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             Betty Doyle's Poetry Workshops

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2 Types of Poetry Workshop


Why Betty?

Feedback Workshop

In these one-on-one poetry feedback workshops, Betty Doyle would work closely with a client in workshopping their poems. Her experience: from 2014-2016 Betty was poetry editor for Flash Journal Lancaster, and currently works as a poetry editor for Bandit. She has also undertaken a Bachelors and a Masters in Creative Writing, where the classes took the form of workshops. 

Atypical & Alternative Motherhood Workshop

This atypical and alternative motherhood poetry is suitable for a larger group. This workshop involves introducing participants to atypical motherhood poetry, discussing why it is so scant in comparison to typical motherhood poetry, analysing techniques used, and asking participants to write and share their own work.

Content Warning: this workshop would focus on infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, and abortion. 

Poets include: Gerrie Fellows, Julia Copus, Becky Cherriman, Wendy Pratt, Karen McCarthy-Woolf, Natalie Whittaker, Chrissy Williams, Fiona Benson, Sylvia Plath, etc. 

Betty is able to conduct workshops online via zoom or in Manchester. This makes Betty's workshops as inclusive as possible, which is incredibly important to her. 

Betty encourages any individuals and groups to get involved. Group discounts are available. 

This workshop can be booked much like any appointment. Simply contact us today in order to discuss availability. 

This poetry workshop would make a fantastic gift for friends and family. 

Betty Doyle is a poet and student from Merseyside. Her poetry has been published in Brag, Lunate, Re-Side, Another North, Agenda, Sink, And Other Poems, Capsule Stories, Smoke, Poetry Wales, Flash Journal, Cake, and has appeared in anthologies including English PEN Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot, Give Poetry A Chance, I Come From A Body That, Un(Mother):A Creative Exploration of Childlessness, Performing Maternities, and The ART of Infertility: An Anthology of Patient Narrative and ART. Her debut poetry pamphlet, Girl Parts, will be published by Verve Poetry Press in Spring 2022. She is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she is researching infertility poetry, and also leads poetry workshops as part of a funded research project about poetry in health libraries. Twitter: betty_poet


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