Poetry Surgery (Portsmouth) with Maggie Sawkins

A relaxed but in-depth analysis of your poems on a one-to-one basis with poet, tutor, and 2013 Ted Hughes Award winner, Maggie Sawkins. You will discuss problems you may be experiencing, and look at strategies for taking your work forward. There will be plenty time to talk about all those things you need to know about writing, revising and submitting your work.

Maggie runs three one-hour sessions at 1pm, 2.15pm, and 3.30pm. £40 for Poetry Society members, £50 for non-members. Book online below or contact Paul McGrane 020 7420 9881.


Once you have booked, we will contact you to agree which timeslot you would like and, closer to the session, you will also be asked to send up to 6 poems, or 150 lines maximum, in advance, so that Maggie 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.

Cathedral Innovation Centre, St Thomas' Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HB.

Maggie Sawkins   Maggie Sawkins two poetry collections are Charcot’s Pet (Flarestack, 2003) and The Zig Zag Woman (Two Ravens Press, 2007). Maggie works with people in recovery from addiction, and teaches creative writing in community and health care settings. In 2003 she founded Tongues&Grooves Poetry and Music Club. She won the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry in 2013 for her multi-media production Zones of Avoidance.