2357 Online: Three Seasons of Poetry with Jen Hadfield – Season 3, Ecopoetics

2357 Online: Three Seasons of Poetry with Jen Hadfield - Season 3, Ecopoetics

Date(s) - Thu 1st Jun - Fri 21st Jul, 2023
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join poet Jen Hadfield online in June for ‘Ecopoetics’ – the third of her ‘Three Seasons of Poetry’.  Whether you are continuing on, or starting fresh this season, Jen looks forward to welcoming you throughout June and July.

Jen’s ‘Three Seasons’ presents poetry as a vital and accessible art-form relevant to the world and times we live in now, with particular focus on voice, experimentation, and ecopoetics. The sessions are suitable for writers of all levels of confidence and experience and will be supportive, open-minded, and informal. 

Jen will lead your course with a small group of 12 writers, focusing on a new theme each season. Previous seasons focused on ‘Identity in Poetry’ and ‘Intention and Intuition’.

Online group sessions will include tutored workshops, close-reading and writing exercises, discussion and feedback sessions, online writing spaces and a group forum where you can share work with your peers between sessions.  

Your group will meet roughly weekly on Zoom, with technical support provided by your Moniack Mhor host. We will do our best to offer priority booking to continuing participants from previous seasons. 

Each writer will also receive a one-to-one tutorial with Jen each season where you can submit up to  2 poems | 3 pages in advance and then discuss them with Jen in your 40-minute tutorial. 


Season 3 course outline – Ecopoetics (June and July 2023)

In our final season, we’ll be asking ‘Where am I?’ We’ll discuss poetry to anchor us in the Here and Now, strategies for creative processing of existential concerns, and explore poems of praise and grief.

Form focus: Organic, intuitive forms

Each season includes:
  • A one-to-one tutorial with Jen Hadfield to discuss your own work (40 minutes)
  • Two ‘inspiration’ sessions (2 hours each)
  • One form-focus workshop (2 hours)
  • Three 40-minute ‘write together’ sessions
  • One group sharing session to hone your critical skills and develop your confidence in giving feedback (2 hours)
  • An end-of-season ceilidh to share your work with your group (2 hours)
Season 3 dates
  • Thur 1 June, 6.00-8.00pm  – Welcome | catch-up and Inspiration session #1 
  • Thur 8 June, 6.00-6.40pm – Writing together 
  • Thur 22 June, 6.00-8.00pm – Form Focus – Organic, intuitive forms
  • Thur 29 June, 6.00-6.40pm  – Writing together 
  • Thur 6 July, 6.00-8.00pm  – Inspiration session #2 
  • Thur 13 July, 6.00-6.40pm  – Writing together 
  • Thur 20 July, 6.00-8.00pm – Group feedback session
  • Fri 21 July, 6.00-8.00pm  – Summer Ceilidh



The full fee for this online course is £300.  A deposit of £50 is required to secure your place, which is non-refundable after a 14-day cooling-off period. The balance payment of £250 is due four weeks before the course begins.


All workshops include a short break. Moniack Mhor staff will be on hand to support you during your course. 

For more information please email online@moniackmhor.org.uk


Tutor biography

Jen Hadfield lives in Shetland. Her first collection, Almanacs, won an Eric Gregory Award in 2003. Her second collection, Nigh-No-Place, won the T.S. Eliot Prize and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection. She won the Edwin Morgan Poetry Competition in 2012. Her fourth collection The Stone Age, published by Picador in 2021, explores neurodiversity and recently won the prestigious Highland Book Prize 2021. She is also working on a collection of essays about Shetland, where she is building a house, very slowly.



This event is fully booked. Please email info@moniackmhor.org.uk to be added to the waiting list.

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