Poetry Groups and Workshops

E-mail discussion groups     Web-based Workshops and Communities

To apply for listing info@poetrykit.org

Aberystwyth Aberystwyth Arts Centre Writing and Poetry events and workshops, see website for details..
Basingstoke Basingstoke Writers Circle
Birmingham Cannon Poets have met monthly since 1983. We meet at The Moseley Exchange, The Post Office Building, 149-153, Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP [see Map] usually on the first Sunday of each month [except August] at 2pm.  We are a diverse group of people who have a common interest in and love of poetry. The group encourages poetry writing through workshops run by members or visitors; break-out groups where poems are subjected to supportive peer groups scrutiny; ten minute slots where members read a selection of their poems to the whole group and through publication in our quarterly journal, The Cannon's Mouth .
Blyth Blyth Writers

meet on Thursdays from 1pm to 3pm. for details contact margaretbrewster@tiscali.co.uk

Bridgeend Bridgeend Writers Circle
Burton, Stafffs Burton Monday Writers
Cambridge Cambridge Writers  organise workshops, competitions and speaker meetings; for details and membership information see the website     http://www.cambridgewriters.net/


Indian King Poets (& Camelford Poetry Society Stanza)  Indian King Poetry Centre, most Monday's

Garmoe Poets Camelford Indian King Poetry Centre.  4th Monday

Cardiff square writers' circle  meet every Thursday, 8pm - 11pm [approx.], in a converted, very comfortable, centrally heated loft in the quiet residential suburb of Adamsdown, Cardiff — offering an exclusive, comfortable & uninterrupted environment, away from disruptive background noise & uninvited distractions: Poetry, Prose, Screen Writing & Non-Fiction all welcome.   Adequate, free & safe parking is available to car owners.  Guaranteed read-thru for all in attendance.  Feel free to bring your own refreshments! 
Cheltenam Cheltenham Writers Circle  meet every other Monday of at Parmoor House, Lypiatt Terrace, Cheltenham.
Clitheroe Clitheroe Writing Group  meet 4th Wednesday of the month.


Poets Anonymous are based in Croydon and hold two open meetings each month:

Dorking Well Versed is an informal poetry reading group which meets the second Monday each month 7.30pm at Mole Valley council offices, Pippbrook, Dorking, Surrey to read, enjoy and discuss all poetry.
Dudley Castle Writers Dudley


Falmouth Poetry Group  Falmouth Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Chellew Room, Church Street, Falmouth.  2nd Monday

Folkstone, Kent Folkestone Writers, Kent.   Wordpress site  at: http://folkestonefreedomwriters.wordpress.com)
Fowey, South Cornwall

the Fowey Poetry Circle  Fowey Library upstairs room, on the first Tuesday of each month, from 14.00-16.00, All are welcome to listen, read poetry, and chat over a cup of tea and cakes.  Do join them.  Contact is Marj Fenston James: radiomarj@gmail.com

Frome Frome Writers Collective

Greenwich Poetry Workshop.

meet every Thursday night in term time from 7-9 pm in Room 11 (upstairs) of the West Greenwich Community Centre, 141 Greenwich High Road, about 100 yards from Greenwich mainline and DLR stations. Lively discussion and poetry school tutors bi-monthly. For further information, please email:    doreen.hinchliffe@ntlworld.com   


Greenwich Writers' Group meet every second Wednesday for critique and every second Saturday for a group writing session. Meetings are held at the Woolwich Equitable Pub in Woolwich towncentre opposite the train station. (Equitable House, General Gordon Square, Vincent Rd, London SE18 6AB).

Guildford Guildford Writers
Harlow Harlow Writers Workshop
  Harrow Wtiters Circle
Hastings Hastings Writers Group
Hebden Bridge Hebden Writers.  Meet fortnightly on a Monday between 7-30pm and 9pm at the white lion in Hebden Bridge. see facebook https://www.facebook.com/Janinebullmanauthor/?fref=ts
Hertford Hertford Writers Circle
Holmfirth Holmfirth Writers Group
Hove Hove Poetry Meet Up  - Farm Tavern Hove -  Monthly meeting - Reading and writing poems.  Organiser Mary Charman-Smith   07792898353 Please look at information on the link below and RSVP before attending.   https://www.meetup.com/Hove-Poetry-Meetup/
Huddersfield The Poetry Business Writing Days, held monthly
Inerbervie Mearns Writers  also meets in Stonehaven
Leicester Weaving Words, a writing group based in Leicester.   Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/weavingword
Leatherhead, Surrey Phoenix Writers Circle  Full details  www.phoenixwriterscircle.org
Leeds Leeds Writers and Poets   
  Leeds Writers Circle


