Creative Writing, Poetry Review, The Arts (Liberal), Creative Days & Retreats

Welcome to creative writing, poetry review, the arts (liberal), creative days & retreats at louthpoetrygroup.co.uk

A compendium of separate meeting spaces for creatives to gather and show their work, to talk about their work or develop their work.

Safe, mature, online spaces, where lively discussion is encouraged and positive feedback is welcomed.

Creative Writing and Poetry are weekly events. The Arts (Liberal) is a monthly event. Retreats and Creative Days are ad hoc events which arise throughout the year.

All events are via Zoom. Please email admin@louthpoetrygroup.co.uk to request a link.

Creative Writing

Welcome to Creative Writing at louthpoetrygroup.co.uk

Every Monday morning (holidays excepted) we meet from 10 until 1 to work on our creative writing, which may be of any style or genre.

First, we have a round-the-table update where writers tell of their current writing projects, also they may reveal news that could be of interest to the group.

We then have a period of around an hour to quietly write.

We end the session with everyone reading a piece of their work, with all of the writers having the opportunity to give, and receive, positive feedback.

All meetings are via zoom. Please email admin@louthpoetrygroup.co.uk to request the link.

We recommend a £4 contribution per session which may be collected here by PayPal

Poetry Review

Welcome to Poetry Review at louthpoetrygroup.co.uk

Every Friday morning (holidays excepted) we meet from 10 until 1. We each mail in one of our own poems, and one by a published poet before the session.

In the first half we read the published poets, we talk about, among other things, what it is about this poetry which makes it work for us, and from which we can learn. This discussion can flow in many directions.

In the second half, we read our own poetry, oftentimes seeking help to catch the piece of light that we are searching for.

We have been known to go on the road performing our poetry or in support of other writing groups.

All meetings are via zoom. Please email admin@louthpoetrygroup.co.uk to request the link.

We recommend a £4 contribution per session which may be collected here by PayPal

The Arts (Liberal)

Welcome to The Arts (Liberal) at louthpoetrygroup.co.uk

We meet on the third Wednesday afternoon of the month from 2 until 3:30.

It is a gathering with a curse of creatives (is that really the name for an assembly of creatives) who are keen to explore the wonderful world of the liberal arts.

Artists, writers, walkers, photographers, book readers, psychologists and philosophers talk about and show their work or their motivations.

Towards the end, we ask everyone for their inspirations for future works.

All meetings are via zoom. Please email admin@louthpoetrygroup.co.uk to request the link.

We recommend a £4 contribution per session which may be collected here by PayPal

Creative Days & Retreats

Welcome to Creative Days & Retreats at louthpoetrygroup.co.uk

Over the years we have run several residential workshops and physical retreats. We are now interpreting this format to 1-day online creative days and 3-day online retreats, where we are able to meet over longer periods to develop our creativity.

These are group activities, but with small groups, giving ample time for everyone to interact and show their writing.

Our creative writing courses are all via zoom.

Creative Days are dedicated to either poetry, creative writing, or videopoetry. We meet over a full day period, with three workshops through the morning, afternoon and evening.

The next date for Creative Writing is on the 22nd November. To request the zoom link please email admin@louthpoetrygroup.co.uk

The next date for Poetry is on the 6th December. To request the zoom link please email admin@louthpoetrygroup.co.uk

The next date for Videopoetry is on the 20th December. To request the zoom link please email admin@louthpoetrygroup.co.uk

A donation of £12 per day is suggested for all of our creative days, this is collected here via PayPal

Retreats will include techniques, exercises, and prompts for all genres of writing. But more importantly, they will facilitate detailed discussion about writers’ approaches to their work.

There are three workshops each day, through the morning, afternoon and evening which will be tailored to the writing styles of the attendees.

Our inaugural retreat runs from the 10th to the 12th of January 2023. To request the zoom link please email admin@louthpoetrygroup.co.uk

A donation of £36 is suggested for the period, which can be paid here by PayPal