Dove Cottage Young Poets – Cumbria

Dove Cottage Young Poets meet regularly on Fridays between 3.45—5.30pm at Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal, to read, discuss and write poetry with contemporary Poet Kim Moore.  Young writers can also work towards an Bronze, Silver or Gold Arts Award, attend poetry events, and meet other young writers from across the country.

If you are a budding young writer age 14-21 and would be interested in joining Dove Cottage Young Poets then please get in touch by calling Zoe McLain on 015394 35544 or emailing the Wordsworth Trust.

2 thoughts on “Dove Cottage Young Poets – Cumbria

  1. Hi,

    I am a 17-year-old budding writer from Alston, Cumbria. I enjoy writing short stories and poetry and have most recently been published in the Daphne Review and the Stinkwaves Magazine. I would love to join a writing group to meet other young writers to discuss work and to keep up my motivation to write!

    Kind regards,

    Verity Cartwright

    1. Hi Verity,

      Thanks for your comment – it’s great to hear you’re an enthusiastic writer. Young Poets Network is not affiliated with most of the opportunities on our opportunities pages and you can find out more about these by following the links included on the page. Here’s the link for the Dove Cottage Young Poets opportunity if you’d like to get in touch with them:

      However, we would love to receive poetry by you in our free Young Poets Network challenges. Get inspired by the Timothy Corsellis Prize, responding to poets of the Second World War:

      Plus, we have FOUR August challenges open at the moment, written by young poets:
      – Our first August challenge is written by Enshia Li and explores the weird and wonderful world of the prose poem. Find out more and try your hand at writing prose poetry:
      – Our second August challenge is all about found poetry – poems made from texts that already exist, such as newspapers, books, tweets – whatever you can think of! Discover more and enter:
      – Our third August challenge is on national identity and poetry – think more deeply about how you fit into your country, and the role of patriotism today and over the last 200 years in this latest challenge by Damayanti Chatterjee, and by responding to this you can enter the Timothy Corsellis Prize:
      – And our fourth August challenge is all about vernacular: the language you speak and use online, rather than the formal stuff you might write down. What words do you use colloquially and how can you use those in a poem?

      To keep up to date on all we offer young poets, you can also join our free mailing list:

      I hope this is helpful, and best of luck with your writing!

      Best wishes,

      Helen at Young Poets Network

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