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Distance & Internet

If you run a poetry course open to UK readers, send relevant details to listings@poetrylondon.co.uk. Magazine listings include the most prominent and popular poetry events, festivals, courses and competitions. The next deadline for magazine listings, for our Summer 2014 issue, is March 31st 2014. Please note that listings on the magazine are much more selective than those on the website and based on what we feel will be most relevant to our readers. Organisers can also book advertisements in Poetry London if preferred.

Creative Writing (Internet)
Lancaster University
4 months
Tel: 01524 592032
www.lancs.ac.uk

Fire in the Head
poetry and novel correspondence courses, plus one-to-one in-depth mentoring and appraisal service from poet, author and well-established course tutor Roselle Angwin. PO Box 17, Yelverton, Devon PL20 6YF
Tel: 01548 821004
roselle@fire-in-the-head.co.uk
www.fire-in-the-head.co.uk

Newcastle University
Creative Writing PGC
School of English NE1 7RU
Tel: 0191 222 7619
melanie.birch@ncl.ac.uk
www.ncl.ac.uk/elll

Open College of the Arts
Course details: Unit 1b, Redbrook Business Pk, Wilthorpe Rd, Barnsley S75 1JN
Tel: 0800 731 2116
enquiries@oca-uk.com
www.oca-uk.com

Open University
Dip European Humanities, MA Humanities

Tel: 01908 858585
General-Enquiries@open.ac.uk
www.open.ac.uk

Poetry Prescription
Constructive personalised advice on poetry via post. Ask for questionnaire: Poetry Society, 22 Betterton St WC2H 9BX
Tel: 02074209892
www.poetrysociety.org.uk

The Poetry School

Long downloadable courses from £15, individual download lessons from £3, at http://www.poetryschool.com/courses-workshops/download/index.php. Email tutorials with a wide range of poets - £85 for a 1,000 word critique of 200 lines. Email Sarah Dawson, administation@poetryschool.com/ Tel 0207 582 1679 or visit www.poetryschool.com.

The Poetry School Online

Online courses in online learning environment CAMPUS, alongside digital residencies, live Q&As and open workshops. To enrol, contact Sarah Dawson, email administration@poetryschool.com, phone number 0207 582 1679. 10+ new courses every term, inspiration and feedback, suitable for all levels of writer. Visit campus.poetryschool.com or call 020 7582 1679.
www.poetryschool.com

Spread the Word
1:1 Email surgeries Tel: 020 8692 0231 (ext 248 & 249)
Email: info@spreadtheword.org.uk or contact Eva Lewin for a bespoke session at eva@spreadtheword.org.uk
www.spreadtheword.org.uk

WEA (Workers Educational Association)
Many regional courses. National Office, 4 Luke Street, London EC2A 4XW, Tel: 020 7426 3450, Fax: 0207 426 3451, email national@wea.org.uk Or visit http://www.wea.org.uk/local for branches near you
www.wea.org.uk

 

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Degree & Diploma

If you run a poetry course open to UK readers, send relevant details to listings@poetrylondon.co.uk. Magazine listings include the most prominent and popular poetry events, festivals, courses and competitions. The next deadline for magazine listings, for our Summer 2014 issue, is March 31st 2014. Please note that listings on the magazine are much more selective than those on the website and based on what we feel will be most relevant to our readers. Organisers can also book advertisements in Poetry London if preferred.

London

Birkbeck College

Certificate Creative Writing; MA Creative Writing . Celyn Jones, Director. Requests for interview and further information available from Annemarie Shadie (Cert and BA), a.shadie@bbk.ac.uk, Tel:08456010174 or 020 3073 8379 or Anne-Marie Taylor (MA) a.taylor@bbk.ac.uk, Tel: 08456010174 or  020 3073 8372l
www.bbk.ac.uk

Brunel University

BA and MA Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH. To make a query or arrange phone call or Skype chat with a department member, email Bernardine Evaristo 
bernardine.evaristo@brunel.ac.uk
www.brunel.ac.uk

Goldsmiths


BA, MA & PhD Creative & Life Writing University of London, New Cross SE14 6NW. Tel 020 7919 7430 or 020 7717 2989 Undergraduate, or 020 7919 7436 Postgraduate.
Contact form
www.gold.ac.uk

