Poetry Writing Classes – Saturday Classes

Central London

South Bank Poetry Editor Katherine Lockton runs regular Saturday poetry writing classes in Westminster Cathedral.

Join us for our face-to-face programme of poetry writing classes provide a fun, personal and accessible approach to learning how to write poetry, in a friendly environment that puts the student’s learning experience first.



Everyone sits around a large table for a friendly discussion of poetry.

In each class you will be taught how to read poetry critically so as to learn how to emulate the techniques employed by the writer. This learning process will be broken up into bite chunk pieces so that you can learn at your own pace.

Content will vary class to class, but on all our face-to-face class you can expect the following:

– reading, writing and thinking about poetry critically

– exposure to new writers, voices, and ways of creating

– the confidence and skills to take your writing to the next level

– generating new work

– discovery of new ways of approaching familiar subjects

– better understanding of how to make creative choices (length, theme, tone, etc)

– enhanced critical skills

– practical advice on further development

We always put you first. With South Bank Poetry you will only ever be taught by our editor Katherine. We aim to provide you with the optimum learning environment.


All our face-to-face classes are held regularly in our London classroom in Westminster Cathedral – where we have tea and coffee freely available. All classes are held in the Hinsley Room, Westminster Cathedral, Morpeth Terrace, SW1.

The venue is a 4-minute walk from Victoria Station. Take the ‘Victoria Street’ exit from the station and cross the road, then walk straight ahead until you are facing the cathedral. On your right is Morpeth Terrace. The room is between 2 playgrounds.

Includes FREE entry into Westminster Cathedral.


 “The simple thing they achieve is to take your writing to places you’d not have got to alone.”

Martyn Crucefix

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