Sold out again! Our latest Write Out Loud poetry masterclass with Anthony Anaxagorou

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Our first two poetry masterclasses were a roaring success. Delivered by Rachel Long and Caroline Bird respectively, they fully sold out and generated some wonderful feedback. It’s clear that there’s an appetite for these. So, we’re excited to announce that our third masterclass will take place on Wednesday 23 June, with guest tutor Anthony Anaxagorou - and, as it turns out, it's another sell-out as well.

As with the first two masterclasses, it’ll take place over Zoom from 18.30-20.00 BST. This masterclass will focus specifically on editing your poems. It’s limited to 25 participants, and tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite. They’re priced at £12 (Discount), £15 (Standard) and £18 (Solidarity). You can also find the event on Facebook.

We’re targeting these masterclasses at poets who want to develop their skills and learn new approaches. Over the coming months, we’ll also deliver more workshops for poets who are just starting out on their creative journeys. We trialled this with Saili Katebe as guest tutor at the beginning of May and had a positive response.

Nurturing the development of poets at all levels has always been a core aim for Write Out Loud and we feel that these online masterclasses and workshops are key to that.


Anthony Anaxagorou is a British-born Cypriot poet, fiction writer, essayist, publisher, and poetry educator. His poetry has been published in Poetry, The Poetry Review, Poetry London, New Statesman, Granta, and elsewhere. His work has also appeared on BBC Newsnight, BBC Radio 4, ITV, Vice UK, Channel 4 and Sky Arts.

His second collection After the Formalities published by Penned in the Margins, is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for the 2019 TS Eliot prize. It was also a Telegraph and Guardian poetry book of the year.

In 2020 he published How To Write It with Merky Books; a practical guide fused with tips and memoir looking at the politics of writing as well as the craft of poetry and fiction along with the wider publishing industry.

He was awarded the 2019 H-100 award for writing and publishing, and the 2015 Groucho Maverick award for his poetry and fiction. In 2019 he was made an honorary fellow of the University of Roehampton. Anthony is artistic director of Out-Spoken, a monthly poetry and music night held at London’s Southbank Centre, and publisher of Out-Spoken Press.


The event will take place over Zoom – so you need a free Zoom account and a reliable internet connection to be able to take part.

You’ll also need something to write on – whether that’s pen and paper or a separate digital device. If you have any questions or concerns before booking a ticket, please contact our development manager Matt Abbott on and he’ll happily assist.

If you have registered for this masterclass, we hope that you enjoy it, and we can’t wait to bring you more in the series!

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