Category Archives: Writing Workshop

The Living Line

The Living Line

Poetry writing and reading ongoing workshops for women

Led in Grindleford by Cora Greenhill

Open to experienced and early stage writers, this small, supportive group offers a space to study contemporary women’s poems for pleasure and as a stimulus to writing our own. We also spend time giving feedback on each other’s work. There are currently two spaces available.

The group has been running for several years and some members have been published and do readings. We meet for a weekend day approximately once a month on a date agreed with the group. Each day workshop costs £25 (£20 conc.)

If you are interested in knowing more, please email or telephone
01433 630759 or 07980 587057

Cora Greenhill is an experienced and inspirational teacher and poet. She has published four books of poetry, most recently Tha Point of Waking (Oversteps Books 2013) and Far from Kind (Pindrop Press, 2016)

Her poetry and reviews can be found on

Geraldine Green Courses

Dear Keith,

Could you please add these to your list for July/August? There are places left on both the Write in Nature workshop and the October Writers’ Retreat course.
Write in Nature, with Geraldine Green at Eycott Hill, Cumbria Wildlife Trusts’s latest Nature Reserve. Details here:
Here’s one for October:
October Writers’ Retreat Brantwood Coniston Cumbria, October 3rd-6th 2016. Join tutors Graham Mort and Geraldine Green at Brantwood.

“Geraldine Green’s poems are alert to landscape, seasons, rootedness that draws from deep aquifers of language, change that flits like cloud shadows across the page. Some seemed light as thistle heads but proved enduringly strong, rich with seed. As I read, I almost expected goldfinches to feed alongside me with their otherworldly attentiveness. But that attentiveness was all hers.” – Graham Mort

Writer-in-Residence Brantwood
Assistant Editor Poetry Bay

Salt Road (pub. by Indigo Dreams)

“Geraldine Green’s passion for and knowledge of the natural world and its spiritual energies has its roots and takes its cue from home ground, her native Cumbria.  She has noted her ‘long and deep connection’ with Cumbria. She draws inspiration from light over water, tidal energy, the intent of the land combined with rich tellings of family and local memory.  But her poems and prose-poems also travel the roads and the seas:  from Cumbria to Kansas, New Mexico, Spain, Greece, New York, Skye and Turkey.

This poet takes her place in contemporary poetry with work that shines with joy in and respect for language.  The vitality of life’s many experiences are evoked here with all the senses.”

Penelope Shuttle