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Professional development meets creativity

The Poetry Fold is an agency that uses words, literaturelanguage and creative writing techniques as training and professional development resources in diverse environments. Our main aim is to help individual writers and artists, educators, academics and creative professionals to operate, create and communicate more effectively.

Based in the North East of England, the Poetry Fold runs courses and events, and offers services to all sorts of people. Our unique approach means that whatever inspiration you are looking for, the Poetry Fold may be able to help you realise your creative ambitions or your professional and/or academic goals.

What we can do…

…for Writers

The Poetry Fold helps writers of any genre find new paths into creative work. Read more »

…in Education

The Poetry Fold has a decade of experience delivering creative writing modules in diverse learning environments. We also specialise in bespoke inset days / modules for educators. Read more »

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Next course for writers

The next iteration of The/Poetry/Fold’s signature creative writing course, Strange Bedfellows, will be held in Newcastle upon Tyne, on Tuesday evenings in Oct/Nov 2013. While you cannot book/pay for a… Read more »

What people say

“Stemistry has provided an invaluable source of inspiration, knowledge and creative techniques for my writing over the past five years. This is due in no small part to Lisa Matthews’ professional, original, inclusive and thoughtful approaches to the creative workshops over the course of the project.”

— Stevie Ronnie ~ poet

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