Poetry Courses in London

Experiment with poetic form and technique, develop your craft, and fine-tune your poems in our range of courses and workshops. We have courses for everyone, from complete beginners right up to experienced poets looking for detailed feedback on their work. All our writing courses are taught by practicing writers.

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  1. Masterclass: poetry review

    Masterclass: poetry review

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    There are only ten places on this masterclass and the deadline for submitting an application is the 27th of December 2018. Successful candidates will be notified by 28th of December 2018. More details on how to apply, below.



    This poetry masterclass combines a mix of in-class instruction and home-study and is devised to guide advanced poetry students in further developing their poems and collections. The course culminates with an invitation for enrolled students to perform at our termly spoken word event, Late Lines. The event takes place in the final week of term 2 on Wednesday 27th of March 2019.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  2. The poetry lab

    The poetry lab

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This inventive course weaves together elements of drama, cinema, fairy-tale and fiction to create new kinds of poetry. Explore lyric, narrative and dramatic forms, using traditional and experimental techniques. For experienced poets.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £80.00

  3. Advanced poetry workshop

    Advanced poetry workshop

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your poetry, taking it in new directions and maturing your poetic voice. Various approaches and techniques will be explored, and new poetry can be workshopped. For experienced poets only.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £80.00

  4. Developing your poetry

    Developing your poetry

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For those familiar with the basics of poetic form, this intermediate course explores craft and content through reading, writing exercises and constructive feedback. Ideal if you have already attended 'Ways into poetry'.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £80.00

  5. Ways into poetry

    Ways into poetry

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    New to writing poetry? This inspiring course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £80.00

  6. A taste of poetry

    A taste of poetry

    Course Date: Fri 8 Feb 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short, fun taster course is the perfect starting point for students who are writing for the first time or new to the poetry path. Join us for two evenings of thought-provoking writing exercises and poetry theory for beginners.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  7. Digital contemporary poetry: platforms and practices for the modern-day poet

    Digital contemporary poetry: platforms and practices for the modern-day poet

    Course Date: Sat 23 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The digital world has opened up a universe of opportunity for budding poets, but how do writers make the most of this constantly changing platform? Find out on our Digital contemporary poetry workshop.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  8. Ways into poetry: an introduction

    Ways into poetry: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 28 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    New to writing poetry? This inspiring short course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. Writing haiku poetry

    Writing haiku poetry

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to write haikus that resonate, move and entertain on this fun day workshop.

    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

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    Create your first poetry collection

    Course Date: Sun 10 Mar 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You've written and workshopped your poetry, and now you're ready to create your first collection. But where do you begin with that process? This day workshop offers instruction and advice on putting together your first poetry collection.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

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    Poetry through the seasons: spring

    Course Date: Sat 23 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Snowdrops blossoming, daffodils yellowing, lengthening days and the blossoms of May. Whatever spring means to you, this day workshop will inspire you to write poems that capture the essence of the brightening world.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  12. Poetry in the making

    Poetry in the making

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This workshop is an opportunity to get support and advice in developing and fine-tuning your work, in a culture where new poems will grow. This course is best suited to more experienced poets. (There will be no class on 10 Nov.).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

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    Erotic poetry

    Course Date: Sat 18 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The erotic is a glass prism, refracting a spectrum of ideas, experiences and desires for each individual. This day workshop guides students in developing poems that sensitively capture and deconstruct elements of the erotic that grip and stimulate the reader.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  14. Poetry through the seasons: summer

    Poetry through the seasons: summer

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Rose quartz sunsets, the cool citrus of iced lemonade, cold beer or a hosepipe ban. Whatever summer means to you, this day workshop will inspire you to write poems that capture the sunnier seasons of the earth, sky, mind and heart.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  15. Writing poetry: experiments in chance and choice

    Writing poetry: experiments in chance and choice

    Course Date: Sat 20 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore interesting, off-beat and diverse approaches to generating verse on this one-day course. Try out cut-ups, found lines, experiments in meter and rhyme, and much more.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

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