Digital Poetry Masterclass

Published Thu 7 May 2020 - By Literature Wales

Digital Poetry Masterclass

from Monday 15 – Friday 19 June 2020

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Tŷ Newydd as the National Writing Centre of Wales, Literature Wales is offering six poets the opportunity to join Gillian Clarke, former National Poet of Wales, for an online Poetry Masterclass.

Aimed at committed poets looking to further develop their writing, the Masterclass will help to develop the shape, music and imaginative possibilities of your poetry. Over the course of five days, you will spend time on your writing, take part in group discussions, and receive critical feedback on your poems from Gillian and your co-poets. During the week, you will be treated to a reading by a guest poet to inspire your work, and the course will culminate with the publications of a digital anthology of the class poems.

Whilst you will be required to follow a simple schedule in order to complete tasks during the week, the course allows you to follow your own pace.

The Masterclass will mainly take place through the exchange of emails, with some elements being presented through Zoom.


Eligibility Criteria

Literature Wales is committed to ensuring equal access to opportunities, as we believe that representation of the diversity of Wales within our literary artists and works is crucial to the future of our literature, our society, economy and culture.

Therefore, this opportunity is offered for free for six Wales-based poets. Applicants must be over 18 years of age.


How to Apply

To apply, first ensure that you are able to commit to the programme during the week of Monday 15 – Friday 19 June 2020.

Then please fill out this simple application form which will also ask you to upload 6 poems. You are also invited to complete an Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, available here.

The deadline for applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 29 May 2020. Gillian Clarke will select the participants, and her decision is final.

For further information about this opportunity or for assistance with the application form please contact