Roehampton, Surrey University

BA, MA & PhD Creative Writing Erasmus House, Roehampton Lane SW15 5PU 
Programme Convener, Judith Bryan, j.bryan@roehampton.ac.uk, or contact Enquiries team at enquiries@roehampton.ac.uk, or Tel 020 8392 3232 
www.roehampton.ac.uk

SOAS MA

South Asian Literature, MA Comparative Literature (Africa/Asia) Thornhaugh St, Russell Sq WC1H 0XG
Tel: 020 7898 4220
www.soas.ac.uk/SouthAsia

 

Outside London

 

Aberystwyth, University of Wales

Cert.HE, MA & PhD in Creative Writing English Department, Aberystwyth, Penglais, Aberystwyth SY23 3DY
Tel:01970 622534
www.aber.ac.uk

Bath Spa University

BA, MA & PhD in Creative Writing Newton St Loe BA2 9BN
Tel:01225 875875 
www.bathspa.ac.uk

Belfast, Queens University

Open Learning, BA, MA & PhD in Creative Writing School of English, 2 University Square, Belfast  BT7 1NN
Tel: 028 9097 3320 or 028 9097 3394 or email english@qub.ac.uk 
www.qub.ac.uk

Birmingham, University of Central England

MA in Writing Baker Building, City North Campus, Perry Barr B42 2SU
Tel: 01213315595 for enquiries 
www.cie.uce.ac.uk

Bolton Institute

BA & MPhil/PhD Creative Writing Deane Road, Bolton BL3 5AB
Tel: 01204 900600
www.bolton.ac.uk

Brighton, University of Sussex 

MA & MPhil/PhD Creative & Critical Writing Graduate Research Centre (Hums), Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QN
Tel: 01273 606755 (MA), 01273 678098 (MPhil, DPhil)
www.sussex.ac.uk

Canterbury, Kent University

MA & PhD in Creative Writing School of English, Rutherford College CT2 7NZ
Tel: 01227 823054
www.ukc.ac.uk

Cardiff University

MA Creative Writing, MPhil PhD in Creative & Critical Writing School of English, Communication & Philosophy, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff CF10 3EU
Tel: 029 2087 4722
www.cardiff.ac.uk

Carmarthen, Trinity College

MA Creative Writing Carmarthen SA31 3EP
Tel: 01267 676767
www.tsd.ac.uk

Chichester University

MA & PhD Creative Writing College Lane, Chichester, W Sussex PO19 6PE
Tel: 01243 8160020
www.chi.ac.uk

Coventry, University of Warwick 

MA, MFA & PhD Writing English & Comparative Literary Studies, CV4 7AL
Tel: 024 76 524 928
www.warwick.ac.uk

Colchester, Essex University

BA & MA Creative Writing Wivenhoe Park CO4 3SQ
Tel: 01206 873333
www.essex.ac.uk

Exeter University

MA & PhD Creative Writing Department of English & Film, University of Exeter, Room 221, Queen's Building, Queen's Drive EX4 4QH 
Tel: 01392 725310 
www.ex.ac.uk

Exmouth, Plymouth University

MA/PgDip Creative Writing Postgraduate Admissions, Plymouth Univerisyt, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA 
Tel: 01752 585 858
www.plymouth.ac.uk

Fife, University of St Andrews

MLitt & PhD Creative Writing Castle House, Fife KY16 9AL
www.st-andrews.ac.uk

Glasgow University

MLitt, MFA & DFA Creative Writing Contact switchboard at 0141 330 2000, or Kei Miller or Meg MacDonald at critstudies@PGEnquiries@glasgow.ac.uk
www.gla.ac.uk

Lancaster University

MA & PhD Creative Writing, distance learning options  County College, Lancaster LA1 4YN
Tel: 01524 592169
www.lancs.ac.uk

Leeds University

MA Writing for Performance & Publication, PhD options University of Leeds, LS2 9JT 
Tel: 0113 243 1751
www.leeds.ac.uk

Liverpool, Edge Hill University

BA, MA & PhD Creative Writing Contact Department of English & History, Edge Hill University, St Helens Rd, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QP
Tel: 01695 650 942 email study@edgehill.ac.uk
www.edgehill.ac.uk

