Poetry Triage: An Interactive Seminar with Shivanee Ramlochan

Poetry Triage: An Interactive Seminar with Shivanee Ramlochan


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Ensure Your Competition Entries Stand Out to Judges!

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Writing the poems can be hard enough: submitting them to contests and awards is a whole new world. How can you be sure the judges are paying attention to your best work? In this interactive seminar, Shivanee Ramlochan (Hollick Arvon Prize Shortlist 2015, Forward Prizes for Best First Collection Shortlist 2017, Bridport Prize Shortlist 2018, John Ciardi Poetry Fellow, Bread Loaf Writers Conference 2019) helps you put your poetry house in order!

Examining portfolios of 3-5 poems (10 page maximum) per participant, Shivanee will guide you through behind-the-scenes submissions, do’s and don’ts, sharing her toolkit for an arresting, convincing prize entry, from the multiple angles of thematic, structure, persuasion, and editorial vision. This seminar consists of an illustrated lecture with recommended reading list, interactive group Q&A, and personalised one-on-one portfolio reviews.

Your poetry is your art. Don’t leave the best parts of it on the cutting block, or in a head-scratching sequence. Let’s triage your way to a contest entry in which you have complete artistic faith.

NOTE: This ticket includes two sessions, one interactive group seminar on September 4, and a follow-up one-on-one feedback session with facilitator Shivanee Ramlochan. The ticket shows the date and time of the seminar, after which we’ll contact you to schedule your 15-minute personal feedback session on September 9 or 11.  

Once purchased, you will receive a reply that confirms receipt as well as provides you with your session access code for Zoom. For further information please contact workshops@bocaslitfest.com and we will respond to your query within 24-48hrs.