Writer's Mentoring Programme 

Whether you want to write successful short stories, novellas or novels it can be a hard business and having reliable advice and feedback is essential to develop as a fully rounded and compelling writer. Everyone is different so it is essential to find support that is right for you.  Here at Poetry Kit we have been offering guidance, support and helping poets to recognise their potential for over 25 years. And Jim Bennett who runs the writers mentoring programme has been doing that personally for over forty years and has guided the careers of creative writers from novices to internationally known names.  This is an opportunity to be guided by one of the finest tutors of creative writing.  To lean more than you thought possible, to understand the fundamental craft of writing in a way you might never have discovered for yourself, and to see how you can realise your potential. 

Our programme is very fluid and although there a many prepared sessions, we may use all or none of them, this is an open form of mentoring for you as a writer and it is you and your individual needs that are the most important part of this process. We are here to encourage and engage with the you in a way that will bring you confidence and help you to recognise what you are capable of and show you the path to your own own personal success.


Duration - The Mentoring Sessions can be completed in 4 months but it can take longer depending on the speed of the responses from the participant.  The programme ends when all units are completed or the maximum time of ten months has elapsed.  This is to ensure that everyone gets as much as possible from the programme.


Writers Mentoring Programme – This is one to one mentoring.   In each session there are challenges, exercises or projects to complete.  Ideas are discussed and foundations for poems developed with assistance and feedback, working through drafts to completed poems. This is a mentoring experience that will work with strengths and identify weaknesses in writing style, all content chosen to meet the needs of the poet. The mentoring is over a period of 10 sessions, at the end of that you should have portfolio of poems which are complete and further poems in draft which are being worked through. The purpose of this programme is to offer individual mentoring and the time taken will depend on the speed of the student.  

Fee – The course fee is £140 (UK£)   You can pay the fee and enrol below


   The Tutor - Mentoring is presented by Jim Bennett who is a highly experienced poet and lecturer having delivered courses in creative writing for the University of Liverpool, Edge Hill University. He has worked on developing educational and training courses for other universities and institutions. Jim is a full time professional poet who earns his living from writing poetry and lecturing. He has won many awards over a forty year writing career. He is currently the Course Director for The Poetry Kit.  He has written 79 books, including books for children, training manuals and books of poetry.  He has won many awards for his work including the McMillan Prize, and three DADA Fest awards.  Click image on the right to read some of Jim's poetry.


If you have any questions please email - courses@poetrykit.org



The links below enables payment of the course fee through PayPal.  

First please select the course you require and click on the payment option.


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STEP 1 - Pay the Course Fee

Writers Mentoring Programme


     Fee £140
Return here after completing the payment option at PayPal and please move to step 2.

STEP 2 - Complete the Enrolment Form







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Which course do you want to take?                                                 What start date would you like?    



For all courses please answer these questions;

1. Full name postal address, phone number.  (These are for our records only and will not be used for any other commercial purpose).

For writing courses please answer these questions.

2  Generally what do you want to write?.

3  What are the last three books that you have read?

4   Give a broad view of your writing career to date.

5  List (if any) published work.

7  What is your age and educational background?

8  What previous courses have you taken?

9   What are you hoping to get from this course?


10 How did you find out about this course?

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