Liskeard Poetry Group   Stuart House, Barras Street, Liskeard

Liverpool Inklings Writers Group A group of writers who make everyone welcome.
  The Poised Pen
  Written Ink
London Coffee House Poetry   at The Troubadour  263-267 Old Brompton Road, London. SW5, readings, workshops, see website for details.
  Highgate Poets meet in members' homes in the North London area.   http://www.highgatepoets.com/
  New River Writers a friendly andf supportive workshop based group that welcomes writers of all levels  http://www.foxglove.co.uk/newrivers
  Pitshanger Poets The Questors Theatre, 12 Mattock Lane, Ealing, W5 5BQ
  The Poetry School holds a variety of all-day and shorter workshops.
  The Thurlow Road Poetry Workshop, Highgate  details from falck.colin@gmail.com 
  Westminster Writers Group   A long established group based in Marylebone for creative writing of all kinds.
Lytham, Lancs Fylde Brighter Writers
Newark Fosseway Writing Group
Northampton Northampton Writers
Northwich, Chesh Vale Royal Writers Group
Oldham Oldham Writing Cafe


Penzance Poetry Society Stanza   Newlyn Orchard Room, The Centre, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, 1st Monday

Reading Thames Valley Writers Circle

Thin Raft (UK) meets from 8-10 pm every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at the Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS. 

These regular poetry workshop sessions are open to anyone looking for structured feedback from a supportive, eclectic poetry group. Poets at all levels of experience are welcome. Be prepared to give as well as receive feedback. Please let the co-ordinator (below) know if you’d like to come and she’ll advise how many copies of your own poem to bring as attendance varies. Contribution: £3.00/£2.00 (conc) per session.

For more information contact: Gill Learner on gilllearner@icloud.com

Shiremoor, Tyne and Wear Shiremore Scribblers for information contact info.scribblers@gmail.com.
Southampton Southampton Writers Circle
Southendon-on-Sea Southend Poetry Group (www.southendpoetry.co.uk)
Southport Southport Writers Circle
St Albans Verulam Writers Circle
Stratford Upon Avon Bardstown Writers Group
Stonehaven Mearns Writers  also meet in Inerbervie.
Swansea Swansea and District Writers Circle

St Endellion Poetry Group The Stone Barn, St Endellion (between Wadebridge and Pendoggett)

Taunton Fire River Poets a Taunton-based Poets Group for Somerset. Regular meetings and other events. see website at - http://www.fireriverpoets.org.uk
Telford, Shrops Wrekin Writers
Tenterden, Kent Tenterden Writers
Widnes Poetry Writing Group -  Widnes Library, Victoria Square, Widnes - WA8 7QY  Every 2nd Thursday in the month 7 pm -9 pm   £2.50    An informal poetry reading group at Widnes Library.
Winsor Winsor Writers Group
Woldingham, Surrey Woldingham Writers Group
Woking Woking Writers Circle
Wombourne, Staffs Wombourne Writers
Worcester Worcester Writers Circle
Wotton Wotton Writers  South Gloucestershire

E-mail discussion groups

PK Poetry List - E-Mail Poetry Discussion and Critique Group

The Poetry Kit's own e-mail discussion list which is one of the longest established and one of the best poetry discussion lists on the Internet.   To join the list go to jiscmail or email info@poetrykit.org for information.  Visit the PK List website.

  Deep Underground Poetry is an an active network of over 1000 poets, with a good number of very talented regulars.  http://deepundergroundpoetry.com/      
  Northern Ireland Forum is to help people network for creativity, business or fun.
  Poetryetc is a discussion list it is open, non-partisan, and constantly evolving. To sign up visit the list site at http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/poetryetc.html
  Poetry Free-for-All - An open forum for experienced and aspiring poets. Includes contests and challenges for various skill levels
Web-based Workshops and Communities Arcanum Café Neatly produced AOL site, with monthly themes.
  Creative Poems
   Elite Skills   a poetry workshop
  Poetry Circle
  Poets of London.
  Writers Network
  WritersReign is a stress-free zone for the aspiring writer looking for practical help to improve their writing