Loughborough University

MA & MPhil/ PhD Creative Writing Leicestershire LE11 3TU
Tel: 01509 222222
www.lboro.ac.uk

Manchester Metropolitan University

BA, MA & PhD Creative Writing, online option English Department, Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond St, West M15 6LL
Tel: 016124717321
www.mmu.ac.uk

Newcastle, Northumbria University

BA, MA & PhD Creative Writing Squires Building, Newcastle City Campus NE1 8ST
Tel: 0191 227 3206 
http://northumbria.ac.uk

Newcastle University

MA & PhD Creative Writing School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics 
Tel: 0191 208 7199 or email pg.english@ncl.ac.uk
www.ncl.ac.uk/elll

Norwich, East Anglia University

MA & PhD Creative Writing School of Literature, Drama & Creative Writing, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, UEa, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ
Tel: 01603 591709
www.uea.ac.uk

Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University

MA Creative Writing, PhD Creative & Critical Writing Nottingham Trent University, Burton Street, Nottingham NG1 4BU
Tel: 0115 941 8418
www.ntu.ac.uk

Oxford

MSt and Diploma in Creative Writing University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA
Tel: 01865 280145
www.conted.ox.ac.uk

Oxford Brookes University

MA & PhD Creative Writing Tonge Building, Gipsy Lane, Oxford OX3 0BP
Tel: 01865 483748
www.brookes.ac.uk

Sheffield Hallam University

BA, MA & PhD Creative Writing City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WB
Tel: 0114 225 5555 
www.shu.ac.uk

University of South Wales

BA Creative & Professional Writing, MPhil/PhD Writing 
Tel: 01442 654450/ 08455 76 77 78 or email enquiries@southwales.ac.uk
www.swansea.ac.uk

Swansea, University of Wales

MA Welsh Writing in English, MA English Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP
Tel: 01792 606752 
www.swansea.ac.uk

Winchester University

BA Creative Writing, MA/PhD Creative & Critical Writing Winchester SO22 4NR Tel 01962 827324 or email course.enquiries@winchester.ac.uk
www.winchester.ac.uk

 

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Residential

If you run a poetry course open to UK readers, send relevant details to listings@poetrylondon.co.uk. Magazine listings include the most prominent and popular poetry events, festivals, courses and competitions. The next deadline for magazine listings, for our Summer 2014 issue, is March 31st 2014. Please note that listings on the magazine are much more selective than those on the website and based on what we feel will be most relevant to our readers. Organisers can also book advertisements in Poetry London if preferred.

Further information available from www.literaturetraining.com

Residential Courses

 

Further information available from www.literaturetraining.com

 

Further information available from www.literaturetraining.com

 

Almàssera Vella 1 week courses/retreats in Spanish mountain village. ◆ Aug 31 – Sep 7, Poetry and Art with Tamar Yoseloff ◆ Oct 19 – 26, Poetry with Jane Draycott ◆ Nov 9 – 16 Heroine’s Journey with Janet Lucy. General contact: Christopher & Marisa North, Almàssera Vella, Mare de Deu 56, 03578, Relleu, Alicante, Spain 0034 966 856003, christopher@oldolivepress.com, www.oldolivepress.com

Arvon Foundation. ◆ Sept 23-28, Poetry at Totleigh Barton, tutored by Helena Nelson and Michael Laskey ◆ Oct 7-12, Poetry at Lumb Bank, tutored by Clara Pollard and Neil Rollinson ◆ Nov 4 – 9. Poetry at Lumb Bank, tutored by Alice Oswald and Michael Symmons Roberst ◆ Nov 18-23, Poetry at Totleigh Barton, tutored by Paul Batchelor and Frances Levinston.  Grants available. The Arvon Foundation for Writing, Free Word, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA Tel: 020 7324 2554, national@arvon.org www.arvonfoundation.org

Burgundy. The Really Big Dream Company run writing courses and retreats in Southern Burgundy. www.thereallybigdreamcompany.com. Janice Barnett on 0033 (0)345479 502, info@thereallybigdreamcompany.com, Les Cerisiers, Lieu dit Nurux, 71520 Montmelard, France

Cerca de Ronda An occasional residential poetry course set in the mountains of southern Spain. Contact: cercaderonda@gmail.com  - http://cercaderonda.blogspot.co.uk/

Ceridwen Centre Writing courses in South Wales. www.ceridwencentre.co.uk.

