Poetry Surgery (Bath) with Alyson Hallett

The Poetry Society's Poetry Surgeries provide a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis. Poet and tutor Alyson Hallett will help you to identify strategies for developing your writing, discuss problems you may be experiencing, and look at strategies for taking your work forward. There will be plenty of time to talk about all those things you need to know about writing, revising and submitting your work.

There are five one-hour slots to choose from: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, and 3pm. £35 for Poetry Society members, £45 for non members. Click below to book or contact Paul McGrane 020 7420 9881. You will immediately be allocated a timeslot that suits you.

Once your session is booked, you will be asked to send up to 6 poems, or 150 lines maximum, in advance, so that Alyson has sufficient time to read your poems beforehand. We'll also ask you to provide a brief note about your goals for your writing and what specifically you hope to gain from the Surgery.

Venue: The Meeting Room, Bath Library, 19 The Podium, Northgate Street, Bath BA1 5AL. Wheelchair accessible.

NEXT DATES: click below to book or contact Paul McGrane 020 7420 9881.

  • Saturday 14 March * sold out *
  • Saturday 18 April * sold out *
  • Saturday 9 May * sold out *
Alyson Hallett   Alyson Hallett is a prize-winning poet who has published two full volumes of poetry, The Stone Library (Peterloo Poets), Suddenly Everything (Poetry Salzburg), as well as numerous pamphlets and artist's books. She has written drama for Radio 4 and Sky television and runs an ongoing international poetry as public art project - The Migration Habits of Stones. Alyson is an Advisory Fellow with the Royal Literary Fund, a Hawthornden Fellow and has tutored for Arvon. In 2010, she was awarded a PhD in poetry. Alyson has held many prestigious residencies and in 2011, she was the country's first poet-in-residence in a geography department at Exeter University (funded by the Leverhulme Trust). Alyson has collaborated with musicians, artists and dancers and enjoys working with poetry in all forms. www.thestonelibrary.com