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Faber Academy: Advanced Poetry with Maurice Riordan and Richard Scott
Mon 5 Feb 2024 to Mon 29 Jul 2024
If you’re a committed aspiring poet hoping to take your writing to the next level, join Maurice Riordan and Richard Scott for this six-month course at the home of British poetry.

Combining the rigour and camaraderie of Faber Academy's London courses with the flexibility of the online space, this newly redesigned poetry course is for the serious poet working towards a first pamphlet or collection.

The course is tuned both to the innovative practices of contemporary writing and to the enduring principles of poetry through the ages. You will encounter a diverse spectrum of styles and voices, and will be encouraged to experiment in new directions and to exert your imagination with fresh intent – while always maintaining a central focus on the development of your own poetry.

A key feature of the course will be its one-to-one feedback sessions. Each student will have one hour’s individual tutorial time between Richard and Maurice, as well as ongoing feedback opportunities within the group.

Maurice Riordan was born in Co. Cork. His first book, A Word from the Loki (1995), was nominated for the T. S. Eliot Prize, as was The Water Stealer (2013). Floods (2000) was a Book of the Year in the Sunday Times and Irish Times. The Holy Land (2007) won the Michael Hartnett Award. His new collection, The Shoulder Tap, is forthcoming from Faber in 2021. He has taught at Imperial College and Goldsmiths College, and is Emeritus Professor of Poetry at Sheffield Hallam. Riordan was Editor of The Poetry Review, 2013-17.

Richard Scott was born in London in 1981. His pamphlet Wound (Rialto) won the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016 and his poem 'crocodile' won the 2017 Poetry London Competition. Soho (Faber & Faber) is his first book and was nominated for the T. S. Eliot Prize, a Costa Book Award and a Forward Poetry Prize.

Dates: 5 February - 29 July 2024
Location: Online
Cost: £2750 (Can pay by monthly instalments) There is a scholarship place available on this course for a writer who otherwise could not afford to attend.

Application Deadline: Sunday 14 January 2024

Further info and to apply here

Additional Information:
£2750 (Can pay by monthly instalments)

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