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Writing Poems For Young Readers

with Alison Chisholm

One-session online workshop, 1 - 1.5 hours, live teaching, via Zoom.

The length of the sessions varies depending on the session topic and the questions and discussions that arise.
Sessions will be a minimum of one hour.

Only ten places available on each workshop

SOLD OUT: Monday 10th January 2022 at 7pm

Click Here To Enrol: Monday 31st January 2022 at 2pm

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Workshop fee: £25

(the meeting invite will be emailed to you a couple of days before your workshop is due to start. If you do not receive your invite, with the Zoom link, by the day before your workshop then please check your junk/spam folder to see if it is there. If not, please contact or

Writing poems for young readers comes with its own considerations. In this one-session workshop you'll learn the different functions of poetry for children, about the limits you need to think about, the best forms to use and the value of humour. You'll also be shown how to study the market for help and comparison. Participants will leave this course with a list of ideas for poems for young readers, and the notes (emailed to you after the session) will include examples of published poems from children's anthologies. With numbers strictly limited to ten there is plenty of time to ask questions.

This is a great opportunity to develop your poetry skills and make friends with others on the same journey. It’ll be exciting, lots of fun, and give you the confidence to take your writing forward. This workshop is suitable for writers who want to develop their poetry writing skills for children.

Workshop fee: £25


Alison Chisholm Poet


Workshop Leader – Alison Chisholm

Alison Chisholm was born in Liverpool and has lived in Southport most of her life, with a brief foray in the North East to collect a career, a husband and the first of her two daughters. She has three grandchildren, a marmalade cat and a mildly dysfunctional tortoise. She has written twelve collections of poetry and various textbooks on the craft of writing, and co-written books on public speaking, competitions and autobiography. She wrote the poetry distance learning course for The Writers Bureau, and is a columnist on Writing Magazine. She gives talks, readings, workshops and courses, and adjudicates competitions.

By taking part in this workshop you will:

  • meet other poets on the same journey as you

  • have time to ask questions as there are only ten participants per group

  • develop an understanding of all the aspects you need to consider when writing for young readers

  • the best poetry forms to use with children

  • gain increased self-confidence to take your poems forward on your own



This workshop is run by Budding Writers in partnership with The Writers Bureau