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[Web-based Workshops] see also Poetry Organisations

Workshops are where you get to read your poems and have them shredded - i.e. they are where you learn to become a thick-skinned poet. Most local adult education courses use the format, and most local poetry groups. There are also postal workshops, on-line workshops.

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PK Poetry List - E-Mail Poetry Discussion and Critique Group

The Poetry Kit's own e-mail discussion list which is one of the longest established and one of the best poetry discussion lists on the Internet.   To join the list go to jiscmail or email info@poetrykit.org for information.  Visit the PK List website.


Workshops and Poetry Groups

UK - Please scroll down page for locations in alphabetical order.

Canada - Ireland - Italy - Switzerland - USA

An extensive list of workshops can be found at http://www.writers-circles.com/


Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Writing and Poetry Group. Fortnightly Thursdays. £1.50/£1.00 per session.phone 01970 626842 for details of times and guest writers.


Aldershot

 

Poetry Workshop to take place on the second Tuesday of each month between 7-9 at the West End Centre Queens' Road , Aldershot. For further details contact either the WEC  at 01252 330040 or Rodney Wood at r.t.wood@ntlworld.com

 


 

Ashford

 

Ashford Writers group  meet on the second Thursday in each month at Ashford Library starting at 6 o'clock, ending just before 8 o'clock when the library closes. Contact Marjorie Burge email yym@btinternet.com .

 


Ayr

Ayr Writers' Club meets every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 9.30 pm from September to May at Prestwick, Community Centre, Caerlaverock Road, Prestwick.   The syllabus covers all genres of writing but there are two workshops per year dedicated to poetry as well as a Poetry Speaker.  People interested in going along to the club should contact the current President at info@ayrwritersclub.co.uk.


Bedford

Write Direction
All workshops at Bedford Central Library, times vary.
Tickets for all workshops £12.50 (£9.50 concs.)from Bedford Central Box Office 01234 269519.


Birmingham

'9 poems' is nor a workshop but a poetry discussion group which invites anyone who is interested in a shared reading experience. It involves reading 9 poems a month. We usually meet up on the last Thursday of a month in the 'Six/Eight Kafe' on Temple Row, Birmingham, to eat cake, drink coffee and sound the poems out. see website for details

http://9poems.blogspot.com/

 

 

Cannon Poets have met monthly since 1983. We meet at The Moseley Exchange, The Post Office Building, 149-153, Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP [see Map] usually on the first Sunday of each month [except August] at 2pm.  We are a diverse group of people who have a common interest in and love of poetry. The group encourages poetry writing through workshops run by members or visitors; break-out groups where poems are subjected to supportive peer groups scrutiny; ten minute slots where members read a selection of their poems to the whole group and through publication in our quarterly journal, The Cannon's Mouth .

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Bolton

Bank Street Writers meet on the first Wednesday of every month, at 2-4 p.m. at Bank Street Unitarian Chapel, Crown Street, Bolton, Lancs. BL1 1TS. They produce their own magazine, "Current Accounts", and run an annual open competition for poetry and short stories. Anyone interested is welcome to attend one of their meetings free of charge and without commitment. Further details from: Rod Riesco, Secretary, 16-18 Mill Lane, Horwich, Bolton BL6 6AT Tel: 01204 669858, Email: bswscribe@gmail.com
Web: www.freewebs.com/bankstreetwriters
 


Bracknell

Poetry workshop at South Hill Park Arts Centre,  every 3rd Wednesday of the month, starting at 7.30pm, member-led.  Contact www.southhillpark.org.uk or 01344 484858 box office to confirm dates.

