Spontaneous Poetry Writing Workshops

Writing workshops to encourage playing with words and trusting your voice.

In this workshop, you'll learn to create spontaneous, personalized poems using tips and tricks that will help you organize and articulate your thoughts clearly. 

My name is Cathy Thorne and I write custom poems on a typewriter at weddings and events. The method I use is easy to learn and will help you embrace your inner poet while putting aside your inner critic. You can apply this not only to poetry writing, but also to other projects and your personal communications.

By the end of the workshop, you will have your own completed poem, plus the skills to write poems independently. Your poems can be heartfelt, emotional and empowering, or fun and cheeky. It’s up to you! And the best part? No previous poetry experience is necessary.

Available in person and online for schools, corporate activations, team bonding and building, library events, social groups, conferences, or anywhere people who love words gather.


  • National Poetry Month
  • Setting intentions / Vision statements
  • Wedding Vows
  • Active Listening in Leadership
  • Self-care instructions
  • Personal celebrations
  • Team building and socials
  • Creative emails / marketing campaigns
  • Brainstorming sessions

Do you have something else in mind? I also love creating custom workshops.

  • Globe and Mail

    A fun and creative way for our employees to get to know one another better. - Michele Mondoux, Senior Manager, Employee Communications, Development and Engagement

  • online virtual poetry writing workshop for beginners

    Linda L.

    Cathy created a welcoming, supportive and thought-provoking experience for everyone. She gave me a much appreciated creative spark.

  • poetry writing workshop for Indigo Books, Canada, virtual poems

    Indigo Books Participant

    This was amazing. Thank you for helping me get my creative juices flowing.

  • Mommy Connections

    Cathy walked us through her simple but very moving process of writing a heartfelt poem for anything or anyone special in your life.

  • Iris U.

    Thank you for showing us how easy it could be to write a vow, I have been feeling stressed over this though our wedding is planned for next year.

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