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One-to-one Sessions with Poet Helen Mort

LoveLit is offering a limited number of 30 minute one-to-one sessions online with award-winning poet and novelist Helen Mort via Zoom.

Sat, 16 May 2020
9:30AM - 2:00PM
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About this event

LoveLit is offering a limited number of 30 minute one-to-one sessions online with award-winning poet and novelist Helen Mort via Zoom.
Helen Mort is a poet and novelist. She is a five-times winner of the Foyle Young Poets award, received an Eric Gregory Award from The Society of Authors in 2007, and won the Manchester Poetry Prize Young Writer Prize in 2008. Her collection Division Street is published by Chatto & Windus and was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards and the T.S. Eliot Prize. Her second collection ‘No Map Could Show Them’ was shortlisted for the Banff Mountain Literature Award in Canada. She has published two pamphlets with Tall Lighthouse press.Helen’s first novel ‘Black Car Burning’ was published by Random House in April 2019. In June 2018 Mort was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She lectures in creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.
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Price £17, bookable on Eventbrite
Option 1 – Getting Into Poetry
We’ll talk about starting to write poetry, tips for inspiration, beginning to publish your work in magazines, performing in public – this is ideal if you are new to poetry or have been writing in private and now want to think about sharing your work more widely.
For this, please submit the following:
Any specific questions you have about writing and publishing poetry (maximum 5).
A short biography of your writing experience so far (if any), one page maximum.
Option 2 – Poetry Surgery
We will discuss several of your poems in detail and I’ll give you feedback on how to redraft them. We can also talk about what ‘next steps’ you might take to develop your poetry or about themes you’d like to explore in your work. This is ideal if you feel you’ve got your poems as far as you can and need a fresh pair of eyes.
For this, please submit the following:
A maximum of 5 poems, each no longer than one A4 page. We’ll cover as many of these in the session as time allows.
A short biography of your writing experience so far, one page maximum.
Any specific questions you have about your poems or about your writing goals, up to five questions.
How it works
Please book your session and then email the information requested to lovelitderbyshire@hotmail.com by 6th May.
Helen will contact you by email prior to your session on Zoom.

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