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Cath Drake's The Verandah poetry programme (Autumn 2023)
Thu 3 Aug 2023 to Sun 31 Dec 2023
Quality writing workshops, poetry feedback workshops and masterclasses curated by Cath Drake. 3 August to 31 December 2023.

1. Small Group Poetry Feedback 
For those serious about honing their work, there’s a spot available on one of Cath Drake’s intensive small poetry feedback group: 3 sessions - 10 August, 7 September and 5 October.

2. The Climate of Change Poetry Workshops with Cath Drake: UK morning  OR UK Evening timezones

Find fresh and inspiring perspectives on the change we need in this ongoing environmental crisis. Each session (14 September, 12 October, 9 November) delves into a theme in depth, starting with sustainable sustenance. How can we better value food and its means of production?

3. Dive into Poetry: Thematic reading and writing poetry sessions 

Away with the Birds, 22nd October. Explore birds and flight. Birds are a vital connection with nature no matter where you live, even in city centres. Their flight and song has accompanied our lives and they've fascinated imaginations since the beginning of time.

4. Mindfulness & Poetry Uplift

Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and improve well-being, clarity, focus and creativity. It's good for your wellbeing as well as sharpening your writing. Find new ways into your writing as well an uplift for your day/week. Newsletter subscribers get 50% discount. Join us for an early morning refresh on Tuesdays 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November 2023.

Poetry Masterclasses
Professional development for all poets with the best specialist teachers from both hemispheres.

1. Environmental perspectives in Hughes, Heaney & Beyond with Yvonne Reddick, 18 September 2023 - details here 

2. The Art of Play with Judith Beveridge, 4 September 2023 - details here

3. Don Paterson Masterclass: The Telling Detail – Metonymy and the Half-said Thing, 4 October 2023

4. The Dramatic Monologue with, Judith Beveridge, 18 October 2023 

5. Precise Poetry Editing with Pascale Petit, 1 November 2023

6. Writing the Self with Pascale Petit, 5 December 2023

All masterclasses will be advertised on THE EVENTS PAGE in advance, released over July, August, September. Sign up to the newsletter to hear about them first.

About Cath Drake:

Cath Drake is an Australian poet living in London, UK. The Shaking City (Seren Books, 2020), longlisted in international Laurel Prize and highly commended in the UK Forward Prize , followed 'Sleeping with Rivers', a Poetry Book Society choice & winner of the Seren/Mslexia pamphlet prize. Published widely in anthologies and literary journals in UK, Ireland, US and Australia, most recently Best Australian Poems 2022, Plumwood Mountain Journal and The Weekend Australian, she has been short-listed for the Venture, Bridport and Manchester Poetry Prize, plus second and commended in the UK Poetry School Ginkgo eco-poetry prize. A mindfulness teacher and an award-winning environmental nonfiction writer, she hosts The Verandah, quality online poetry events for Aussie & UK writers. 

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