and editing

• Consider the intention of the poem and relate this to the form and content

• Edit for content, tone and clarity

• Consider format, form and page layout

• Evaluate titles, epigraphs and quotations in their work

• Constructively assess the positive elements of their writing.

About Leanne Moden

Leanne Moden is a poet and workshop leader from Nottingham. As a poet, she’s performed at events all over the UK. She was a national finalist at the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam, Hammer and Tongue poetry slam, and the Camden Roundhouse Slam, and her first full-length poetry show premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019. As a workshop leader, she’s worked with groups across the UK and Europe. 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.

How to access the workshop

This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others – either by video or audio-only or both. A user manual containing access instructions and a link will be sent out to you before the workshop. You will need an internet connection, and a computer with either a built in camera or webcam, and a built-in microphone/speaker.

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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16 April
19:00 - 21:00
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