If you’re a writer, and/or a teacher of Creative Writing – or if you just enjoy reading – you should find something of interest in these websites below.


Some organisations worth checking out:

The Poetry Society - poems, news, events, competitions, poets in schools, and more

The Poetry Library - the Arts Council’s poetry collection at London’s South Bank

The Arvon Foundation - perhaps Britain’s best known provider of creative writing courses. Residential weekends their speciality

57 Productions - news of poetry events / performances, and home of the original Poetry Jukebox

Apples & Snakes - events, tours, poetry performance

The Poetry Book Societythe book club for poetry lovers

The Poetry Archive - a treasury of resources for readers, students, teachers

ABC Tales - poems, stories, inspirations

Bloodaxe Books - the website of Britain’s foremost poetry book publisher

Like Starlings - conversations between poems

NAWE (the National Association of Writers in Education) - the organisation for all teachers of Creative Writing

DAO (Disability Arts Online) - artists working in a range of media, with a range of disabilities – in the broadest sense

The Creative Case for Diversity - the Arts Council engages with disability

Go to The Society of Authors for anything to do with the business of professional writing: contracts etc

The Lancashire Writing Hub is the network for Lancashire writers

Simon Armitage’s “poetry testing kit” gives some advice for poets

Trying to get your poetry published? Here’s some advice from Neil Astley, general editor of Bloodaxe Books - and here are lists, addresses and information about poetry magazines


Interested in digital writing and multimedia formats? Is this the future? The theory behind it all is explored at Transliteracy - or you may find some practical examples are more fun: try Inanimate Alice and / or Tim Wright’s In Search of Oldton

Doing some academic writing, for an MA or PhD? Here's a link to a wealth of useful resources: Top 100 Thesis and Dissertation references


Finally: if you haven’t had enough of my writing on Natterjack, you may want to sample my music
on myspace.




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