 


Bradford


Beehive Poets meet at the Beehive Pub Westgate Bradford BD1 on a Monday night from 8.30.
Bradford Poetry Workshop forms part of the events programme of the Beehive Poets programme of events. BPW meets monthly, the fourth Monday of the month 8.30p.m at the New Beehive, Westgate Bradford BD1. Bring along at least half a dozen copies of your poem for constructive criticism or just sit in, listen and comment. On other Mondays same time, same place, Beehive Poets either have readarounds or guest readers.
More details from Bruce Barnes 01274 223665 email
bruce.poetbradford@blueyonder.co.uk
 


Cambridge

Cambridge Writers organise workshops, competitions and speaker meetings; for details and membership information see the website http://www.cambridgewriters.org     (21004)


Camelford

Indian King Poets: Garmoe Cottage, Trefrew Road, Camelford, Cornwall PL32 9TP.  Phone 01840 212161 or e-mail indianking@btconnect.com.  Meets most Mondays from 10 am - 12.30 pm to write together, share work in progress for criticism, assist in submitting work for publication.  Limited to 10 so please phone first.  £6 per session.

 


Cardiff

square writers' circle  meet every Thursday, 8pm - 11pm [approx.], in a converted, very comfortable, centrally heated loft in the quiet residential suburb of Adamsdown, Cardiff — offering an exclusive, comfortable & uninterrupted environment, away from disruptive background noise & uninvited distractions: Poetry, Prose, Screen Writing & Non-Fiction all welcome.   Adequate, free & safe parking is available to car owners.  Guaranteed read-thru for all in attendance.  Feel free to bring your own refreshments!  Please contact Christopher Brooke for futher information & directions — 07793 773306      (906)

 


Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Poetry Group meets in Chesham Library on every third Monday of the month, 11.00-12.00.  This is an open free discussion group, everyone welcome.

 


Croydon

Poets Anonymous are based in Croydon and hold two open meetings each month:

The First Friday of the month at the Dog and Bull, Surrey Street, five minutes walk from East Croydon Station, from 8pm. #2.00 waged, #1.00 unwaged. All are welcome to read their poems in friendly, supportive company.

The Second Saturday of the month at the the Primary Room, the United Reform Church, Addiscombe Grove, Croydon. These meetings take place at 2.30 to 4pm. The United Reform Church is two minutes walk from East Croydon railway station, bus and tram stops. There is a charge of £1. Once again all are welcome to read their poems, or works by other poets

Poets Anonymous also run a two day festival in July, Poetry Plus, of poetry, music, dance, visual arts - with the emphasis on poetry. This takes place at the Croydon Clocktower.

Poets Anonymous publish 'Poetic Licence' a magazine of new poetry. It comes out three times a year. It is edited by three editors, revolving through the membership of Poets Anonymous, so each edition has a different outlook. Contibutions are welcome, with a stamped addressed envelope.

Poets Anonymous also publish anthologies of the Poet Plus festivals, featuring poems by Roger McGough and John Hegley; the 1998 International Women's Day festival, featuring a poem by Kate Clanchy, and collections and tapes of Croydon poets.

Contacts: e-mail: poets@poetsanon.org.uk
Peter Evans, 70 Aveling Close, Purley, Surrey, CR8 4DW (020 8645 9956)
Ted Smith-Orr, 365 Holmesdale Road, South Norwood, London, SE25 4PN (020 8653 7660)


Derby

Derby Poetry Society Meet 7.30 pm Room 4, Friends Meeting House, St Helens Street, Derby. Telephone 01332 553430

 Wilmorton Poetry Group,  Derby.

 



Dorking

Well Versed is an informal poetry reading group which meets the second Monday each month 7.30pm at Mole Valley council offices, Pippbrook, Dorking, Surrey to read, enjoy and discuss all poetry. Contact Rosemary - 01306881520


Edinburgh

Fountainbridge Writers Group meets every Wednesday from 6.00-&:45 Pm at Fountainbridge Library, 137 Dundee Street Fountainbridge, Edinburgh Information: fountainbridgewriters@yahoo.co.uk


Folkstone, Kent

Folkestone Writers, Kent.  We offer a monthly slam, open night and a repository (using a wordpress site  at:  http://folkestonefreedomwriters.wordpress.com)

 


 

