Writers' Centre Kingston runs a free to access workshop programme, consisting of seminars, masterclasses and short courses. 

Harry Man - a workshop on poetry
March Thursday 22nd 2018 : 4pm to 6pm -

This workshop from Harry Man will explore both the ancient and the modern; the poem's incantatory origins as a blessing, a spell, an auguristic device and a mnemonic. We will look at poetry from Ancient Mesopotamia and early 20th Century Siberia as well as contemporary poems designed as answering machine messages and for augmented reality, as we acquire new techniques and styles and ask how a poem might represent and transform our ideas, our language and culture

Past workshops

  • February wednesday 7th 2018 : 4pm to 6pm - Sam Jordison Reading workshop #1
    in PR JG 1001, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE, UK
    Sam Jordison presents a series of workshops looking at novels from a creative writing perspective, as well as his viewpoint as an editor at Galley Beggar Press and newspaper reviewer. What makes books work (and what doesn't); how to writers put them together, and what are their influences? A series of workshops that take us inside novels, show us Ford Madox Ford - The Good Soldier : Ford Madox Ford was a genius and this book is the proof.  It deserves and rewards deep reading. Its ideas, tricks and narrative manipulations are fascinating - and can also teach writers a great deal about managing and confounding readers' expectations.
  • January wednesday 24th 2018, 5-7pm - Bookclub #3 with Dacy Lim / at Stanley Picker Gallery
    A reading Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, please RSVP by emailing Dacy at Visit

More details to follow.