Produce new poems on the ever-evolving journey of parenting and being parented
Explore your unique perspective on the world to create new poems
Take your work to the next level and develop your portfolio
Explore poetry’s inner workings, hone your craft, and look at various techniques to help your poems achieve lift-off
Compose fresh responses to Ancient Greek and Latin texts and fragments
Reinvigorate your poems with the rhythms of Latinx poetry
Stroll the streets and contemplate nature’s role in the life of cities
Explode the envelope of language to understand syntax, fragmentation, grammar and constraint
Seek creative solace in solitude and silence
Manipulate new meanings with cutting, folding, and chance encounters
Writing ‘real’ poems inspired by France’s vibrant and diverse poetry scene
Time-jump a millennium to poetry’s dawn in Anglo-Saxon riddling
A weekly workshop for poets looking to develop their individual voice and technique, run by the inimitable Tim Dooley
Mix up your writing and learn new skills and techniques with Jacqueline Saphra
Develop your writing through discussion and feedback in this advanced workshop with Mark Waldron
Formulate a new poetic language that transcends the merely human
Say 'Not I!' and unleash hidden multiplicities
Investigate the structural elements of 40 lines or more
Take your first steps into the world of poetry!
Deep-dive into poetry's dark side
Discover the levers and mechanisms that power free verse forms
Develop your writing through discussion and feedback in this advanced workshop
Knock those loose poems into shape with some concentrated feedback
Trace the prose poem's origins from Rimbaud to Rankine
Rejuvenate your poems with a bold, new wave of Chinese voices
Explode the established literary canon, and unearth new multiplicities
One of our flagship advanced workshops, with the added perk of special guests each term.
Write poetry that thwarts simplification
Respond to ancient languages, folk culture and myth
Write your self to find yourself
One of our flagship advanced workshops, with the added perk of special guests each term
Respect existence or expect resistance
Liberate your craft by running amok with the editor’s axe
Work on ‘syllabicising’ poems of your own
Take a masterclass in rigorously rewriting and revising your poems
Explore what matters to you most by mining moments of magnitude in your life.
In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with Linda Gregerson
Want to be a poet? Go Write Ahead.
Open your poems to the perceptive power of dreams
In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with Hugo Williams
Take the plunge into the difficult, the dangerous and the daunting
Imagine new narratives from history’s spectres
In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with Ilya Kaminsky
From casual kick-around to serious competition, let adrenaline and athleticism activate your poems
Encounter an ecopoetics of entanglement with bacterial and microbial worlds in this free Ginkgo Prize workshop for National Writing Day.
Investigate the fruitful crossover of poetry and plants in this free Ginkgo Prize workshop to celebrate National Writing Day
How can we reliably provide voices to care-givers and the cared-for?
A special Saturday morning poetry workshop and gallery tour to celebrate Parasol Unit's THE SPARK IS YOU exhibition
A special one-day workshop with Ilya Kaminsky
Cultivate creaturely thinking and fathom the human-animal experience
A free workshop exploring trauma and grief
A feature-length reading of 'Vertigo & Ghost' by Fiona Benson
What does it mean to think, write and co-exist with water? Explore how we relate to each other through this most primal element, and experiment with writing your own hydro-lyrics.
Get profane with Inua Ellams to learn how four letter expletives can actually enrich your writing.
Is the author really dead? Consider what there is to learn from historical poets who would fall below the ethical standards of today.
Push beyond the ‘literal’ with Jamie McKendrick to get first-hand experience of poetry translation
Get playful with Tim Atkins and learn how ludic games and constraints can enrich your writing.
Bro, do you even lyric? Debunk received ideas on masculinity and get your poems buff.
Break out of the first person and create dynamic poems from new perspectives
Explore poetry’s relationship with music to push your work into fresh and unexpected directions.
Work with astrological archetypes for poetic insight and liberation
Pen your Magnum Opus as you transmute the lead of the everyday into poetic gold.
Want to be a poet? Go Write Ahead.