Great Dunmow 

Talliston Poetry Circle meet on the third Thursday of each month starting at 8pm. Meetings are held at Talliston House & Gardens. Contact John Trevillian, Leeside Queens Road, Willesborough, Ashford, Kent Tel: 07760 171100, jetx@aol.com, http://www.meetup.com/Talliston-Poetry-Circle/

 


Guildford

Surrey Poetry Centre (Guildford and Wey Poets) meet 1st and 3rd Thursday of most month from 7.30-10.00 p.m. at the Guildford Institute of the University of Surrey, Ward Street, Guildford GUl 4LH
Contact Pat Earnshaw, Willinghurst Cottage, Shamley Green, Guildford GU5 OSU. Tel: 01483 274 389 


Guildford Cathedral Poetry. All meetings at the Diocesan Education Centre 5pm - 7pm
Contact Michael Barrett 01483 414997


Gillingham

Medway Mermaids. A writing group for women of all disciplines and styles, who are committed to developing our work through mutual support and constructive criticism. We meet in Gillingham, Kent. More details from the website: http://www.medwaymermaids.btik.com/home.ikml or by emailing medwaymermaids@yahoo.co.uk    (707)


Haslingden

Haslingden Writers meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at Haslingden Public Hall. Contact: Martin Peacock: 01254 389250 peacock912@breathemail.net


Hastings

Hastings Writers Group - Meets alternate Monday evenings at the Royal Victoria Hotel, Marina, St Leonards-on-Sea.  Contact Secretary, Jean Russell-Parnell on 01424 870054.


Henley-on-Thames

River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames RG91BF Bookings : 01491 415600
Saturday workshops for adults, include creative writing. Contact directly for detailed programme.


Huddersfield

The Poetry Business Writing Days, held monthly on a Saturday from 10.15 to 4.15. Writing exercises and workshop. £12/£6


Ipswich

Poetry Ipswich
For more information contact clivy@angustcat.demon.co.uk 


Lampeter

Lampeter Writers' Workshop has a strong emphasis on poetry. The group meets on Tuesday nights, 7.00 (termtimes only) in Lecture Room 7, Canterbury Building: University of Wales Lampeter. Please contact writersworkshop@lamp.ac.uk : tel. 01570 422 351 ext 297


Leicester

 

Weaving Words, a writing group based in Leicester. We meet on the third Wednesday of every month.

The sessions are designed to encourage writers of all abilities, we have a 'Creative Challenge' where we share writing exercises, tips and techniques. Followed by an open mic where is wanted people can ask for feedback. The evening is then rounded up by a special guest, who will share some work and a Q&A session. Our guests our writers of many guises from poets to singer / songwriters.

Writers of any experience warmly welcomed.

For more information check out our website http://www.essentiallyeccentric.co.uk/weavingwords or our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/weavingword

 

 

Leicester Poetry Society - Events normally second Friday of the month at 7.45pm, Leicester Adult Education College, Wellingston Street, Leicester -  Tickets £4.00/£3.50 . Details www.poetryleicester.co.uk.   or telephone 0116 256 7074 (office hours). e-mail: david.bircumshaw@ntlworld.com  Weeks where no reading scheduled are workshops, 7.00-9.00pm. (£2) 

 


Letchworth

Poetry ID - The Settlement, Nevells Road, Letchworth Garden City.  www.poetry-id.co.uk www.poetry-id.co.uk (

http://poetry-id.wetpaint.com http://poetry-id.wetpaint.com. The main site is for information only, while the wiki is more interactive.

Contact details : david.van-cauter@ntlworld.com.

Official Letchworth Stanza of the Poetry Society.


Leatherhead, Surrey

Phoenix Writers Circle meets at Park House, Leatherhead, Surrey. Full details  www.phoenixwriterscircle.org


Little Chalfont, Bucks

Metroland Poets Pucks Paigles, Burtons Lane, Little Chalfont, Bucks. Nearest Station: Chalfont & Latimer (Met. Line) Contact Christopher North Tel: 01494-762290 e-mail: 


Liverpool

Inklings Writers Group Meeting at 1pm every Wednesday, Pauline Bookshop, Bold Street, Liverpool
A group of writers who make everyone welcome. A chance to share what you have written in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Or just come along and listen.    (27704)


London

Blue Nose Poets/Writers Inc. Sunday Workshops at Waterstones Piccadilly 12.00 - 5.45pm. Tickets 020 7851 2400 £20/£17 concessions.
Contact Blue Nose Poetry, P.O. Box 29695, London E2 0FD Tel: 020 8981 2548 or email
Brettvt@btinternet.com.