Chateau Life Poetry courses and workshops in the Languedoc, South of France. Courses include creative workshops, discussions, free afternoons for writing & one-to-one tutorials. ◆ Sep 28 – Oct 4, Poetry Workshop with Jo Bell. Tel: 07773 206344, julia@ chateaulifecourses.com, www.chateaulifecourses.com

Cinnamon Press Writing Courses In association with Tyn-y-coed. ◆ Nov 9-14 Jan Fortune and Pete Marshall lead a week of creative writing workshops, individual mentoring. jan@cinnamonpress.com or visit www.cinnamonpress.com/writers-services/

Fielding Retreats Residencies and retreats at Cove Park on the west coast of Scotland. Polly Clark. Tel: 01436 842574,  polly.clark@covepark.org , http://covepark.org/

Fire in the Head Year-round programme in poetry, novels and journaling/writing for personal development with author/poet Roselle Angwin in Devon. Tel: 01548 821004, roselle@fire-in-the-head.co.uk ,  www.fire-in-the-head.co.uk ,

Missenden Abbey Gt Missenden, Bucks HP16 0BN Tel: 01296 383582, conedchil@buckscc.gov.uk , http://www.missendenabbey-al.co.uk/arca/

Orchard Foundation, Cheltenham. Experience creative writing for wellbeing for yourself. More details at www.orchardfoundation.co.uk/ Email orchardfoundation@yahoo.co.uk

Rhodes Writing Retreat, Greece Structured writing retreats. rhodeswritingretreat@hotmail.com or visit the website www.rhodeswritingretreat.com

Ty Newydd Writers’ Centre, National Writers' Centre For Wales. Llanystumdwy, Criccieth, Gwynedd, Wales LL52 0LW Tel: 01766 522811, Fax: 01766 523095, tynewydd@literaturewales.org, www.tynewydd.org

Ways With Words Writing, reading & art holiday courses at Villa Pia, Lippiano, Italy. Contact Ways With Words, Droridge Farm, Dartington, Devon TQ9 6JQ Tel: 01803 867373, admin@wayswithwords.co.uk, www.wayswithwords.co.uk

 

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Short courses

If you run a poetry course open to UK readers, send relevant details to listings@poetrylondon.co.uk. Magazine listings include the most prominent and popular poetry events, festivals, courses and competitions. The next deadline for magazine listings, for our Summer 2014 issue, is March 31st 2014. Please note that listings on the magazine are much more selective than those on the website and based on what we feel will be most relevant to our readers. Organisers can also book advertisements in Poetry London if preferred.

Outside London

Bath

The Poetry Society uni-verse events
£4/£2 1pm–2.30pm at the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution, 16 –18 Queen Square, Bath
* 8 Sept Parvin Loloi: 'The Influence of Persian Poetry'
* 13 Oct Timothy Ades: Translator-Poet, 'The Excitement of Rhyme & Metre'
* 10 Nov Simon Leake 'Unbroken Dialogues - An historical exploration of the creative dialogue between Japanese and American poets'
* 8 Dec Bradford-on-Avon, Bristol & Frome Poets 'From Around the World'
* 9 Feb 2011 Christine Tipper, multilingual writer, translator, academic, 'Changing Shores' - translating the work of Nadine Ltaif, a French Lebanses poet living in Montreal
* 9 March 2011 Will Stone reading from 'Glaciation' and discussing the art of translating poetry
* 13 Apr 2011 'Poets from Cornwall': Helen Jagger reading from 'The Turned Heart', and introducing readings by Camelford Poetry Stanza and The Indian King Poets
* 11 May 2011 Ewa Marcinkowska 'Contemporary Polish Poetry', and reading her own work
* 8 June 2011 Alyson Hallet 'Geographical Intimacy: relationships between poetry and place'

