Hive Poetry Collective

We’re looking for new young poets to join us! (starting 17th Oct 2021)
Hive Poetry Collective is an every 3 weeks poetry workshop for young poets aged 17 to 30 yrs from across South Yorkshire (and nearby), who don’t attend another Hive group. Moving forward we are running a mix of in-person and online sessions (which might make it easier for those in the nearby north to join us).

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

The group is run by widely published poet, editor & creative educator, Vicky Morris, and is open to all levels and interests. Over the years, 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 & Sheffield city centre venue (near the train station) from early October 2021

When: currently 1.30 to 3.30pm on a Sunday (every 3 weeks)
Cost:  £2.50 per session / £5 from outside South Yorkshire for online sessions / or pay per term/year
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 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

Vicky Morris is a poet, editor and creative educator based in Sheffield. Her pamphlet If All This Never Happened won the international Foold For Poetry Chapbook Cmepttion. 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 impact in the region.