 

Ivy House Poetry Circle London Jewish Cultural Centre, Ivy House, 94-96 North End Road, London, NW11 7SX.  Themes are selected by the group and we also host readings with well-known invited poets.  http://www.ljcc.org.uk/events/3267-ivy-house-poetry-circle-winter-term.html


Camden MIND poetry workshops at the Diorama Arts Centre, 34 Osnaburgh Street, London NW1 3ND, alternate Tuesdays, starting at 7.30pm. Admission free.


Camden Poetry Group meets Saturdays once monthly at 6.30pm.
Send sample poems before attending ; J
udy Miller, our email address is camdenpoetrygroup@live.co.uk


Camden Voices meet Wednesdays during term times. 7-9 p.m at Working Men's College, Crowndale Road, London NW1.
Information from Dinah Livingstone Tel:0171 485 3830 Enrolments: 0171 387 2037 


Barnet Writers' Workshop:  led by Katherine Gallagher at Friends' House, Leicester Street, East Barnet, London. EN5. Tuesdays, 1.00 p.m.  - 4.00 p.m. For new and experienced writers - ways into short fiction.  £10. Dates:  10th October,
14th November, 5th December. Pre-bookings and further details:  -  0208 8811418.


Coffee House Poetry run themed workshops (limit 12 people) on selected Saturdays, 12noon-4.00pm, £20.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus one day seminars. For details contact the tutor, Anne-Marie Fyfe on 020 8354 0660, email CoffPoetry@aol.com. or write to Coffee-House Poetry, PO Box 16210, London W4 1ZP


Crouch End - Practical Poetry Writing Workshops for new and improving poets. In association with Haringey Libraries. Every Tuesday afternoon 1-3pm at Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, Crouch End, London N8. Formed in 2002 by published poet and qualified tutor Laurence Scott. First visit free. Join any time. Phone Laurence (020) 7263 5586 or email:  poetic@btinternet.com
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Fulham & Chelsea Survivors' Poetry Group Poetry Workshop meet every Wednesday 6.00pm at Tamworth Project, 11 Farm Lane, London SW6. For further information contact Gavin Philip on 020 8386 5699


 

Greenwich Poetry Workshop meets on Thursdays from 7-9pm.  West Greenwich House, 141 Greenwich High St. 

For more information please contact fionamoore at aetos dot freeserve dot co dot uk.   

 


 

Herga Poets is affiliated to: Harrow Arts Centre, Hatch End, Harrow. Annual membership: £5.00 plus £1.50 per meeting (visitors £;2.50) meets 3rd Sunday of every month (exc. August) at 2:15-5:00pm in the library at Orley Farm School, South Hill Avenue, Harrow on the Hill
Contact: Diane Tang, 5 Fore St, Eastcote, Middlesex HA5 2HX Phone: 020 8864 3149


Highgate Poets meet in members' homes in the North London area.   http://www.highgatepoets.com/
Would-be joiners must submit a sample of their work with a SAE. Details from Jill Bamber 020 8883 8095

 


The King's Poets Tuesday nights 8-10pm Please email bertzpoet@yahoo.com, or catherine_mcloughlin@hotmail.com  The King's Poets, a workshop founded in King's Cross in 2002 by former students of the late Michael Donaghy. We meet twice a month, currently Tuesday nights 8-10pm on the 4th level lobby of Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre. Many members are published poets, and whilst this is not a requirement, a certain level is expected.


