CANCELLED: Teignmouth Poetry Festival Writing Workshops Event Information page

CANCELLED: Teignmouth Poetry Festival Writing Workshops

Event details

  • Event times:
    • Start : 10.00am | End : 1.00pm
20th March to 22nd March

PLEASE SEE STATEMENT FROM POETRY TEIGNMOUTH (14/03/2020 6:30pm): TEIGNMOUTH POETRY FESTIVAL We have decided to cancel / postpone the festival for obvious reasons. Desperately disappointed, but these are unprecedented times and the safety of our guests is paramount. More news once the dust has settled.

Pavilions Teignmouth has been contacting all ticket-holders (who provided contact details). If you have Poetry teignmouth tickets you can also contact us at or call us on 01626 249049 - we are aiming to have our phone lines open 10am to 3pm Monday to Saturday.



Poetry Teignmouth Writing Workshops

Pavilions Box Office is open 10am to 3pm Monday to Saturday and one hour before films and shows. Over the Poetry Festival, Box Office will be open: Thursday 19th March 10am to 3pm and 6:30 - 7:30pm, Friday 20th March 9am to 5pm & 6pm to 8:30pm, Saturday 21st March 9am to 8:30pm, Sunday 22nd March 9am to 8:00pm.

Worklshops will be open to Public Booking from 1 January 2020 at 2:30pm, including online booking from this site.

PLEASE NOTE: Booking Fees per transaction

£1.00 - Over the phone and online

50p - In person at the Box Office.


On the Edge of Vision: Poems of the Spirit: In a time when facile optimism can be as offensive as alltoo-
pervasive pessimism, how do we write poems which make use of what Yeats called ‘the spiritual
intellect’? Inspired by writers like Zeina Hashem Beck, Marie Howe and David Scott, we will draft poems
which try to find a Yes! to spiritual life while not denying our current political and social darkness.


Inua’s workshops are delightfully unstructured. The focus is on the sparks that fly, rather than isolating
their point of origin. For those of us privileged to have flown with him before we can only say you will
emerge thoughtful, energised, fired.

Writing Poetry Playfully: Jean Atkin will lead a workshop which will show you ways to write that harness
both imagination and joy! We’ll consider the importance of surprise in a poem. And confidence. And
decision-making. Explore, experiment, write new poems and be happy!


Poems of the Ordinary-Everyday: we will read and write poems that follow everyday themes: family,
domesticity, work… and discover how the medium of poetry can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.


Wish You Were Here - The Poetry of Postcards: Join award-winning poet Liz Berry for a playful,
practical workshop inspired by postcards. We'll uncover secrets, tell stories and explore what tiny
poems can teach us about writing. Suitable for all levels of experience.


We’re currently having issues with our confirmation emails being sent out. 

Please take a note of your booking reference which will be given once payment has been taken.

If you’d would like to check any bookings please do send us an email or give us a call and we can confirm any bookings.


Tel - 01626 249049 (10am - 3pm)

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