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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Sarah Wardle
  • Course Code W23HMSA06B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This is a workshop for poets who are getting published, or sending out work. Each week set reading, themes, forms and styles inspire you to write new work, or redraft old poems. You will receive weekly peer and tutor feedback. Student writing regularly gets published.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Shape and edit your poems more critically.
  • Critique others' work more effectively.
  • Be more confident when using poetic form, craft and techniques.
  • Have greater awareness of the range of contemporary poetry.
  • Gain wider knowledge of opportunities for publication.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Email a poem in advance each week, in response to set reading, themes, forms and styles, or bring work in progress. All have a poem workshopped each week and participate in feedback for fellow poets. You will be given written tutor feedback each week. The pedagogic method is reading, practice and lively discussion.

    Entry requirements

    Students should be regular writers of poems and have a good knowledge of contemporary poetry. They should be interested in publishing their work, or already have poetry published.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This course will be delivered online using Microsoft Teams. Students will have access to coursework via Morley Moodle and Microsoft Teams. Each week you will be expected to write a homework poem in response to set reading and writing prompts using different themes, forms, or techniques, or to redraft a poem in progress.

    What you need

    Pen and Paper. Smartphone or laptop / tablet with WiFi.

    What you can do next

    Many poets return to this workshop, which has different reading and writing prompts each term. Or there are other advanced poetry classes available: week-long residencies through the Arvon Foundation, or a MA in Poetry.