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Advanced Poetry Workshops (Online) 2024-2025

(One morning or afternoon per week for 20 weeks, or 10 weeks)

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The Advanced Poetry Workshops are a higher-level course designed for writers with prior experience of working in poetry groups, published poets or writers who have attended poetry writing courses as part of Higher Education courses and who would like to continue exploring their professional practice, writing technique and style in practical writing sessions.


 The group will meet weekly to explore and discuss aspects of poetic technique or to review work in progress. Each seminar runs for two and a half hours. These sessions will be facilitated and run by the writing tutor. There will be opportunities for poets to present work, ideas and practical exercises and to suggest topics for discussion, should they so wish. The emphasis will be on practical writing in the class as well as critiquing work in progress. Between meetings, you will be able to share work and raise questions around writing technique with other writers in the group through the interactive webpage for the course.

This course will be taught in English. All writers applying must ensure they have a good working knowledge of the English language.

What is required of me?

You will need a computer/laptop with a built in camera, good internet access and be able to be online regularly once a week. All students on the distance learning courses are responsible for ensuring that their own computers and Internet connections are working and properly maintained. The programme uses an online learning platform to allow students to keep in touch outside of the taught sessions. 

For writers joining the programme from outside the UK a good grasp of the English language is essential as all the discussions and writing on the course will be in English.

 We are excited at the prospect of working with writers from more diverse backgrounds both geographically and culturally.

Key Facts

Programme Length

One year (20 weeks), or one autumn term (10 weeks).  Maximum group size 15

Term Dates (10 weeks per term)

Autumn: 30th September – 13th December (Reading Week 28th October – 1st November)

Spring: 6th January – 28th March (Reading Week 17th – 21st February)

Day and Time

20 week course, Tuesday mornings 10 – 12.30pm

10 week course, Tuesday afternoons 3 – 5.30pm

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications required

Programme team:

Cathy Hayward (programme director), John Mccullough (tutor) 


20 week course: £583.33 + VAT (Total £700)

10 week course: £300 + VAT (Total £360)

International students, please note, fees must be paid in GB pounds. For further information please contact: cathy@creativewritingprogramme.org.uk

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