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3rd May 2020

Growing Poetry @ BlueJam Arts

Time: 2pm-4pm
Entry: £12 Early Bird (£15 full price)
Location: BlueJam Arts Space, Mostyn Hall, Friargate, Penrith, CA11 7XR
Categories: Arts

Need a boost to get words on the page? Join us at BlueJam Arts for a workshop full of creative inspiration, support, poetry and cake!

After Growing Poetry's success in London and Glasgow, we're now bringing our inspiring workshops to Cumbria! We're building a friendly, kind and supportive group of poets at the lovely BlueJam Arts Space in Penrith - a group full of people who need a little boost to get words on the page... which, we think, is almost all of us.

Our poetry workshops are ALL about the writing. We aim through our workshops to help you to silence the inner policeman, remove the fear of the blank page and just let the words speak (editing can happen another time!). We never insist on anyone sharing their work - this is very important to us. We pride ourselves on our workshops (which are run by Jessica) being a relaxed space where you can explore your creativity without pressure.

The (loose!) theme for this first workshop is: GROW


"Really enjoyed this relaxing, creative afternoon. No pressure, just fun." - Participant, Growing Poetry @ The Wee Retreat

"Fantastic afternoon. Great prompts, encouragement, lovely venue and great cake" - Participant, Growing Poetry @ The Wee Retreat


You will leave the workshop with an armful of started poems and inspiration techniques, a handful of prompts to take home, and, of course, a tummy filled with tea and cake.

There will be time at the end of the workshop for you to read one of your poems that you have written aloud if you would like to. This is not necessarily for feedback, more for the experience and benefit of hearing your words out loud. It's also a safe space to read aloud for the first time.


"I went on a journey today immersing myself in the written word. I'd love to see the destination. Please do more!" - Participant, Growing Poetry @ The Wee Retreat

“Really enjoyed this. I was quite scared to come but Jess made it so easy. Highly recommended! " - Participant, Growing Poetry @ The Wee Retreat


This workshop is aimed at those aged 16+.

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