London Voices Poetry Workshop meet on the last Friday of every month at 8pm at the London Spa (Pub), Exmouth Market (junction of Farringdon Rd & Rosebery Ave. Nearest underground station is Farringdon Road)
Contact Gillian Oxford, 70 Holden Road, London N12 7DY Tel: 020 8445 0090


Magnetic North Writers Open, friendly group giving you a chance to receive feedback on your work - poetry, short stories, prose. Writers' group, meeting weekly, 8pm to 10pm in the Greenwich/ South East London area. Venue may vary so please check details contact us through the website at   http://magneticnorthwriters.co.uk/ 


Mary Ward Workshops Full details from Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AQ


MUSWELL HILL - Practical Poetry Writing Workshops - tuition and feedback for new and improving poets with poet and qualified tutor Laurence Scott (Other Poetry, Magma, Acumen, The London Magazine, etc). In association with Haringey Libraries. Every Thursday morning 10.30-12.30 at Alexandra Park Library, Alexandra Park Road, Muswell Hill, London N22. Join any time. Phone Laurence (020) 7263 5586 Email: poetic@btinternet.com

New River Writers a friendly andf supportive workshop based group that welcomes writers of all levels

Meets every Thursday at WENLOCK ARMS 26 Wenlock Road LONDON N1 7TA

from 7.30-10.00pm

Free  Contact Julian on 07804 258709  http://www.foxglove.co.uk/newrivers

 or email duffusjjg@hotmail.com


Pitshanger Poets The Questors Theatre, 12 Mattock Lane, Ealing, W5 5BQ
Poetry Workshops are held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7.45pm. Come to share your work (please bring copies) or just to listen. Cost: £2.00. For details ring (020) 8567 0011 or e-mail: pitshanger.poets@virgin.net.


Poetry Round meet on Monday evenings each week commencing at 7:30pm at The Barkston Gardens Hotel, 34-44 Barkston Gardens, London SW5 OEW (near Earls Court underground station). Tel: 0171 373 7851


The Poetry School holds a variety of all-day and shorter workshops.Phone the Poetry School on 020 8223 04011 020 8985 0090 fax 020 8223 0401 email PoetrySchl@aol.com or visit www.poetryschool.com


The Poetry Surgery. Run by Angela Dove of Poetry Works. Not strictly a workshop but an opportunity to get a one-to-one critique of your poems. Organised by The Poetry Society, sessions cost £30 (£25 to concessionaries and members of the Poetry Society. Surgeries are also available in East Anglia. 


Poetry & Voice:    a lively and supportive workshop led by widely-published Katherine Gallagher at Jacksons Lane, 269 Archway Road, Highgate, N6.Highgate tube. Writing exercises and constructive feedback. Practical criticism of
existing work. The emphasis is on tuning into ourselves and the poem, its particular shapes and rhythms.
For new and experienced writers. Please bring 12 copies of one of your poems for critique and comments. £16, (£12concs.) . Pre-booking essential. Info: 0208 881 1418. Email: Katherine_Gallagher@compuserve.com      

Dates for 2006-07:   30th September, 21st October, 18th November, 20th January, 17th February, 24th
March, 21st April, 19th May, 9th June, 21st July.


Poets of London. ‘Creating Poetic Space’ workshops (for poets and those interested in the built environment). Waterstone’s Gower Street, 82 Gower Street, London WC1. ‘Creating Poetic Space’ workshops take place in the meeting room (http://www.poetsoflondon.com/update.htm). Nearest tubes Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street, Russell Square. Web site http://www.poetsoflondon.com. Info enquiries@poetsoflondon.com. 2-5 pm. Free. Monthly on the first Saturday of the month.


