Katrina is running a Starting to Write week for Arvon, taking inspiration from the Brontes https://www.arvon.org/course/starting-to-write-with-the-brontes/ and will be running a Japanese-themed workshop for the Poetry School in London soon. Further information will be posted here shortly.

About Katrina’s workshops: ‘Katrina’s workshops can be challenging. She is a bold leader, assertive but sympathetic. She opens doors to unexplored rooms, shines a ruthless spotlight on lines you’ve always left cowering in dark corners. Katrina lights fuses – fireworks should be expected’ (from Teignnmouth Poetry Festival).

Katrina will be running a poetry workshop at the Leach Pottery in St Ives on 1 March 2018 , as part of her residency at the Pottery https://www.leachpottery.com/courses/poetry-workshop. This is now SOLD OUT. And in April 2018, she will be holding a workshop on Peter Redgrove for the Indian Kings Poetry Group, Camelford, North Cornwall. Contact Helen Wood for further information.

To be kept up to date on Katrina’s workshops, you can subscribe to her monthly ‘short & sweet’ poetry newsletter.

Katrina runs Poetry Surgeries for the Poetry Society, both via skype and face-to-face, the next one is on 15 April, you can book here http://poetrysociety.wpengine.com/poetry-society-information/services/poetry-surgery/via-skypefacetime-with-katrina-naomi/ or contact Paul McGrane at the Poetry Society on 020 7 420 9881 or pmcgrane@poetrysociety.org.uk . Only two places left.

Katrina Naomi

Katrina running a seminar in Japan

Katrina also runs a poetry mentoring and manuscript critique service to help poets putting together a pamphlet or first collection. Prices start at £70 for comments on 6 poems, or £150 for help on a collection (up to 60 poems), get in touch to find out more. Several of Katrina’s mentees have gone on to win prizes and be published.

Katrina holds a PhD in creative writing from Goldsmiths and has received several awards for her writing. In addition to teaching for Arvon and mentoring for the Poetry Society, she teaches for the Poetry School. She has previously taught at Goldsmiths and Falmouth University.

She is a member of the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE), the Society of Authors and the Poetry Society. Katrina has a valid CRB certificate and public liability insurance.

Contact Katrina if you would like her to run a workshop for your group or to receive details of her poetry critique/mentoring service.

Katrina’s kind and incisive eye helped me to clarify ways forward with my writing – she is generous with her experience and knowledge. Showing her my poems and listening to her feedback was a great step for me towards thinking of myself as a poet.
S.H., London
Katrina has been mentoring me since June last year. She has close read poems for me and her suggestions are always pertinent. Katrina has also made suggestions on the ordering of poems for a pamphlet collection, which has now been accepted for publication by Red Squirrel Press. She is very good at suggesting magazines which may like poems.
E.S., Cheshire