Hive Poetry Collective

Hive Poetry Collective is an every 3 weeks poetry workshop for young poets aged 17 to 30 from across South Yorkshire, and the nearby north. 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 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 build 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 11.30 to 1.30pm (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 opportunities to attend.
Interested? Email info@hivesouthyorkshire.com

“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 British/Welsh poet based in Sheffield. Her debut chapbook If All This Never Happened won the Munster Fool for Poetry Chapbook Competition 2021 and was shortlisted in the Saboteur Awards for Best Poetry Pamphlet 21/22. Her poetry has appeared in places like The Rialto, The Poetry Review, Magma, Poetry Wales and The North. She has been placed in various competitions including winning the Aurora Prize for Poetry 2020, and the Prole Laurate Competition in 2019. Vicky is the founder of Hive Young Writers, and in 2019 received a Sarah Nulty Award for her impact developing younger writers across the region. She is a recent Arvon/Jerwood mentee, and was shortlisted for the Mairtín Crawford Award 2022.