Tenth Tower Poetry Summer School

Event date
30 Aug 2016 to 2 Sep 2016
Porter's Lodge (Main Entrance)
Christ Church
Event cost
Target audience
Age range
All ages
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Young poets between 18-23 are invited to apply for the residential school to develop writing and critical skills through a series of exciting and challenging workshops run by:

Olivia McCannon whose collection Exactly My Own Length was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize and won the 2012 Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize


Alan Gillis who has published four collections of poetry, teaches English at Edinburgh University, co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry, published in 2012, and was one of the 20 poets selected to represent the Next Generation of UK poets in 2014.

All tuition and accommodation costs will be paid for by Tower Poetry. At the end of the summer school, the students’ work will be collected and it is intended that selected poems will be published in a poetry pamphlet (the 2014 collection is Something to be Said).

For further details, including the entry qualifications, please see www.towerpoetry.org.uk. The closing date for applications 13 June.