Festivals, Poetry Events & Workshops



Rhubarb 67 with Kim Moore and open mic

Wednesday 28 February 2024
@ The Triangle, 47 Bradford Road
7pm for 7.30 start



Online Launch Party: The Process of Poetry 
Fly on the Wall Press:

Inside the Poet's Studio: Renowned Editor Rosanna McGlone Explores the Creative Process

6:45pm - 8:15pm
Greenwich Mean Time


Join Fly on the Wall Press in celebrating the launch of best-selling craft book, 'The Process of Poetry'! Isabelle Kenyon, Managing Director of Fly on the Wall Press will host an illuminating discussion with award-winning poets Sean O'Brien, John McCullough, Regi Claire, Kim Moore, Pascale Petit, and Jacob Sam-La Rose, exploring their creative processes from start to finish. Editor Rosanna McGlone will also offer her thoughts.

In this special online event, the poets will delve into their inspirations, artistic approaches, editing decisions, and more. Attendees will gain insider insight into a diverse range of styles and backgrounds. From adept use of poetic techniques to channelling themes of love, grief, and politics, there is something for poetry fans of all stripes.

There will be exclusive poetry readings from the book, allowing the audience a rare glimpse into new and much-loved works, and a chance for questions.

Don't miss this special opportunity to join the intimate conversation inside the poet's studio.



Poetry Workshop with Kim Moore
People Powered Press


Join poet Kim Moore for a day of reading, writing and talking about poetry. Using a series of carefully tailored writing exercises, you’ll come away with plenty of ideas, drafts of poems and lots of inspiration.

Bring your own lunch, or try one of Saltaire's many fantastic bakeries...

Kim Moore’s first collection The Art of Falling (Seren 2015) won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Her second collection All The Men I Never Married (Seren, 2021) won the 2022 Forward Prize for Best Collection.

Her first non-fiction book What The Trumpet Taught Me was published by Smith/Doorstop in May 2022, and her second - a book of hybrid lyric essays - Are You Judging Me Yet? Poetry and Everyday Sexism was published by Seren in March 2023. She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Poetry workshop, with Kim Moore — from the People Powered Press



International Women's Day 

Manchester Poetry Library

Join us at Manchester Poetry Library to celebrate International Women’s Day at our poetry reading and open mic, hosted by Kim Moore.

We will be reading and sharing poetry by women – past and present – throughout this event – and we need you to join in the celebration!

Come and read a poem by a woman either your own or a woman you admire! Please email kim.moore@ad.mmu.ac.uk if you’d like to book a spot to read a poem.

*This is a trans-inclusive event*

International Women's Day 2024 - Open Mic and Poetry Reading Tickets, Fri 8 Mar 2024 at 19:00 | Eventbrite



Made in Maryport
Emma McGordon and Kim Moore

Saturday 16th March
Doors open 6.30pm
Rigby's Cafe
Free event




Afternoon Tea with Kim Moore
Society of Authors

Free event


Grab a cuppa and get to know poet, Kim Moore. Kim will be in conversation with poet and chair of the SoA’s Poetry and Spoken Word Group (PSWG), Katrina Naomi, to discuss her work and career and to offer a glimpse into her creative routine.

This event is in conjunction with the Society of Authors’ Poetry and Spoken Word Group (PSWG)



  • Welcome, introductions and housekeeping from Katrina Naomi (2 mins)
  • Introduction to Kim Moore and a glimpse into her creative routine (15-25 mins)
  • Q&A with audience (10-15 mins)
  • Summary and closing comments (3 mins)
  • This event will be moderated by Johanna Clarke – Publishing Contracts Advisor, SoA




Go to the Poets with Katie Hale
Hosted by Kim Moore




Poetry Reading
Dusty Miller


More info to follow





Garsdale Retreat
Tutor: Kim Moore
Guest Poet: Liz Berry


During this course, we will explore the joy and the perils of writing about the self in poetry. Looking at a broad range of poetry, we will examine voice, self-portraits, memory and masks to examine how the self can be both disguised and illuminated in poetry.

Using a wide and diverse range of poetry, we’ll examine how our life experiences can enrich our poetry and how our inner landscape can be rich and fertile ground for creativity.



Go to the Poets with Amy Acre
Hosted by Kim Moore




January Writing Hours 2025

1st -31st January

Online: £60 for the month - or £20 per week

Concessions: £0 and pay-what-you-feel


Imagine January...

It's a New Year but the mornings are dark, the evenings are cold and the best Christmas chocolate has been eaten. It's all feeling a bit grim.

January 2025 is going to be different...

because Kim Moore and Clare Shaw will be running an online Writing Hour every morning throughout January! From 10am-11am on Zoom, come prepared to read poems.  Come prepared to think about poems. Come prepared to write poems.

Come in your pyjamas.  Come with your breakfast. Come every day - or come when you can - and commit an hour to yourself and your writing.  

We will provide the inspiration, the poetry fuel. All you need to do is turn up.  

Our Writing Hours use simple prompts, readings and reflections to inspire and encourage you to write throughout January. In an interactive Zoom workshop, you'll work interactively with Kim Moore, Clare Shaw and writers from across the UK - and beyond! The emphasis is on generating new work, and writing in company: expect connection, creativity and motivation rather than detailed feedback or instruction.


Bursary Tickets available - a limited number (25) of free tickets are available. You don't need to ask - just head over to the ticket page and book one if you couldn't otherwise afford to come.

Pay-as-you-feel tickets also available - if you can pay a little bit but not the full price, please book a Pay-as-you-feel ticket!

If you are feeling flush, and would like to donate a Bursary Ticket, please pay for either a week ticket or a full month, and drop us a line to let us know that you've paid for another space. We will announce extra free tickets as they are paid for on social media.

We will be using Otter to provide a transcript for all sessions and any poems used during the workshops will be screenshared.

Zoom links

*Zoom links come out direct from Eventbrite at 9.45am each morning. If you buy a ticket before 9.45am, you will receive a link for that day. If you buy after 9.45am, you will not receive a link until the following morning.

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