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. Poetry through the seasons: summer

    Poetry through the seasons: summer

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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

  2. Writing poetry: experiments in chance and choice

    Writing poetry: experiments in chance and choice

    Weekend
    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

  3. A taste of poetry

    A taste of poetry

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 21 Jul 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short, fun day workshop is the perfect starting point for students who are writing for the first time or new to the poetry path. Join us for a day of thought-provoking writing exercises and poetry theory for beginners.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  4. Poetry masterclass at Keats House, Hampstead (advanced)

    Poetry masterclass at Keats House, Hampstead (advanced)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: Keats House
    Helen Cox, poetry coordinator at Build, facilitates a poetry workshop drawing on a variety of techniques in the idyllic surroundings of Keats House, Hampstead.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  5. Micropoetry: small poems, big ideas

    Micropoetry: small poems, big ideas

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 28 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the art of micropoetry in this one-day workshop. Compose your own poetry and learn how to make every word on the page count.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  6. What the poem wants: drafting and editing workshop

    What the poem wants: drafting and editing workshop

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Write fast and edit fast in this poem-blitzing workshop. Learn to step back, look at your poem and think about the different directions it might take. Practise ruthlessness as well as care in the poem’s service.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £72.00

  7. Ways into poetry

    Ways into poetry

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 10 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Relatively new to writing poetry? This inspiring course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices alongside fellow emerging poets. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.
    Full fee: £209.00

  8. Masterclass: poetry (a one-term intensive workshop)

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: International House
    This intensive poetry masterclass is open by selective application to a maximum of ten students. You will receive inspiring tutor instruction and rigorous constructive feedback on your poems as you prepare them for publication and performance. Includes an invitation to perform at our termly spoken word event, Late Lines. The current deadline for applications is Friday 30th of August 2019.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £339.00

  9. The poetry lab

    The poetry lab

    New
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking for new, inventive avenues to explore in your poetry? This intensive short-course weaves together elements of drama, cinema, fairy-tale and fiction to create fresh, innovative poetry. Explore lyric, narrative and dramatic forms, using traditional and experimental techniques. For poets with some experience.
    Full fee: £129.00

  10. Advanced poetry workshop

    Advanced poetry workshop

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    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: £219.00

  11. Developing your poetry

    Developing your poetry

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    For those familiar with the basics of poetic form, this intermediate course explores craft and content through reading exercises, writing exercises and constructive feedback. Ideal if you have already attended 'Ways into poetry'.
    Full fee: £209.00

  12. Poetry in the making

    Poetry in the making

    New
    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 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.
    Full fee: £219.00

  13. Ways into poetry: an introduction

    Ways into poetry: an introduction

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you just starting to write 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: £109.00

  14. Poetry through the seasons: autumn/winter

    Poetry through the seasons: autumn/winter

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The burn of autumn leaves, pumpkin lattes and the icy solitude of December. Whatever the darker months mean to you, this day workshop will inspire you to write poems that capture nature's journey to the shortest day of the year.
    Full fee: £59.00

  15. Writing haiku from the past

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Please check back soon for further details of this course.
    Full fee: £59.00

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