Poetry Workshop

In this six-week series, workshop members will encounter together a wide range of poetic styles and traditions, learning from them as the course progresses. Each week's workshop will focus on a particular aspect of poetic writing — rhyme, form, image, voice, music, ambiguity — and participants will develop and strengthen their writing through exercises and group discussions. This will involve developing close-reading skills and reflecting on practice and technique, before focusing on composition. Supportive group feedback and sharing will form a central part of learning during the workshops, and members will also be offered detailed written feedback from the course leader on weeks three and six. These friendly, welcoming workshops are suitable for all levels of experience.

The poetry workshop is held at the fantastic The Hastings Bookshop in the Trinity Triangle area of Hastings. As part of a partnership with the The Hastings Bookshop, during the programme workshop members are entitled to a 15% discount on books bought in the shop. 

Course Leader

Lewis Todd is a poet and musician. His poetry has appeared in Vanguard Editions, Eyot, Pericles at Play, Tenebrae, Kings Review, Still Point, and elsewhere. He is currently based between Hastings, where he co-organises The Hastings Bookshop Poetry Festival, and Cambridge, where he is completing a PhD in the Faculty of English. 

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The Hastings Writers Workshop Poetry Workshop starts on Monday, October 3rd, and runs from 6.30 to 8pm. The six-week programme costs £120, and places can be booked here. We also offer two reduced price places for unwaged writers or those on a low income – please email james@hastingswritersworkshop.com for details, or with any other queries, or get in touch via the contact page