A place to play with poetry


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Activities Gallery

Short, playful writing activities with suggested reading and listening for inspiration.

Workshop Series

Each month we play with a different theme to spark new poems.

Join three writing workshops and one sharing session via Zoom.

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Monthly Membership

Take part in weekly writing workshops and monthly sharing and feedback sessions to support your poetry.

Coming soon.

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photo by Naomi Woddis

About Miriam Nash

I am a poet, performer and educator with 12 years’ experience of leading poetry workshops for adults, young people and children. I’ve taught for The Poetry School, been a writer in residence for The National Trust and worked with Spread the Word, Arvon, Apples and Snakes, Southbank Centre and Ministry of Stories. 

I am the author of three books of poetry including a full collection, All the Prayers in the House from Bloodaxe Books, which won a Somerset Maugham Award and an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors, and was runner up for the Edwin Morgan Award. My work has been featured on BBC Radio 4 and published in The Guardian, The Scotsman and as a Poem on the Underground. 

When I was little, I lived on an island off the west coast of Scotland, where generations of lighthouse keepers, called ‘lightkeepers’, once lived and worked. For me, poems often keep a kind of light.


Miriam is able to instil confidence and critical self-awareness, and working with her enabled me to properly find my voice. She is focused and positive and as both a writer and performer I was pushed, inspired and improved through being mentored by her.
Miriam's insights into my poems unfailingly help me make them better, and, more than that, very often open up new little chambers of understanding about how poetry can work. I’ve deeply appreciated Miriam’s kindness and empathy along the sometimes-difficult poetic journey. She really is a top person, who is excellent at what she does because she cares deeply. I hope I can continue to benefit from her wisdom through many a workshop and poem to come.