Katrina holds a PhD in creative writing from Goldsmiths and has received several awards for her writing.
In addition to teaching for Arvon and Ty Newydd and mentoring for the Poetry Society, she teaches for the Poetry School.
Katrina has previously taught at Goldsmiths and Falmouth University. She runs courses, workshops and one-to-one sessions via zoom and in person.
A participant recently wrote:
‘I enjoyed that. I feel reckless now.’
Katrina runs her own mentoring scheme, see below or get in touch to find out more. She also runs occasional Poetry Surgeries for the Poetry Society via skype and face-to-face.
Katrina’s online workshops – whether for Arvon or the Poetry School – or Katrina’s own zoom sessions have all been selling out. Get in touch if you’d like Katrina to run an online workshop for your poetry organisation.
Katrina runs residential courses for writers, most recently for Arvon with co-tutor Fiona Benson, and for Ty Newydd with co-tutor Deryn Rees-Jones. Her 2021 Online Masterclass for Arvon At Home was hailed as ‘warm, generous and thought-provoking’.
A service to help poets putting together a pamphlet or first collection. Or for those wishing to develop their skills and their confidence in their abilities.
Here’s what Katrina can offer you:
comments on up to 6 poems
You’ll receive written comments and an hour’s feedback session – either face-to-face, or skype or by phone
Prices start at £95 or 3 sessions for £270
comments on up to 30 poems
You’ll receive written comments and an hour’s feedback – either face-to-face, or skype or by phone
comments on up to 60 poems
You’ll receive written comments and up to 90 mins feedback –either face-to-face, or skype or by phone
Please get in touch to find out more.
Many of Katrina’s mentees have gone on to find publishers for their pamphlets and collections; some of these collections have been internationally recognised, winning major prizes.
Katrina is a member of the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE), the Poetry Society and is chair of the Society of Author’s Poetry & Spoken Word Committee.
She 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.
To be the first to hear about Katrina’s workshops and other events, you can subscribe to her monthly ‘SHORT & SWEET’ poetry newsletter.