Poetry 11 Jan-15 Feb 7-9pm


All levels welcome: from beginners to more experienced…

11th January -15 Feb

7-9pm Tuesdays online via live workshops

An option to pay in two instalments is also available: please email us to set up your payment plan.

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There are a lot of things about being a poet that they don’t teach on more traditional courses. How exactly might you put a collection together? Why are there so many forms with intimidating names and which one is right for my poem? From practical performance skills to organisational tools, we’re going to cover everything they don’t teach you.

A lot of it is simply that poetry can be daunting. We want to empower budding poets with the tools they think are scary but really aren’t at all.

If you haven’t written poetry before but always wanted to, or if you simply want to level-up your skills, knowledge and confidence, then this is the course for you.

Workshops will take place in video conference format, and all participants will be sent all relevant handouts and resources before and after sessions.

You’ll learn together for six weeks in small groups, joining us via Zoom for live two-hour workshops each week.


Jo Flynn has been writing about the Manchester arts scene for more than 5 years. After winning the Roy Fisher Prize for poetry in 2013 endorsed by the Poet Laureate, Jo’s debut poetry collection Swallowing Sand was published and she’s since been featured at the National Poetry Library in London for short form poetry, shortlisted for the Jane Martin Poetry Prize at Cambridge University, published by the likes of Dear Damsels and The Writer’s Cafe, and recently made the Emma Press longlist for her poems on ‘Illness’. With an MA (Distinction) in Creative Writing Jo just hopes to make sense of the world with words. And dogs.