Sector Opportunities

Poetry Cares running a FREE half-day training session for poets in Wiltshire and surrounding area

The session will take place at Salisbury Arts Centre on  11th June and is for poets looking to develop their portfolio to include working with those living with memory loss.


The Poetry Cares Project  hosted by Literature Works is currently seeking expressions of interest to take part in a free half-day poet training session on the afternoon of Friday 11th June at Salisbury Arts Centre.

They’re looking for expressions of interest from practicing poets who are resident in Wiltshire or within an easy commute to the area. The selected candidates will be invited to attend this free half day training session for poets interested in delivering poetry workshops at Memory Cafés and other community dementia support settings. This is part of the Poetry Cares project, which celebrates the power of poetry and the positive impact of creative engagement for those affected by memory loss.

The training will be delivered jointly by the poet Karen Hayes, who has successfully run several training sessions for Poetry Cares and the Alzheimer’s Society. It takes place at Salisbury Art Centre. The training is offered free of charge and, although attendance does not guarantee subsequent work, it is in preparation for an upcoming programme of workshops at Memory Cafés in Wiltshire.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for a place at the training session please apply in writing via email, submitting a CV of relevant experience alongside a one page supporting statement detailing your suitability for the project.

Applications should be sent to memoryday[at] and should be received no later than midnight on Sunday 23rd May 2021.

Successful applicants will be notified that they have been allocated a place by 5pm on Thursday 27th May.

Please note: The aim is to the deliver the training in person with social distancing measures in place, if circumstances it will either be postponed or moved to digital delivery.

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