Hive Poetry Collective

Hive Poetry Collective is an every 3 weeks poetry workshop for young poets aged 17 to 30 yrs from across South Yorkshire, and the nearby north for those who don’t already attend a poetry group. (We’re particularly keen to hear from those who feel that they don’t have this kind of opportunity nearby). We currently run online sessions only (which makes it easier for those in the nearby north to join us – get in touch if that’s you!)

Write poems, read poems, get ideas, build skills, learn from feedback, hear about opportunities and be inspired by others who buzz off the same language joys in a relaxed atmosphere. Be it hobby interest, career or building a poetry manuscript, join us to stay in your creative groove.

Sessions are exercise/writing based (with occasional workshopping of individual poems) so great for young writers wanting to discover their voice, generate new work, experience more contemporary poetry, or building a portfolio or manuscript.

The group is run by widely published poet, editor & creative educator, Vicky Morris, and is open to all levels and interests. Vicky has mentored many young writers who’ve won accolades such as the: New Poets Prize, Foyle Young Poet of Year & the Young Northern Writers Award. A good few competition-winning poems have been written in this group too including this gem from New Poets Prize winner 2020 Lauren Hollingsworth Smith.

Where: Zoom
When: currently 1.30 to 3.30pm (but times may change in spring) on a Sunday (every 3 weeks)
Cost:  £3.50 per session / £10 for 3 sessions / £5 (£3.50 concessions) from outside South Yorkshire
We’re particularly keen to hear from those who feel that they don’t have this kind of opportunity nearby.
Why so cheap? Sessions are subsidised to encourage younger writers with limited finances and opporutnties to attend.

Interested? Email

“I really look forward to these sessions and the supportive atmosphere and wondefully creative people.” Warda Yassin – New Poets Prize Winner 2018/Sheffield Poet Laureate

Vicky Morris is a poet, editor and creative educator based in Sheffield. Her pamphlet If All This Never Happened was a winner of the international Fool For Poetry Chapbook Competition. She’s been published in places like The Rialto, Poetry Wales, The Interpreter’s House, Under the Radar, Butcher’s Dog, Brittle Star, and Verse Matters anthology (Valley Press). She won first place in the Aurora Poetry Prize 2020 and Prole Laureate Competition 2019 and was a runner-up in the Mother’s Milk Poetry Prize 19/20. Vicky has built young writers’ provision in South Yorkshire for many years, founding Hive in 2016. She won a Northern Writers Award in 2014, and in 2019 The Sarah Nulty Award for Creativity for her work developing young writers.