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‘The poem exists not in the first burst of creativity, but in revision’. Steve Dobyns

In this workshop, we’ll explore techniques for shaping the first draft into a poem that is ready to face the world in publication or performance. Moving through a variety of exercises and example poems, we’ll learn methods to get to the core of what your speaker wants to say  including a variety of options for deconstructing your poem so that you can understand it, get the best out of it and enjoy the process.

This Masterclass is a part of LIP (Living in Poetry) FEST,  a two-day celebration and fresh take on poetry festivals. Combining scratch performances from emerging voices with masterclasses from award-winning poets it is a programme brimming with talent, discussion and powerful performances. Proudly sponsored by Arts Council England and Croydon Council.

For information on how to book and about the event visit here.