Saturday 7 November

In this masterclass participants will be given advice on some of the best ways to have their poetry read and seen. This will include thinking about magazine submissions, live readings (including open mics), as well as competitions and prizes. Anthony will also discuss things to consider when approaching a publishing house, the pros and cons of self-publishing and how to use the internet in a healthy and productive way. There will also be a focus on the more practical aspects of writing poetry, including on ways to work through writer’s block, the key elements to think about when editing and knowing when a piece of writing is being pushed as far as it can go.

You can purchase a copy of Anthony’s latest collection, After the Formalities, here.

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to ongoing Government guidance and changing restrictions, we have taken the decision to run this course online, via Zoom. You will be emailed the link ahead of time after you have made the booking.

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This masterclass is competitively priced in order to open access as widely as possible. A limited number of bursary places are available and will be allocated according to an assessment of need. For more information, please email customhouse@literatureworks.org.uk. Find out more about concessions and bursary places, here.

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Anthony Anaxagorou is an award winning British-born Cypriot poet, fiction writer, essayist, publisher and poetry educator. His poetry has been published in POETRY, The Poetry Review, Poetry London, New Statesman, Granta, and elsewhere. His second collection, After the Formalities, which was shortlisted for the T.S Eliot Prize, is a Poetry Society recommendation and Guardian poetry book of the year. Anthony is artistic director of Out-Spoken, a monthly poetry and music night held at London’s Southbank Centre, and publisher of Out-Spoken Press.