We’re delighted to be launching our first poetry-writing workshop on Friday 12 June 2015.

Alison Poetry WorkshopLearn to compose poetry with published poet Alison Chisholm at our dayGaynor Davies, Woman's Weekly Fiction Editor workshop, to be held at our HQ in London. You’ll have great fun in a friendly and supportive atmosphere creating your own verse. It’s perfect if you want to improve your poetry writing or if you just want to have a go. Our Fiction Editor, Gaynor, will there, along with Alison who’s been running workshops for over 25 years and has had over 800 poems in print, including nine collections. To book, simply send us the coupon.


10am Meet and greet with tea, coffee and biscuits
10.30am Talk – why write poetry, what it can do and how styles have changed. How everyone is capable of writing poems
11.30am Tea/coffee break
11.45am Talk – preparation and production of a poem
12.30am Exercise – write an unrhymed poem about a specific event from your childhood
1pm Lunch*
2pm Exercise – first reading exercise on the poem written earlier. The concept of the persona poem
2.30pm Exercise – how to write a persona poem
3pm Tea/coffee break
3.15pm Talk – the value of revision: how to finish and polish a poem, and what to do with it next – publication, open mic events and entering competitions
4.15pm Ideas for your next poems
4.30pm Workshop ends

On the day

Please bring your confirmation with you
Please bring a notebook and pen and feel free to bring your own digital devices
The workshop will be held at our office at Time Inc. (UK), Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street,London SE1 0SU. The office is within walking distance of London Bridge, Waterloo, Waterloo East, Blackfriars and Southwark stations
*There is a canteen on site, where you can buy a cooked meal or sandwiches to eat on our roof terrace. There are also local sandwich bars or you may bring your own lunch

Get your tickets by calling 0800 024 1212 or fill in the booking form on the website. Click here complete our coupon and send it to: Woman’s Weekly Marketing, Blue Fin Building, Room 06-N2-02, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0SU. Please enclose a cheque made payable to Woman’s Weekly Shop (no cash, please).