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How to Edit and Critique Poetry

6 October @ 18:30 - 21:00

Are you working on a poem, but you’re unsure how to take it to the next stage? Then this is the workshop for you.

Come along to this fun and interactive poetry workshop with Charlotte Lun to experiment with developing your editing skills, learn how to constructively critique each other’s work, and take your writing to the next level!

Through a variety of exercises, discussion, and feedback, you will explore how to cut unnecessary words to give your poem more power, learn techniques to fine-tune rhythm and flow as well as how to choose the perfect title for your piece!

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 tips on how to critique a piece of work to help with this. Thorough feedback of everyone’s poems will also be prepared by Charlotte to share at the workshop.

Please send one poem to charlottelunnpoet@outlook.com once you have booked your place and no later than a week before the session.

Throughout this course, you will learn…

  • How to edit your poetry including, word-count, rhythm, and flow
  • How to offer critique to peers in a constructive way
  • How to improve your own writing

About Charlotte

Charlotte is a published poet, spoken word artist, and tea connoisseur. 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 been featured at poetry nights across the midlands and 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.

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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.


6 October
18:30 - 21:00
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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