Red Sky Sessions

Apples and Snakes presents a second installment of our skills development programme for emerging writers aged 18 to infinity.

Over the course of five workshops, participants will explore themes and techniques to improve their writing, develop their craft and hone their skills through a series of workshops and talks from some of the country’s leading poets and facilitators.

This free programme is designed to accommodate emerging writers who have been unable to apply for other programs due to their age. 

There is no upper age limit for Red Sky Sessions.

Tutors and Workshop Guests

We’re pleased to announce that Rachel Long will be leading the sessions this season.

Rachel is a poet and the founder of Octavia – Poetry Collective for Womxn of Colour, which is housed at Southbank Centre, London. She was shortlisted for Young Poet for Laureate for London in 2014 and awarded a Jerwood/Arvon Foundation mentorship in 2015. Rachel has run poetry workshops for The Poetry School, The Serpentine Galleries and at University of Oxford.  She is Assistant Tutor to Jacob Sam La-Rose on the Barbican Young Poets programme 2015-present.


We would like participants to commit to attending every workshop, although we do understand sometimes life gets in the way. If this happens, then not a problem! But please attend as many sessions as you can.

The dates for this term’s workshops are:

All sessions will run from 6:30 – 8.30pm on Zoom.

We’ll be announcing the guest tutors for each workshop shortly so watch this space!

Please note: the zoom link states it’s a 6pm start but that’s for the tutors to arrive a little early and prep for you. It’s not at 6pm start for you! So please don’t email us asking when it starts, the class definitely starts at 6.30pm so we’ll see you then. If you join early, we will let you in at 6.30pm.

Post-event recordings: if you have signed up for the event, we will be releasing the recordings of the sessions which you will have access to. These will be available from mid-October.

How to register your place

This programme has already started but you are welcome to join future sessions. Simply register your interest and you’ll be given the link to join (it’s in the confirmation message so please take note of it!) If you are having issues accessing the sessions, please email

Register for your place on Red Sky Sessions here.


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