Bath & Bristol

Poetry School Programme
For full details visit
www.poetryschool.com

Bristol

Short Courses in Using Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes. The courses will be taught by four professionals with a range of different experience and aim to provide a supportive atmosphere for writing, personal reflection and an introduction to practical application of skills. Whilst these courses are not a qualification to practise, they offer an introduction to the field of Using Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes.
Day Schools: £65/dayschool
10 week course (Spring 2010) £240
Contact the Programme Administrator, Kate King on 0117 331 4398 or to download course information and an enrolment form please visit
www.bristol.ac.uk/cppd

Bristol University Poetry Workshops 2010

Covering all aspects of poetry, including use of form, style and content; poetry's role in contemporary society; translation; and how to get published. The aim will be to help participants make the next step up in their work, which is often difficult to achieve in isolation. Further details:
english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk
www.bristol.ac.uk/english/lifelong/shorts.html

Burton Manor

Burton Manor College, Burton, Neston, Cheshire CH63 5SJ
Tel: 0151 336 5172
enquiry@burtonmanor.com
www.burtonmanor.com

Edinburgh University

Office of Lifelong Learning, Edinburgh University, 11 Buccleuch Place EH8 9LW
Tel: 0131 650 4400
openstudies@ed.ac.uk
www.lifelong.ed.ac.uk

Hebden Bridge

Poetry Writing Days in Hebden Bridge. Move on with your writing by having serious poetic fun at our highly practical writing days. We meet once a month to write, read, discuss and create while enjoying each other’s company in the beautiful setting of Hebden Bridge. You are welcome to drop by for a single day or attend as regularly as you would like. Open to all levels of poet who would like to have a serious go at exploring the art of poetry.  June 18 and July 16, 10am-4pm, Town Hall, Hebden Bridge. £25 per day

 

Norwich Writers’ Centre, Norwich Poetry and Landscape with Deryn Rees-Jones, Sunday 9 February 2014. Explore the natural world and experiment with your writing with this workshop led by Deryn Rees-Jones. ◆ Going on a Journey: The Poetry Train Workshop with hannah Jane Walker, Saturday 5 April, from Norwich Train Station. Take a journey with your writing in this locomotive inspired workshop. ◆ Poetry Environments with David Morley Saturday 21 June, at Writers’ Centre Norwich Offices 14 Princes St, NR3 Tel: 01603 877 177, info@writerscentrenorwich.org.uk,www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk

 

The Poetry School teaches the art of writing poetry through courses, workshops, groups and talks in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Exeter, Bath, Bristol, Bridport, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds, Hebden Bridge, Durham, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Cambridge, Norwich and Brighton. For beginners, intermediate and experienced writers, offering online and download courses, email tutorials, structured studies or short bursts of inspiration. Dozens of tutors – all experienced teachers and respected poets.  ◆ North West – Summer School: The Poet and History. Three day-long workshops to allow you to get to the heart of the subject. Featuring ‘Soul Stories’ with Segun Lee-French, ‘Art Poems & the Poet’s History’ with Pascale Petit and ‘Trivial Pursuits’ with Maurice Riordan, 22 – 24July. The Poetry School, 81 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6DX Tel: 020 7582 1679, administration@poetryschool.com, www.poetryschool.com

 

The Poetry Trust

Advanced Poetry Seminars
Tel: 01986 835950
admin@thepoetrytrust.org
info@thepoetrytrust.org
www.thepoetrytrust.org

The Word Hoard

Text factory, courses run frequently.
www.wordhoard.co.uk

 

London

 

North London

 

Brent Adult & Community Education

HQ 1 Morland Gardens NW10 8DY, 020 8961 3703. Wheelchair access.
Tel: 020 8838 2882

Creative Writes ◆Wednesdays: 1-29 June 2011 (five weeks), 7.30-9.30pm. ◆ Sundays: 5 -19 June 2011 (three weeks), 2-4pm. £60 for 3 wks & £100 for 5 wks. Creative writing workshops led by Nichola Charalambou at North Bank House, Muswell Hill, London N10 Tel: 079 4109 1313, creativewrites@hotmail.co.uk, www.creativewrites.co.uk

Diorama Arts Centre

Osnaburgh St, NW1. Contact Survivors’ Poetry.
Tel: 020 7916 5317

Enfield College

Creative Writing Enfield College, Hertford Road, Enfield EN3 5HA
Tel: 020 8372 7600
courseinformation@enfield.ac.uk
www.enfield.ac.uk