South Acton Writers Group meet on Monday evenings from 18:30 to 20:30 at All saints church centre, Bollo Bridge Road, Acton, London W3. The nearest tube station is Acton Town on the Picadilly line or South Acton on the Silver Link metro Rail(the Old North London BR Line). Information Jules Duffus - e-mail duffus@sas.ac.uk


SubVerse Writers Open-minded, friendly and supportive gatherings to share heartfelt poetic musings on the value of surrender, submission and submissive people. Meet last Saturday of the month at 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm at Bar Chocolate (Bookshop Café), 27 D’arblay Street, W1(Tel: 020-7287-2823). Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus


Survivors' Poetry - Writing on the Edge - free poetry workshops for survivors of mental distress. Informal and supportive environment; all abilities welcome. Each workshop is led by two experienced poets, who are almost always survivors themselves. Held at 7:30 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays. Venue: Garden Studio (a downstairs room) at the Diorama Arts Centre, 34 Osnaburgh Street, London NW1 3ND. Nearest tubes: Gt Portland St, Warren St. For details phone Survivors’ Poetry on 020 7916 5317 or write to: Survivors’ Poetry, Diorama Arts Centre, 34 Osnaburgh St, London NW1 3ND. Website: http://groups.msn.com/survivorspoetry


Wimbledon and Merton Poetry Group. Contact: Russell Thompson 07969 597967 or zznsh@yahoo.co.uk  


Word Weavers meet every 2nd Friday 7.30-9.45 pm at Fairkytes Arts Centre, opp: Queens Theatre, Hornchurch, London Borough of Havering. There is a fee of £2.00. Activities include poetry/writing/storytelling, workshops and performances at various venues around the borough. Organisers Barbara & Peter Maskens can be contact on phone: 01708 454220 or e-mail peter.maskens@lineone.net


Word for Word meet once a week from 1pm-3pm on Wednesdays at Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, Crouch End, N8 9JA. A first visit is free. Some sessions are with tutors and some are 'peer led'. There is also a critical session once a month with the author Hilary Bailey.
For more info, contact Elissa Swinglehurst, phone: 020 8372 3534 email: elissas@lineone.net


 

Writers Forum workshops, irregularly at The Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3BL.; wokshop from 4 p.m. till 6 p.m.We maintain a blog on http://www.myspace.com/writersforumWF E-mailing list  Send a blank message to WFInfo-subscribe@topica.com

 

 


The Writing Space runs creative writing workshops, writing holidays in London and Lancaster, and individual sessions, with a strong emphasis on poetry. Also publishes 'This Is..' creative arts magazine.


Louth, Lincolnshire

Louth Poetry Group; a welcome to all poets and writers. Louth Poetry Group is a space for poets and writers to develop and explore their work   In a safe but challenging environment the reading and writing of poetry and literature is encouraged and further workshop experience facilitated    The group meets fortnightly on Wednesday Evenings; in addition to their own work, the group review the current and historical poetic presentations, with readings of both popular and less well known poets welcomed

Louth Poetry Group is operated by The Lincolnshire Writing Centre Limited; there is a charge of £4.00 per session, which includes refreshments and a contribution to the facilities.
Contact details  Web  www.louthpoets.coastmoor.co.uk   Email christopher@louthpoets.coastmoor.co.uk  (1006)


 Manchester

POETICA group.
We meet every second Wednesday. It's an informal mutual support poetry group. 

Manchester Central Library, Reception Room, 6 - 7.45pm

 10 Feb     
24 Feb      
10 March
 24 March

 April - new venue, because the library is being refurbished

 cost: free, just bring a poem
poetica_mcr@yahoo.co.uk

 


Manchester Poets Workshop   Bring about 8 copies of a poem and it will be discussed by those present.
Advisable to ring Dave for more info especially if you want a poem discussed. 
Chorlton Library (backroom), Manchester.  Entry: Free
tel Dave Tarrant 0161 429 6385 email manky@toucansurf.com 
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Middlesbrough

The Bizz Creative Writing Master Classes are at the Leeds University Adult Education Centre, Harrow Road, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough. Saturdays 10am-12noon £3.00/£2.00 (students £1.00). Contact Andy Croft at Cleveland Arts.


