The Poetry Business Writing Days take place every month in Sheffield and Manchester. Our Writing Days are led by Ann and Peter Sansom, described by Peter Carpenter as ‘the gold standard of poetry teaching’. Our Writing Days have a friendly, supportive, critically-engaged atmosphere and are open to all.

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The Poetry Business hosts additional Writing Days in other locations throughout the year in connection with our Book & Pamphlet Competition, our New Poets Prize or other events. If you can’t make it to Sheffield or Manchester, please check this page for regular information on Writing Days in other locations, or join our mailing list to receive notifications about our other writing workshops straight to your inbox.


The Poetry Business hosts regular readings at venues and festivals across the UK to launch and showcase new titles, and issues of The North magazine. Check our ‘Readings’ page regularly for details of our forthcoming events.