Writing West Midlands – Poetry and Parenthood

October 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm



Thursdays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, 

19 October, 26 October, 2 November, 9 November and 16 November.

Birmingham & Midland Institute

In the lead up to the publication of Unable Mother next year, I will be running a short writing course on parenthood. Through birth, adoption or fostering, the moment of becoming a parent changes you forever, in ways you cannot predict. Together, we will explore these ideas, and how we can write about them – from what we gain by becoming parents, to what we lose.

Writers will distil single moments in ‘parent time’, explore how becoming a parent can change, influence, and strengthen our poetic voices. We will also explore our children’s voices, and how the conversations between us and them can come alive in the work.

There will be sharing and discussion, alongside intensive writing exercises and feedback.

The short course is for those new to poetry, as well as experienced poets. It is intended for parents with children of all ages, and babes-in-arms (under 6 months) are welcome although the venue is not appropriate for babies who are able to crawl or walk. The venue is not accessible for buggies but you can securely park it on the ground floor.

For tickets and further info please visit: https://www.writingwestmidlands.org/event/short-course-poetry-parenthood/