Poetry courses & workshops

For Jan – May 2023:

The Poetry of Birds

A one-day poetry workshop at the Millennium Court, Portadown

Saturday, 14th January 2023. 10am – 4pm


The Poetry of St Patrick:

A one-day Workshop to celebrate and explore poetry at The MarketPlace Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh

11 March 2023

Whether you’re already writing poetry, or would like to start, this workshop invites you to be guided by the life and legends of St Patrick. Beginning in the home of our poetic tradition, you will contemplate the treasures of your heart. You will also journey to further horizons following the inspiration of contemporary poetic forms. Exploring myth and memory, your love of nature and of people, you will find new ways to write in a friendly and encouraging environment. Come. Be refreshed by your heritage.


Spring Awakening: a one-day poetry workshop for beginning anew

At the Crescent, Belfast. Saturday 29 April 2023

Whether you’re already writing poetry, or would like to start, this workshop invites you to stretch with the season’s light, and discover and develop your writing afresh.

Immersed in the poetry of spring and its continuing renewal of the lyric tradition, you’ll find yourself charmed and guided to tune in to your own creativity.

This will inspire you to produce new work in a friendly, safe and constructive environment.

Come and awaken your spring song!


The Pleasures of Poetry: a one- day poetry workshop

At the Crescent, Belfast, Saturday 6 April 2023

Whether you’re already writing or would like to start, this workshop is an opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of poetry, as you embrace its power to voice our deepest truths. 

As you explore what makes a successful poem, both the tradition and innovation of poetry will spark and guide your imagination. 

Thoughtful group discussion, as well as other stimulating activities and creative exercises, will encourage and prompt you to create new work. 

You will also have the opportunity to receive constructive feedback in a friendly and safe environment. 

Come for the inspiration!