Student Programme

Online Poetry Writing Workshop


In light of the current public health situation, it feels more important than ever to provide classes and workshops to help with wellbeing. You will be able to join this workshop using the Zoom app (free to download) from the comfort of your home.

Join us on Friday 3 April at 2pm for a workshop with Beth Calverley. This workshop has limited capacity, participants will be emailed the meeting link ahead of the session.

Join Beth online from 2-4pm, where you will be guided through some steps to summon up a beautiful poem of your own.


All are welcome, from complete beginners to well-versed writers. All you need is a notebook and pen – Beth will help you with the rest. We’ll be using images from The Edge’s gallery as inspiration, focusing on themes of wellbeing and the natural world. This will be a relaxing, rejuvenating experience (think yoga for the creative muscles)!

Research shows that being creative can help us to manage our mood and boost wellbeing.

Beth Calverley is a slam-winning poet, creative coach and founder of The Poetry Machine. She co-creates poems in conversation with community members on a manual typewriter, helping them to express their thoughts and feelings through creativity. The Poetry Machine works with charities, companies, hospitals, universities, schools, heritage sites and festivals nationally. Beth is Poet in Residence at UH Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, based at South Bristol Community Hospital. Her debut collection will be launched in November 2020.


Photography credit: Sam Cavender 

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