Milton Keynes

Speakeasy - Milton Keynes Writers' Group exist for lovers of the written and spoken word.  We now meet on the first Friday of each month and we've changed venue.  The old venue was getting a little tight for space so we now meet at the Woolstone Community Centre, Mill Lane, Woolstone, Milton Keynes (near The Barge Inn).  It's a great venue - a 13th c. church wich is now the community centre.  Lots of atmosphere and very condusive for story telling. Our meetings are 8pm - 10.30pm.  Please call for details 01908 663860 or visit our website at www.mkweb.co.uk/speakeasy
 


Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Tynesidepoets meet at The Old George pub Cloth Market Newcastle upon Tyne 1, Contact: Alan C. Brown, 01912421565 (phone) E-mail: Alantynepoet80@aol.com Workshops for writers on the 2nd and last Tuesdays each month.


Newquay, Cornwall

Newquay Library Poetry Group meets on the 2nd Friday of the month from 11.00-1.00 in Newquay Library, Marcus Hill, Newquay, Cornwall.  Free admission; small (20p) charge for teas & coffees.  For further information, contact Zeeba Ansari on 01872 241106.


New Romney

Marsh Ink meet fortnightly on Wednesdays at 7.30 pm during term times at Southlands Community Comprehensive School, Station Road, New Romney, Kent TN28 8BB.  Contact for information  bridget@fowkes16.fsnet.co.uk


Notingham

Serpent's Tooth ;  West Bridgford, Nottingham  - Meetings: First Monday of the Month (except August) 7-9pm - Location 70 Gordon Rd, West Bridgford -Contact: David Supper 0115 981 0356 email Davidmsupper@aol.com

 


Oxford

Back Room Poets host regular poetry workshops on 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month in Oxford city centre as well as workshops in North and South Oxford. Please bring 8-10 copies of the poem to be workshopped. First workshop free. For further details please visit http://www.myspace.com/backroompoets  or http://brpoets.net/

 


 

Penzance, Cornwall

Penzance Poetry Group meet on the 1st Monday and 3rd Thursday of each month at Trevelyan House, Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall. Mondays - 12.30-2.30; Thursdays - 10.00-12.00.  There is a small charge for room hire.  For further information, contact Zeeba Ansari on 01872 241106.  

 


Poole

POOLE POETRY GROUP which meets up each Wednesday fortnight at 7.30 pm the Venue is The Fourways Centre  Constitution Hill Poole.
The coordinators are Mary Paterson and Anthony Hayward.The group is funded by The Co-operative membership.  All details are on the groups website at www.poolepoetrygroup.com
 


Reading


Thin Raft (UK) meets from 8-10 pm every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at the Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS. These regular poetry workshop sessions are open to anyone looking for structured feedback from a supportive, eclectic poetry group. Poets at all levels of experience are welcome, from beginner to best seller. Be prepared to give as well as receive feedback. Please bring 10 copies of your own poem to share at the Monday meetings. Contribution: £3.00/£2.00 (conc.) per session. For more information contact: Gill Learner on gilllearner@waitrose.com
 


Richmond

Richmond Writers' Circle  for information see website www.richmondwriterscircle.org.uk


Rotherham

Rotherham Metro Writers c/o Graham Rippon, 19 Godric Drive, Brinsworth, Rotherham, South Yorks S60 5AN. Organisers: Graham Rippon, Roy Blackman. Phone: 01709 - 371413.
Meet Wednesdays, 7.00pm - 9.15pm, at "Nellie Dean's" public house, Rotherham (near the chapel on the bridge).


Rye

Connections magazine runs various workshops. Sound and Sense in Poetry is on February 9th 2002 1.30-5.00pm at the Stormont Gallery. Contact Narrisa Knights, Connections Events, 13 Wave Street, Whitstable, Kent, phone 01227 272958


Southend-on-Sea

Southend Poetry Group (www.southendpoetry.co.uk) meetings are held at 8.00pm on the first Wednesday of each month upstairs in the Railway Hotel, Clifftown Road, Southend on Sea. Contact: Adrian Green, Secretary, email: adrian@greenad.co.uk
 


SDMHA Poetry Group 112a Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2LX
New group planning to meet on Mondays. Contact: Norma Trigg 01702 601123


Stevenage

Stevenage Survivors (part of the Survivors Poetry network) run poetry workshops in the Stevenage area, fortnightly on Friday evenings at 7.30 pm. The venue is The Friends' Meeting House, Cuttys Lane, Stevenage. For more information contact Roy Birch (01438) 225377 or Neil Hopkins bottomley.hopkins@ntlworld.com). Admission free.


