Poetry Surgery with Katharine Towers, Sheffield

Katharine TowersDiscuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Katharine Towers. Poetry Surgery offers a relaxed but in-depth analysis of your poems. 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 time to talk about all those things you need to know about writing, revising and submitting your work.

Katharine holds sessions at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Each session is one hour. Sessions take place on a Saturday at the Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW.  Map of venue 

£50 for Poetry Society members, £60 for non-members. Book online or contact Paul McGrane membership @ poetrysociety.org.uk or 020 7420 9881.



Sat 28 March 2015 - * SOLD OUT *
Sat 25 April 2015 - *SOLD OUT*

Email Paul McGrane at membership @ poetrysociety.org.uk if you would like to put yourself on the waiting list.

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

Katharine's first collection, The Floating Man, was published by Picador in 2010 and won the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry. It was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and the Ted Hughes Award and longlisted for The Guardian First Book Award. A new collection is forthcoming from Picador in 2016. Katharine has taught at Newcastle University and for the Poetry School and has run workshops at Ledbury and online for The Guardian.


"It was tremendous! I felt Kathy had taken time and trouble to consider my work, and we hit it off straight away. She had some great ideas and tips too. Certainly would recommend to other poets." R M, Sheffield

“It was very useful indeed. Yes it was value for money. Yes I'd recommend it to my friends. I'd also add that it was worth the journey to Sheffield on one of the hottest days of the year, in a sealed train with faulty air-conditioning. Praise indeed." Danica Ognjenovic, Farnley