Harrow College

Harrow-on-the-Hill Campus, Lowlands Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3AQ
Tel: 020 8909 6400
www.harrow.ac.uk

Islington Poetry Workshop

Opportunities to present & discuss your poetry in a supportive and friendly group.
FPHC, 12 Pine Grove, N4 Tutors: Frances Presley & Brian Docherty. Contact Frances Presley, 19 Marriott Road, N4
Tel: 020 7272 9023, 020 8340 5974

Kingsway College

Creative Writing at Highgate Newton Community College and West Hampstead Women’s Centre
Tel: 020 7556 8001
courseinfo@westking.ac.uk
www.westking.ac.uk

Lauderdale House

Creative Writing, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill N6 5HG
Tel: 020 8348 8716
admin@lauderdale.org.uk
www.lauderdalehouse.co.uk

Mothertongue

Creative Writing at the Coombes Croft Library, London N17
Tel: 020 8808 7547, 07956 337 391
thinktank_27@yahoo.com

North London University

166–220 Holloway Rd, N7 8DB
Tel: 020 7607 2789
www.unl.ac.uk

Practical Poetry Writing Workshops

For beginners and improvers at Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, Crouch End, London N8. Places are limited to 20. Please book early.
Tel: 020 7263 5586
LS2901@aol.com

Queens Crescent

Creative Writing, Queens Crescent Community Centre, 45 Ashdown Crescent, Gospel Oak NW5 4QE
Tel: 020 7267 6635
QCCA@onetel.net.uk

Queensland Multi-Media Arts Centre

Unit 4, Blenheim Court, 62 Brewery Road N7
Tel: 0207 607 853
www.qmmac.org

Salisbury House

Hosts regular poetry workshops at Bury Street West, Edmonton N9 (329 bus from Wood Green tube)
Tel: 02083663733, 020 8360 7779
www.enfieldartspartnership.org

University of the Third Age, North London

Contact Keith Richards.
Tel: 020 8445 6120
www.u3a-info.co.uk

The Working Men's College

44 Crowndale Rd NW1
Tel: 0800 358 1854, 020 7255 4700
info@wmcollege.ac.uk
www.wmcollege.ac.uk


East London


Barking & Dagenham Adult College

Fanshawe Cres, Dagenham RM9 5QA
Tel: 020 8270 4722
office@adult-college.bardaglea.org.uk www.adult-college.bardaglea.org.uk

Centerprise

Community bookshop & cafe. Runs range of courses, 136-138 Kingsland High Street, E8 Wheelchair access.
www.centerprisetrust.org.uk

Hackney Community College

Creative Writing, Brooke House, Kenninghall Road E5
Tel: 020 7613 9000
www.tcch.ac.uk

Redbridge Institute of Adult Education

Wanstead House Community Assoc, 21 The Green, Wanstead E11 2NT Some disabled access.
Tel: 020 8989 3693
www.redbridge-iae.ac.uk

Waltham Forest Adult Education

Lifelong Learning Service, Leyton Municipal Offices, High Rd, Leyton E10 5QJ Wheelchair access.
Tel: 020 8925 5020, 020 8503 6746 (tel/mini-com/fax)
education@edu.lbwf.gov.uk
www.lbwf.gov.uk/education

Walthamstow Writing

Poetry writing workshop with Jacqueline Gabbitas for adults who are new to poetry or who would like to develop their basic skills. Sat 11am–1pm (monthly) £12 (£10 conc.) per session. Vestry House Museum, Vestry Rd, Walthamstow (5 mins from Walthamstow Central). For more info and to book contact Jacqueline.
Tel: 0845 456 4838
writing@silbercow.co.uk

Writing Space

Contact Carol Cornish
Tel: 020 7253 3246
writingspace@btinternet.com

 

South London


Roehampton University Creative Writing Masterclass.

This term, David Harsent - 'Song Lyrics - Do it your way', 24 Feb; Adam Foulds - 'Inventing People - Creating Characters for Fiction', 26 Feb; Iain Sinclair - 'On the Beat: Beat Poetry, Film and Photography',
10 March; Stephen Romer - 'Translation As Listening', 25 March.

