Poetry Masterclass: Carol Ann Duffy & Michael Woods, Guest Imtiaz Dharker

Poetry Masterclass: Carol Ann Duffy & Michael Woods, Guest Imtiaz Dharker

Date(s) - Mon 22nd Jul - Sat 27th Jul, 2019
All Day

Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT

Giving Your Poems a Voice

Poets are invited to submit 6 poems for consideration for the Masterclass. The course will be structured around both morning and afternoon workshops (six during week) and evening readings after dinner (four during week). There will be no one-to-one sessions; instead, poets will be put into small groups of four for sharing and discussing of work each day. Work completed during the week will be printed in a course anthology. Applications are invited from poets who have not previously attended a course with the tutors.

Carol Ann Duffy is the National Poet Laureate. Her collections include the prize-winning The World’s Wife, Rapture and The Bees.

Michael Woods taught English and Drama for many years, with extensive experience of teaching creative writing. He researched the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, and lectures annually at the Hopkins International Festival in Ireland. He has written on the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy and was editor/ publisher of the poetry magazine, Tandem. Currently an associate university lecturer in English, he is also a keen photographer and karate instructor. His two collections, Absence Notes and Algebra are published by Templar Poetry. A third collection, Opening Time, is due for publication by Templar in the autumn.

Imtiaz Dharker is a poet, artist and documentary film-maker. She was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2014. Her collections include Postcards from god, I speak for the devil, The terrorist at my table, Leaving Fingerprints, Over the Moon and the latest, Luck Is the Hook, all published by Bloodaxe Books UK


Poems to be submitted by 5pm, 31st January 2019. info@moniackmhor.org.uk 

Successful applicants will be informed by the end of the following month.

Courses from Monday (5pm) to Saturday (10am) including Retreats with Tuition –

£595 single, £540 shared



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