You are here


Poetry School: Manchester Saturday Sessions

One of three all-day workshop sessions with Peter and Ann Sansom in Manchester.

Create poems from inspirational exercises and share your writing in a marvellously inspirational space. Working from classic, contemporary and translated poems, we will write primarily in the education studio, but will also go out with our notebooks among the art in the galleries.  In the afternoon we will workshop a poem you have brought with you (or have written up from the morning) in a supportive but critically engaged atmosphere.  Three interlinked sessions, with optional homework, that can be booked separately.

One all-day workshop on a Saturday 14 July 10.30am – 4pm.


Peter Sansom, former Fellow in Creative Writing, Leeds University and Company Poet at both M&S and Prudential. He’s a director of the Poetry Business, co-editor of The North and Smith/Doorstop Books. Books include The Last Place On Earth, Carcanet, and Writing Poems, Bloodaxe.

Ann Sansom is a poet, playwright and tutor. She has published six collections of poetry; had work published in several Forward/Faber anthologies, Russian Vogue and a range of other publications; and has written and directed plays for stage and radio. She is presently working with The British Film Institute on a series of commissioned film-related poems and is writing a screenplay for a further series of short films. Ann is currently a regular tutor for WEA, Poetry Society and Arvon Foundation and has taught at Oxford, Leeds and Sheffield Hallam universities. She regularly works in schools and tutors at school writing residentials, teaching children of all ages and abilities, and has run a weekly writers’ workshop at Doncaster YWCA for twenty years. Ann is also a director of The Poetry Business, which publishes The North magazine and Smith/Doorstop books.

Dates and times
10:30 am | Sat 14 Jul 2018
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
M2 3JL
North West
£59 (60+: £55; Concessions: £50)