Poetry workshop with Annie Ridout: Mother

Join me for a thoughtful one-hour online poetry workshop on the theme of ‘mother’. This can mean something different to each of us. You as Mother, as child to a mother, the earth as Mother. There will be two readings, a discussion on the theme and time to write your own poem. All levels welcome, no previous poetry-writing experience necessary.

Date: 3/10/23. Time: midday (GMT).



A one-hour workshop for anyone who would like to explore using words and poetry to make sense of the world.

This first workshop will be on the theme of ‘mother’.

That could be you as mother, you as child to a mother, Mother Earth. Or whatever else ‘mother’ might mean to you.

I will do two readings, a light examination of what works in the poems and talk about how I put together my own poetry. We can discuss the ‘mother’ theme. `And you’ll then have some time to write a poem yourself.

If you’d like, you can send it to me after the workshop for feedback.

You can come as someone who has never written poetry, or as a writer already.

This will be an unpretentious space and I welcome all people.

And there will be no obligation to speak in front of the group. Shy and introverted people most welcome.

If you can’t make it on the day, I can send you the replay.


  • What: One-hour online poetry workshop, hosted on Zoom.
  • When: Tuesday 3rd October 2023, at midday (GMT).
  • Bring: Pen, paper and an open and curious mind.

About me

I’ve been writing poetry since childhood. Originally about things like Maltesers chocolate and now on motherhood, womanhood, ageing, love, desires and fear.

Two of my poems have gone viral – ‘I’ve just had a baby and ‘what I want’, after being shared by thousands of women around the world, including Paloma Faith and Busy Philipps.

So I turned them into prints and books, which sold globally – across Europe, the US, Australia, Canada.

I mostly share my poems on Instagram @annieridoutpoetry.

But I’ve also had them featured in Riposte Magazine and Primer, as well as in a wonderful anthology of poems by Mum Poem Press called Songs of Love and Strength.