Dawn Wood will offer seven 1:1 thirty minute poetry and writing and mentoring workshops during the day.

The session MUST be booked in advance online. The options may be displayed 


Dawn Wood was born in Omagh, County Tyrone and moved to Dundee in 1986. Her academic background is in science education and she is part-time tutor in Postgraduate Medical Education at University of Dundee, as well as working as a hypnotherapist, artist and poet. Dawn’s previous poetry collections published by Templar Poetry are Quarry, (2008, shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize), Ingathering (2013), Declaration (2016).

As Mind Imagines World  is launched at the 2018 Templar Festival at Keats House. It is an entrancing kaleidoscope of closely-observed illusions and delusions, intimately depicted with character, colour and form. The poems explore the nature of the mind, from perspectives of wakefulness, sleep and somewhere in between. 


  • The session must be booked through this page for a specific time slot
  • Once booked the time slot cannot be altered unless it is still available
  • You may email up to six pages of poetry prior to the session in a single file
  • These will be sent to Dawn prior to the 1:1 session
  • The poems will be used as a context for the session
  • Include a short biography with your submission
  • PLEASE email poems to info@templarpoetry.com
  • PLEASE enter in subject line:  'Poems Dawn Wood 10.30'
  • Receipt of the poems will be acknowledged by email
  • We cannot accept poems sent by mail but it is not necessary to send poems, you may also bring work with you before the session to the Festival Bookshop staff in the Nightingale Room who will forward them to Dawn Wood.