Writing for a Living

18-23 March 2013, Wimbledon Library

A week of practical one-day writing courses in London, covering writing for film, TV, books, journalism and comedy writing by award-winning writer-producer Brendan Foley and Hollywood comedy writer Shelly Goldstein. Details on website.
Tel: 07774 416742 londonwriter2001@yahoo.co.uk http://www.filmfoley.com/?page_id=461 

Asian Writers' Workshop

Balbeer Bahi, Tara Arts Centre, 356 Garratt Lane SW18 4ES
Tel: 020 8871 1458

Bexley Adult Education College

Alma Rd, Sidcup, Kent DA14 4ED Contact Jennifer Wadsworth.
Tel: 020 8309 5570, 020 8309 5570,
Enquiries@adultedbexley.org
www.adultedbexley.org

Brixtongue Performance Workshops

Singing & performance, MC training, poetry & song writing workshops. Contact Dellmay Parker.
brixart@brixtonartgallery.co.uk

The Cryptwriters at St Peters, near Elephant and Castle, meeting on Thursdays every two weeks, 6.45 – 8.45, led by Gale Burns. See www.cryptwriters.info, or email david.canning42@ntlworld.com

Kingston Adult Eduction

N Kingston Centre, Richmond Rd, Kingston KT2 5PE
Tel: 020 8547 6700, 020 8547 6758
adult.education@rbk.kingston.gov.uk
www.kingston.gov.uk

Kingston University

Creative Writing short courses offered year-round. Penrhyn Rd, Kingston KT1 2EE. Contact Penny Tribe.
Tel: 020 8547 7884
hsshortcourses-info@kingston.ac.uk http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/courses/
othercourses/short/creative-writing

Lewisham

Ways into Creative Writing
Tel: 020 8691 5959

Merton Adult College

Many courses – Creative Writing, Ways into Poetry. Contact Ros Skinner, Whatley Avenue SW20 9NS
Tel: 020 8543 9292
info@merton-adult-college.ac.uk
www.merton.gov.uk

Richmond Adult & Community College

Many courses, e.g. Creative Writing; Ways into Writing; Contemporary Women's Writing; Finding your Voice. Clifden Road, Twickenham TW1 4LT Some wheelchair access.
Tel: 020 8891 5907, 020 8439 8929
Text phone: 020 8892 5449
maureen.jay@racc.ac.uk
www.racc.ac.uk

Roehampton, Surrey University

Erasmus House, Roehampton Lane SW15 5PU
Tel: 020 8392 3362
creativewriting@roehampton.ac.uk
www.roehampton.ac.uk

Roti Writers

Workshop for writers of Asian descent. Examine poetry & fiction from Western & SE Asian traditions. Top floor, Centerprise - see N London, above. £18/£10 for 6 sessions. Contact Pam.
Tel: 020 8292 4937

Sydenham Poetry Group, meets once a month led by Gale Burns. Contact 0208 291 4108 for details.

The Poetry School

Runs year-long courses, one-day workshops and every variety of seminar, lecture and tutorial. Tutors include: Mimi Khalvati, Graham Fawcett, Tamar Yoseloff, Judy Gahagan, Maurice Riordan, Robert Vas Dias, Greta Stoddart, Penelope Shuttle and others.
The Poetry School, 81 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6DX
Booking: 0207 582 1679
programme@poetryschool.com
www.poetryschool.com

Spread the Word

Literature Project for South London. Run various courses & workshops. Booking & info: Spread the Word, 77 Lambeth Walk, London SE11
Tel: 020 7735 3111
info@spreadtheword.org.uk
www.spreadtheword.org.uk

Sutton College of Learning for Adults

Summer school & other classes. St Nicholas Way, Sutton SM1 1EA
Tel: 020 8770 6901
reception@scola.ac.uk
www.scola.ac.uk

University of the Third Age, South London

Contact Gwen Parrish.
Tel: 020 8858 1985
www.u3a.org.uk

Wandsworth Adult College

Creative Writing courses. Gatton Rd, Tooting SW17 0DS
Tel: 020 8918 7777
studentservices@south-thames.ac.uk
www.south-thames.ac.uk

