The Poetry School

The Poetry School

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The Poetry School

The Poetry School offers a programme of classes to teach adults to write poetry. From the ongoing commitment of a year-long course to a burst of inspiration from a one-day workshop, we offer poets of all levels opportunity to improve their skills. We are open to everyone, regardless of qualifications or experience.

The School started life ten years ago in London and continues to flourish there. As the School has grown, we have established teaching centres in Exeter and Manchester and also offer activities in Bath, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Durham, Newcastle, Cambridge and Norwich as well as a developing range of online activities.

We are the only organisation in the UK to offer adult poetry education outside the higher education institutions. We aim to work with the best professionals in the field and we have a firm commitment to quality teaching. Our mission is to provide outstanding teaching to aspiring poets, enabling emerging writers from all sections of the community to develop their skills, unlock their creativity and improve their writing practice. By doing so, we hope to contribute to the overall improvement of poetry written in the UK, and to create opportunities for promising poets for a more professional approach to their writing.

Founded 1997