Workshops

Our workshops are designed to encourage production and development of new poetry by adopting structures that stimulate the imagination and channel creative energy.

A typical workshop consists of:

  • General introduction to workshop aims and objectives
  • Icebreaker activities to foster a sense of workshop community
  • Introduction of workshop topic
  • Guided creative freewriting to generate material that will form the basis of poems
  • Group workshopping of selected topical poems (provided by facilitator)
  • Creative time for individuals to structure and shape freewrite material into poems that reflect topic and workshop discussions
  • Regroup to share new poems and receive feedback from peers

After the completion of each workshop, a facts sheet will be made available, either online or in print, that summarises the session and provides further avenues for exploration and development.