Poetry Surgery with Katrina Naomi: Penzance & Truro

Poetry Surgery offers a relaxed but in-depth analysis of your poems on a 1-1 basis. It’s a unique opportunity to identify strategies for further 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.

NEXT DATES: click on the link to book or call Paul McGrane 020 7420 9881

Thursday 21 May, Truro

Saturday 23 May, Penzance

Each session lasts one hour. Times vary. Sessions take place in Penzance or Truro. £35 for Poetry Society members, £45 for non members. 

Once your session is booked, you will be asked to send up to 6 poems, or 150 lines maximum, in advance, so that Katrina 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.

FEEDBACK from previous sessions:

"Just to say that Friday afternoon with Katrina was a treat! I am v v v pleased." Loeke Stok

"Katrina’s help was thorough, meticulous and very constructive. I took quite raw material to the Surgery, looking for ways forward, and was given exactly that. The Surgery gave me a chance to consider a batch of tentative drafts, taken together, as one ongoing 'working-out'. Some great reading recommendations, too. Hope to do it again." Mat Osmond

"I received excellent value for money and would certainly pass it on to friends. I was impressed by the preparation put in before meeting up. Katrina had clearly taken the trouble to read the poems carefully beforehand, and I felt her suggestions were spot on. I came away determined to put my own work first, which as you possibly know when you are organising events, workshops and meetings for others can be difficult." Angela Stoner 

Katrina Naomi   Katrina Naomi is a tutor for the Poetry School and Arvon, and holds a PhD in creative writing from Goldsmiths. Hooligans (Rack Press), a pamphlet inspired by the Suffragettes, launches in 2015. Her first full collection, The Girl with the Cactus Handshake was shortlisted for the London New Poetry Award. Katrina’s pamphlet Lunch at the Elephant & Castle won the Templar Poetry Competition. She has been writer-in-residence at Gladstone's Library, Hartlepool Art Gallery and the Bronte Parsonage Museum - the latter resulted in the pamphlet Charlotte Bronte's Corset (Bronte Society). Katrina lives in Penzance. www.katrinanaomi.co.uk