Brummies – Get free ‘one-to-one’ advice on your poetry!

Here’s a great opportunity for all you Brummie poets to get some FREE advice and feedback on your poetry:

As part of Roy McFarlane’s (Birmingham Poet Laureate) desire for “more poets on the page” and in partnership with Jacqui Rowe, Birmingham Libraries is offering poets an opportunity to access poetry support and advice.

Published poet and mentor Jacqui Rowe will be giving one-to-one advice on writing poetry at Central Library in Birmingham between February and May. (Ahem, that photo is actually the Museum and Art Gallery – which is just across the way from the library. But it’s a nicer building!)

SESSION DATES: 23rd February, 16th March, 30th March, 13th April, 27th April and 11th May (session times between 3pm-5pm at Birmingham Central Library).

20 minute sessions with Jacqui are FREE but must be booked in advance.

TO BOOK: Please contact Nikki Bi on and email up to 6 pages of poetry (up to 30 lines per page) to Nikki no later than one week before the session.

Venue Information
Birmingham Central Library
Chamberlain Square
West Midlands
B3 3HQ
Email Address:
Telephone Number: 0121 303 4511

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3 Responses to Brummies – Get free ‘one-to-one’ advice on your poetry!

  1. Sounds a great opportunity – if I was in the area, I’d definitely go.

  2. Patsy’s right – what a fantastic opportunity for poets. Now we just need someone to offer the same service for short stories…or novels…or articles…or all the other things that we’re struggling with!

    • I agree Sally! I’ve noticed that there are definitely more opportunities of this kind for POETRY rather than fiction – and I’m not sure why! I’ve just been accepted on a (free) training course for 15 Midlands-based poets, involving 3 sessions with (the fabulous!) poet Roz Goddard, which should then lead to one or two (paid) teaching sessions in schools towards the Summer. Poetry is often a ‘way in’, so if you’re a fiction writer and you’ve never really considered poetry, maybe you should be thinking again…! You might surprise yourself!

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