How to Edit and Critique Poetry: Part Two
16 March @ 18:30 - 20:30
About this Event
In the first session of this series, we developed our editing skills with an introduction to offering constructive criticism.
If you’re ready to develop your editing skills further, then keep reading.
The second workshop of this series builds on the skills gained within the first session and explores becoming confident in articulating constructive criticism.
Through discussion and feedback, you will hone your craft further, not only editing by the way a poem sounds but the way it looks on the page. You will look for line breaks that don’t sit right, learn how to punctuate in poetry and where to capitalise whilst reinforcing previous techniques learnt, on cutting, rhythm and titles. We will actively encourage each other to not only offer positive feedback but to offer suggestions for development so we can all create polished pieces and become valued editors.
Your poem will be circulated amongst the attendees via email so they can make notes before the session and prepare to offer feedback. Charlotte will offer further tips on what to look for in a poem when editing and how to critique with confidence. Thorough feedback of everyone’s poems will also be prepared by Charlotte to share at the workshop.
This is a helpful follow on from the first session on How to Edit and Critique Poetry, however beginners are also welcome and will be sent helpful tips on how to get started.
Please send one poem to firstname.lastname@example.org once you have booked your place and no later than a week before the session.
Charlotte is a published poet, bookseller and workshop facilitator. After completing her Creative Writing degree at The University of Derby, she became the Events co-ordinator at Scarthin Books and has regularly reviewed literature for BBC Radio Derby. She has featured at poetry nights across the midlands and has had work commissioned by Shottle Hall and Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Her debut poetry collection Metamorphosis is due for publication with verve Poetry Press in May 2021.
Book your place
Tickets cost £15 for NWS Members and £18 for general admission. Book your place, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.
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 link will be sent out shortly before the workshop starts to the email address you enter at the time of booking.