Six-Week Online Poetry Course

Over the course of six workshops and talks, you are invited to  explore the different ways we can engage, utilise and challenge poetry to work across different mediums as part of Empoword Poetry Foundry

Sign up here for Thursday evening workshops to get our New Year started WRITE! Whether your New Years Resolution is to write more or you want to start something new, join our six week writing course!

“Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t.” – Octavia Butler 

Our mission is to make arts accessible by removing barriers, and providing opportunity to build community, develop skills and improve wellbeing.

The next workshops will be held on zoom on:

Thursday 5 January 2023

Thursday 12 January 2023
Thursday 19 January 2023
Thursday 26 January 2023
Thursday 2 February 2023
Thursday 9 February 2023

You only need to sign up once here and the link we will send you on Thursday afternoon. The link will remain the same throughout the programme.

This image is a flyer of the for the workshop. It has a pink baackground with a torn piece of paper in the left hand side. The top has EMPOWORD logo and underneath the title is WRITE AWAY.

They will be ran (in part) by Desree.

Desree is an award-winning spoken word artist, writer and facilitator based in London and Slough. Currently Artist in Residence for poetry collective EMPOWORD, Desree explores intersectionality, justice and social commentary.  Poet In Residence for Glastonbury Festival 2022, producer, and TEDx speaker, Desree has featured across the UK and internationally, including Sofar Sounds, Royal Albert Hall and Bowery Poetry – New York. Following the sell-out of her first self-published pamphlet I Find My Strength In Simple Things (2017), Burning Eye Books published the pamphlet in May 2021. For more info: