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Drafting Table: performance session

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Welcome to Drafting Table, where we share our emerging poems with each other and provide feedback in a safe and inclusive environment.

Maybe you have been attending the Getting Started sessions and feel ready to edit your work and develop your ideas. Maybe you’re an experienced but unpublished poet who wants to take those next steps in your poetry career. Just bring a willingness to receive and provide feedback with the whole group!

Once a month, we invite a published poet to join us. There will be a short reading of their poems followed by a workshop where attendees can learn more about the creative process, get an insight into what it means to be a poet, and share our work with them.

September’s poet is Serena Alagappan. Serena received her A.B. in comparative literature and creative writing from Princeton University in 2020. She then studied anthropology and literature at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. She has edited poetry for the 30th annual Mays Anthology and the Oxford Review of Books. Her poems have appeared in The London Magazine, The American Journal of Poetry, Stand Magazine, and elsewhere. A recipient of the 2022 New Poets Prize, her pamphlet ‘Sensitive to Temperature’ was published by The Poetry Business under the Smith|Doorstop imprint in June.

Please note that workshops are limited to 15 attendees, so please book your free ticket here in advance to avoid disappointment. Feel free to email any queries to opldraftingtable@gmail.com


September 24
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The Community Works
21 Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HH United Kingdom
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