What does membership include?
- Free and discounted events including roundtables and think-ins looking at what it means to be a woman poet
- Priority discounted tickets to the inaugural, fully hybrid, Women Poets’ Festival in November 2022 (details tba)
- A series of informational webinars focussed on how to thrive as a woman poet with industry speakers and Q&A
- Your own personal listing in the Women Poets’ Directory, a new initiative from the Rebecca Swift Foundation connecting women poets writing and working across the UK
Your membership helps us make the following resources free to all, including non-members:
- The Women Poets’ Library, a collection of digital resources created by leading women poets
- Our closed Facebook group for women poets sharing opportunities, resources and weekly Questions from the community
- In person meet-ups for women poets supported by Network partners including the Poetry Pharmacy (Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire), The Albany (London), They Eat Culture (Preston), Write Out Loud (Wigan), and the National Centre for Writing (Norwich)
When you sign up for Women Poets’ Network membership, you be joining a community of women poets with a shared commitment to advancing the craft, creativity and wellbeing of women poets. This offer has been designed in direct response to surveys and focus groups led by the Women Poets’ Prize. Co-creation is an essential part of the founding spirit of the network, so you won’t find a raft of craft-based workshops here; instead, we aim to support and empower women poets and encourage peer-to-peer learning.
How much does it cost?
The Women Poets’ Network is administrated by the Rebecca Swift Foundation, a registered charity, and supported using public funding from Arts Council England. Our funding, a Project Grant to the value of £20,000, has allowed us to R&D the first year of the Network. We pay all of our contributors and staff at fair rates, using the NUJ and Society of Authors as guides. Annual memberships and donations will allow us to create a sustainable model to grow the Network beyond this funding year and and provide you – our women poet members – with resources, opportunities, and community.
We exist to listen to, champion, and advocate for women poets. Thank you for your support.
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