Day School: Strategies towards publication with Claire Crowther


St. Hilda’s College, Oxford

Saturday 7th March 2015
Tutor: Claire Crowther

GETTING READ – building your strategy for publication

Every poem wants to be read. Where and how is under the control of the poet. This workshop will lead each poet to make a personal strategic plan for publication.

We’ll evaluate the state of poetry publishing, poets’ strengths and weaknesses, the good bits and the bad bits of becoming a well published poet.

And, just to make sure it’s not a purely marketing exercise, there’ll be time to discuss the values behind our strategy – not just because it’s a lot easier to be successful if you believe in what you’re doing.

Claire Crowther has published two collections and three pamphlets and has a pamphlet and third collection due out in early 2015. She has an M.Phil and PhD in Creative Writing (Poetry). She was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh Best First Collection Prize and was awarded a bursary to write her second collection by Kingston University.

Her poems are published widely in anthologies and such journals as Times Literary Supplement, London Review of Books, New Statesman, Poetry Review, Poetry London, PN Review. She reviews regulalrly for Poetry London and other journals. She is currently Poet in Residence at the Royal Mint Museum.

Visit Claire’s website

How to get there:

St. Hilda’s College, Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY. There is limited parking. The station is a short bus or taxi ride from the college. For the more energetic it can be reached on foot in approximately 25 minutes.

Timings and arrangements:

Arrive at the Lady Brodie Room, St. Hilda’s College from 10.00am onwards. The Day School starts promptly at 10.30am and finishes at 4.30pm. Please bring a packed lunch.

To book:

Please email Jenny Lewis at The Poets House, Oxford on to book a place. Cancellations up to seven days before the event will be fully refunded. Up to 24 hours before the event will be half refunded.