Poetry Courses and Services for Poets


New courses starting the second and fourth Monday each month.  Foundation, Part 1 and 2, and Mentoring.   For more information see PK Courses.

Great cost effective courses for everyone with email and an internet connection.

P O E T R Y  M A S T E R   ~Good Poems Made Better~ 
Send 4-book poet Dan Masterson a one-page poem of your own making, and he'll comment on it free of charge. Thereafter you may continue working with him on a fee basis if you wish.  See details at http://www.poetrymaster.com  and read his first two books online at http://capa.conncoll.edu  
UK The Arvon Foundation runs year-round one-week residential courses on all aspects of creative writing at three centres. Generally there are two tutors for each course, and all are experienced writers.
FIRE IN THE HEAD, tutored by poet and author Roselle Angwin, is an exciting year-round programme of poetry, fiction, life writing, psychomythology, ecowriting and reflective writing days, weekends and weeklong retreats in stunning locations such as Iona, Cornwall, Devon, Brittany and southern France. Roselle also offers online courses and mentoring. www.roselle-angwin.co.uk   roselle@fire-in-the-head.co.uk
  The Garsdale Retreat - a new centre for creative writing courses and retreats in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park offering courses in Poetry, Musical Theatre, Fiction and Performance Poetry. Tutored by leading writers,  fully catered. www.thegarsdaleretreat.co.uk Tel. 01539-234184
The Poetry School offers some residential courses as well as group and one-to-one tuition at various London and other venues around the country. For a catalogue of their full programme, contact the school.  email programme@poetryschool.com, website at: www.poetryschool.com
Ty Newydd Writing CoursesTaliesin Trust, Ty Newydd, Llanystumdwy, Cricieth, Gwynedd, LL52 0LW. Phone 01766 522811 Fax 01766 523095 e-mail tynewydd@dial.pipex.com
Distance Learning Open University courses -  Write to The Open University, PO Box 625, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BR UK
 Holiday Writing Courses and Retreats
Italy il chiostro workshops in Italy - art, fiction, poetry. Details from Il Chiostro Inc., 241 West 97th Street, Suite 13N, New York NY10025 Phone: (800) 990-3506 e-mail: ilchiostro@hotmail.com
Lucille Clifton, Brenda Hillman, Robert Hass, Galway Kinnell Sharon Olds, Kevin Young
The Poetry Program is founded on the belief that when poets gather in a community to write new poems, each poet may well break through old habits and write something stronger and truer than before.  To help this happen we work together to create an atmosphere in which everyone might feel free to try anything.
For details see website at
www.squawvalleywriters.org  -  info@squawvalleywriters.org

Writing Retreat: Beautiful Val David, Quebec, Canada.

Work on your creative projects and gather with fellow writers and artists at a new International Writers’ and Artists’ Residency in Val David, Quebec, Canada. (75 Km North of Montreal, 50 Km South of Mount Tremblant). This residence operates all year.

For more info, see www.flaviacosma.com or email Flavia Cosma at flaviacosma@rogers.com

SW France and Yorkshire

Awakening The Writer Within, residential retreats for poetry and prose writers in rural SW France and non-residential course in the City of York. 2018 Programme has April and October dates in France and June course in York. See our website http://awakeningthewriterwithin.co.uk

Australia ACT Writers Centre, (Canberra, Australia) Numerous Courses - ACT Writers Centre, Gorman House, Ainslie Avenue, Braddon ACT (Canberra).  Bookings essential through the ACT Writers Centre on 6262 9191 or online at www.actwriters.org.au