Storrington

Glebe Poetry Club meet once a month on a Wednesday afternoon. Contact Ursula Kierman on 01903 743289, e-mail wom72@netscapeonline.co.uk


StAlbans

VER POETS based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, who enjoy writing and reading poetry. Regular evening meetings, day-time workshops (for members only), help, advice, and information on events and competitions.   Competitions, some for members only.   For details contact the Secretary, D Schiller, T 01727 864898, E daphne.schiller@virgin.net  


Swindon 

BlueGate Poets workshops  http://www.bluegatepoets.co.uk/?page_id=45

 


Taunton

Fire River Poets a Taunton-based Poets Group for Somerset. Regular meetings and other events. see website at - http://www.fireriverpoets.org.uk/ (6405)


Truro

Truro Library Poetry Group meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 2.30-4.30, in Truro Library, Union Place, Truro, Cornwall.  Free admission; small (20p) charge for teas & coffees.  For further information, contact Zeeba Ansari on 01872 241106.  


Tunbridge Wells

Kent & Sussex Poetry Society Camden Centre, Market Square, Royal Victoria Place, Tunbridge Wells
Contact info@KentAndSussexPoetrySociety.org


Wakefield

Wakefield's newest poetry group,The Destiny Poets is pleased to announce that they will be hosting their,"Not Just Poetry"workshops sessions at Henry Boons pub,130 Westgate(nr.the railway station)Wakefield,EVERY 1st.Tuesday of the month in 2011.We welcome writers of all skill levels from all literary art forms,hence"Not Just Poetry".Seesions are 7pm-9pm.Commencing Tuesday January 4th then Tuesday February 1st,March 1st,April 5th etc.for further details and copies of their newsletter,"The Elephant"contact,louiskasatkin@yahoo.co.uk


 

Worcester

We meet monthly to support, criticise and encourage each other as poets.  United by a love of poetry and
strong desire to write as well as we can, we welcome new members.  For venue and other details phone - 01905 458773, or email on amanda@bonnick.fsworld.co.uk


 

CANADA

Wild City Writers' Workshop meets at the High Park Library, 228 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, Ontario at 11:00am every Saturday. Prose, Poetry, Essays. There is also an online workshop http://network54.com/Hide/Forum/85672 hosted by Carly Svamvour of Wild City Times. (416) 533 0660 wildcity@vif.com


IRELAND

Kinvara Writers' Group - Meets each Wednesday, 9. 30pm, Connolly's Bar on Kinvara Quay, Kinvara, Galway. All welcome. Group has produced an anthology and pamphlet and organises an annual commemorative festival for mediaeval poet Donncha Mor O Dalaigh. Contact: Fred Johnston sylfredcar@iolfree.ie WhiteHousePoets - Writers Group   


The White House Poets - Limerick -have now formed themselves into a Writers Group whose main goal is to help each other be more creative, write better and get published.  Open to members of all level of experience and of all ages and interests - primarily a poetry group.  Anyone interested please email - whitehousepoets@eircom.net  


ITALY

Poeti ad Alta Voce, 40137 Bologna Italy information : Alfredo Stori cell +393492316587 +39051441086 e-mail: sirio48@yahoo.it


SWITZERLAND

Thin Raft Hirzbrunnenallee 9 Basel CH 4058
Open group working in English. Meets at Centrepoint in Basel on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. At 19:30. No charge for membership. The admission fee is a piece of writing brought along to work on.
Contact: Dave Garbutt 41 79 3268 970, e-mail: daveg@I.am


USA

The New Orleans Haiku Society meets the third Monday of each month from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Milton Latter Library 5120 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans. Contact Johnette Downing, Phone/Fax (504) 861-2682 johnettemusic@aol.com http://www.johnettedowning.com