Society of Civil & Public Service Writers - SCPSW Poetry Workshop

Poetry Workshop

Chairman: Jane Arthur, Treasurer/Membership Secretary: Terry Rickson, Events Coordinator: vacant, Editor of 'Wavelengths': Mike Boland


Founded in 1970 by Bill Barnes, the Poetry Workshop is a self-governing group within the Society of Civil and Public Service Writers.

Membership is open to anyone who works, or has worked, in the Public Service.

Annual subscription for members of the Society of Civil & Public Service Writers is £7.00

For those who are not members of the Society, the subscription is £8.00 for Associate members

Membership of the Poetry Workshop provides:

  • Four lively issues of 'Wavelengths' (20 page magazine issued free to PW members) each year
  • The chance of publication in 'Waves' (the annual collection of PW members' work)
  • Access to the popular Postal Folio scheme
  • Access to the new e folio scheme
  • Eligibility for the Bill Barnes Poetry Competition (exclusively for PW members)
  • Eligibility for the annual one-day events, usually held in the Midlands.

Anyone interested in joining the Poetry Workshop or attending the PW Weekend should contact Terry Rickson, 48 Marlborough Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 3QA

Cheques should be made payable to: SCPSW Poetry Workshop A/C.