How to create the place of teaching poetry writing is an essential matter for children to explore the possibility of language through poetry writing which has limitless style. In Britain, there have been traditionally an educational philosophy which gives importance to create the place where children communally can learn each other, which is treasured as a workshop-styled teaching even now. The purpose of this article is clarifying the significance of workshop-styled teaching poetry writing through examining the effort of Arvon Foundation that provides a lot of courses of creative writing workshop for all writers in Britain. I reported a course which I myself attended and examined how the tutors lead their workshops.
As a result, I found the structure of workshop makes participants to immerse in their writing and its function that cultivates the ability to support their learning: self-affirmation, empathy, continuity and patience. It brings a perceptional change regarding the role of teaching poetry writing in Language Arts and opens the door to fulfill a sustainable teaching poetry writing as a community of writing poetry, not a community of poets.