Writing Reviews: Reading and Reviewing Poetry

Fred D’Aguiar



Do you want to have a better understanding of reading and critiquing poetry? Do you want to know how to write good book reviews? This workshop  unravels the  ‘imagined mysteries’ of reading poetry, so you can bring your favourite poetry book with you as a basis for discussion and any questions/issues you may have. This will be a practical based workshop with each participant given a new poetry book.

Tutor: Fred D’Aguiar draws on his dual Guyanese/British heritage throughout his writing which incorporates poetry, novels and plays. Although born in London, he lived in Guyana until he was twelve before returning to England where the highly politicised atmosphere of the British black community of the 60s and 70s became a major influence on his work. His first collection of poetry, Mama Dot, was published to great acclaim and was followed by a further four collections and a new and selected poems, An English Samplar, published in 2001. His position between two cultures is reflected in the many prizes his work has won including the Guyana Poetry prize (twice) and the Whitbread First Novel Award. D’Aguiar is currently Professor of English and Co-Director of the MFA in Creative Writing at the Virginia Technical Institute and State University.He reviews poetry for Poetry London.


Date: Saturday 15 June 2013


Time: 10.30-am-5.30pm


Place: New Writing South, 9 Jew Street, Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove BN1 1UT


Cost: £25/20  includes at least one poetry book to be reviewed and published


Book through Eventbrite www.writingpoetryreviews.eventbrite.com


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