Woolwich & Greenwich Community College

Creative writing at Greenwich campus. Greenwich Community College, 95 Plumstead Rd SE18 7DQ
Tel: 020 8488 4800
info@gcc.ac.uk
www.gcc.ac.uk


West London

 

Coffee-House Poetry Summer Workshops

◆ Sundays 12-3.30pm, £28 (concs. £24), walk £18 (concs. £15). Advance booking only. At The Troubadour, 263-267 Old Brompton Road LONDON SW5 Contact Anne- Marie Fyfe (Organiser) on 020 8354 0660, CoffPoetry@aol.com, www.coffeehousepoetry.org, www.annemariefyfe.com

Hammersmith & Fulham

Some creative writing courses. Munster Centre, Filmer Rd, SW6 6AS
Tel: 020 8563 2185
macbeth@hafed.org.uk
www.lbhf.gov.uk

Hillingdon Adult Education Services

86 Long Lane, Ickenham UB10 8SX
Tel: 01895 676690
www.hae-acl.ac.uk

Hounslow Adult Education & Training Service

Education Dept, Lampton Rd, TW3 4DN
Tel: 020 8583 2755
jenny.bradley@hounslow.gov.uk
www.hounslow.gov.uk

Kensington & Chelsea College

Many writing courses. Hortensia Road SW10 0QS
Tel: 020 7573 5333
info@kcc.ac.uk
www.kcc.ac.uk


Central London

 

Birkbeck College

Courses with accreditation, mostly autumn &?spring, some one day courses. Birkbeck College, 43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PD
Tel: 020 7631 6601
info@bbk.ac.uk
www.bbk.ac.uk/fce

Bishopsgate Institute

Poetry courses 230 Bishopsgate, EC2M
Tel: 020 7392 9200
courses@bishopsgate.org.uk www.bishopsgate.org.uk/courses

City University

All levels of workshops offered with a variety of tutors. Northampton Sq, EC1V 0HB Chairlift at entrance.
Tel: 020 7040 8268 (course info), 020 7040 5060 (general)
www.city.ac.uk

Drill Hall

Drill Hall, 16 Chenies St WC1E 7EX
Tel: 020 7307 5061
admin@drillhall.co.uk
Discoverieswksh@hotmail.com
www.drillhall.co.uk

Faber Academy. 23 – 25September.Poetry and Inspiration: A Muse Boost with Daljit Nagra, Jo Shapcott and Andrew Motion. An intensive, three day practical course aimed at both new and experienced poets looking for inspiration, seeking to boost their creative output and develop their appreciation of poetic craft.  Visit http://www.faber.co.uk/academy/ for more details and to book.

Mary Ward Centre

42 Queen Square WC1 Some wheelchair access - entrance, WC.
Tel: 020 7831 7711
info@marywardcentre.ac.uk
www.marywardcentre.ac.uk

Morley College Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, Southwark SE1 7HT, 020 7928 8501. New courses commencing in Autumn 2011. See the website at www.morleycollege.ac.uk or email enquiries@morleycollege.ac.uk  for more details.

The Poetry School London Summer School: The Poet and the Body,  18 – 22July 2011. Five day-long workshops led by Linda France, Richard Price, Catherine Smith, Pascale Petit and Karen McCarthy-Woolf. The Poetry School, 81 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6DX Tel: 020 7582 1679, administration@poetryschool.com, www.poetryschool.com

Tate Modern. Poetry from Art - three creative writing courses in the galleries led by Pascale Petit. Summer term 6 June – 11 July 2011, 18.45 – 20.15 every Monday evening in the galleries. http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/eventseducation/coursesworkshops/2010poetryfromart.hm

Watkins Esoteric Shop

Weekday Workshops Alt Tue. Watkin's Esoteric Shop, Cecil Court, WC2 Contact Morag McRae.
Tel: 020 8305 8844
admin@bluenosepoets.org
www.literaturetraining.com

Westminster Adult Education Service

Creative Writing Amberley Rd Centre, Amberley Rd, W9 2JJ Weelchair access.
Tel: 020 7289 2183
info@waes.ac.uk
www.waes.ac.uk

YWCA Central Club

44 Portland Pl, London W1B 1NE
Tel: 020 7079 2855
courses@44portlandplace.org.uk www.44portlandplace.org.uk

 

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