Writing Together: Virtual Poetry Workshops

Our programme of virtual poetry workshops are run by celebrated tutors Ann & Peter Sansom and a stellar cast of guest tutors, including Michael Laskey, Kim Moore, Michael Schmidt, Jackie Wills, River Wolton, Cliff Yates, and more.

They are a digital alternative to our popular Writing Days, and feature brilliant writing exercises, supportive feedback, and excellent company.

"Thank you so much. My pen’s been frozen. You’ve started the thaw." – Linda Goulden, Virtual Workshop Attendee

Welcome to The Poetry Business

We publish books, pamphlets, audio and eBooks under the smith|doorstop imprint; edit a literary magazine, The North; and run Writing Days, masterclasses, residential courses, and a Writing School for published poets. We also run the annual Book & Pamphlet Competition. 

Our poets have won or been shortlisted for almost every major poetry prize, including the Forward Prize on 11 occasions and 10 Poetry Book Society awards, and smith|doorstop Books was awarded Michael Marks Publishers Award in both 2012 and 2017. 

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