Residential Poetry Course
Monday 20th February – Saturday 26th February 2017
Tutors: Kim Moore and David Tait
Treloyhan Manor Hotel, St Ives, Cornwall
To book please contact hotel 01736 796240




Residential Poetry Course
April 10th – 14th 2017
Tutors: Kim Moore and Jennifer Copley
Abbot Hall Hotel, Kents Bank, Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria
£396 To book please contact hotel  015395 32896



 Residential Poetry Weekend
April 28th-May 1st
Tutors: Hugh Dunkerley and Kim Moore
Weatherdown Lodge, The Sustainability Centre, East Meon
Single Room £280
Shared Room £230
Organised by the South Downs Poetry Festival
For more information:



Poetry Carousel
8th-11th December 2017
Tutors: Kim Moore, Steve Ely, Hilda Sheehan and David Morley
Abbot Hall Hotel, Kents Bank, Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria
For price and to book please contact hotel  015395 32896



 A lovely testimonial from a previous course participant Janet Lancaster

I recently participated in a residential poetry course with Kim Moore and Jennifer Copley as tutors. You could not ask for more approachable people to lead you. The course was held in the peaceful surroundings of Abbot Hall Hotel at Kent’s Bank, near Grange over Sands. It proved to be a wonderful week.


I have been on numerous residentials led by a variety of well-known tutors and I have to say this one was up there with the best. Jenny and Kim had made huge efforts to provide a range of stimuli – published poems and text, music, pictures and photographs, the tactile, triggers from personal memories, etc. Participants were encouraged to respond creatively and to share one another’s writing for constructive, good humoured criticism.


Under Kim and Jenny’s friendly leadership, the group gelled well: we also shared moments of spontaneous laughter, not to mention the sheer pleasure of hearing newly hatched poems. The writing was impressive, especially given it had been produced in a matter of a few minutes.


End result: I have returned from their workshops with more than 20 fledgling poems and increased confidence that some will actually fly!


In the evenings we were treated to brilliant readings from Kim and Jenny and also from two excellent, though contrastingly different, guest poets, Andrew Forster and Carole Coates.


In all, great value for money!


I can recommend Kim and Jenny’s courses and I hope to participate in further ones.


                                                                                                Janet Lancaster,

                                                                                                Oakham, Rutland,

                                                                                                April 2014.

5 responses »

  1. Pingback: The month of firsts: January doings | Jayne Stanton POETRY

  2. Pingback: Regional Poetry Focus: Cumbria | poetgal

  3. Pingback: Sunday Poem – Martin Zarrop | Kim Moore

  4. Pingback: Fourth Tutor Announced for Poetry Workshop Carousel | Kim Moore

  5. Pingback: Sunday Poem – David Wilson | Kim Moore

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s