In this special poetry-writing workshop, Jonathan will lead us in considering the 40th anniversary of the miners’ strike and its impact. The aim of this workshop is to explore the theme of ‘coal’ and to produce writing that considers life before, during and after the miners’ strike. Poets of all ages, backgrounds and levels of writing experience are welcome.

Participants are invited to continue working on their poems after the workshop in order to submit them for consideration in the forthcoming COAL anthology, published by The Poetry Business in Autumn 2024. More information here: (A later deadline will be given to workshop participants than the date stated on the website.)