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August 2019

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday SOLD OUT

Thursday 1 August 2019, 12:00 pmSaturday 31 August 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about John Glenday and future Poetry Surgery dates This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, Skype SOLD OUT

Thursday 1 August 2019, 12:00 pmSaturday 31 August 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Find out more about Judy Brown and Poetry Surgery, including future dates.   This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss…

Yiddish Open Mic Café

Saturday 24 August 2019, 3:00 pm6:00 pm
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One event on Friday 23 August 2019 at 3:00pm

A first for London, the Yiddish Open Mic Café welcomes short contributions in Yiddish from individuals or groups. Poetry, song, theatre pieces, sketches are all…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 27 August 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

London’s premier open mic night. Sign up on the night between 6.45pm and 7.15pm to read. Average slots run from 4 to 5 minutes. Hosted…

artBLAB

Wednesday 28 August 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Four artists. Four talks. One evening not to miss. Come and listen to four artists talking about art and its whereabouts - from up-and-coming young…

September 2019

1-1 feedback on your poems with John Glenday, Skype SOLD OUT

Sunday 1 September 2019, 12:00 pmMonday 30 September 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about John Glenday and future Poetry Surgery dates This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry…

Robert Peake 2018

1-1 feedback on your poems with Robert Peake, St Albans SOLD OUT

Sunday 1 September 2019, 2:00 pm4:15 pm Cost: £50

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Find out more about Robert and future Poetry Surgery sessions This is a fantastic opportunity to discuss your work one-to-one…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, Skype SOLD OUT

Monday 2 September 2019, 12:00 pmMonday 30 September 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about Judy Brown and Poetry Surgery, including future dates.   This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss…

Monthly Exiled Lit Café: Inheritance

Monday 2 September 2019, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Adnan Al Sayegh – Anba Jawi – Danielle Maisano – Mehrangiz Rassapour Plus Open Mic and Discussion Adnan Al Sayegh. Born in Iraq he has…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 3 September 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

London’s premier open mic night. Sign up on the night between 6.45pm and 7.15pm to read. Average slots run from 4 to 5 minutes. Hosted…

great weather for MEDIA – Book Celebration and Reading

Wednesday 4 September 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA’s latest anthology Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea, a fearless and dynamic collection of poetry and…

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 5 September 2019, 3:00 pm5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Poetry @ 3 is first Thursday of each month at the beautifully air-conditioned Poetry Cafe – an open mic for poets who like to come…

Art Does Not Get You A Job: network launch

Thursday 5 September 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Welcome to the launch of a new arts network! Tonight’s event is to launch the new interdisciplinary and collaborative creative arts network art does not get…

She Grrrowls

Friday 6 September 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

She Grrrowls is a feminist arts night focused on showcasing women and non-binary people in poetry and spoken word. The show consists of features acts,…

Roz Goddard

1-1 feedback on your poems with Roz Goddard, Birmingham

Saturday 7 September 2019, 1:00 pm6:00 pm Cost: £55

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about Roz and future sessions Roz runs one-hour sessions in a lovely room at Birmingham Buddhist Centre,…

Poets vs Gender Inequality

Saturday 7 September 2019, 6:30 pm11:00 pm

A charity event in support of UN Women. Poets Versus is a literary platform for emerging and established poets tackling social injustice and promoting equality.…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 10 September 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

London’s premier open mic night. Sign up on the night between 6.45pm and 7.15pm to read. Average slots run from 4 to 5 minutes. Hosted…

Stargazing // Perseverance Valley: Double Book Launch

Wednesday 11 September 2019, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

  Join us for the double launch of two new stellar pamphlets from Guillemot Press and KFS Press at the Poetry Café on September 11th…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 12 September 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Survivors Poetry presents their monthly event around well-being with people willing to share their experiences about coming back from mental troubles. + OPEN MIC (Please…

Farrago

Friday 13 September 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

OPEN TO ANY POET SLAM! Any subject or style, read or perform. EVERY Poet wins a prize! FEATURES TBC Emcee: John Paul O’Neill. Show starts…

1-1 feedback on your poems with Heidi Williamson, Skype

Saturday 14 September 2019, 10:00 am4:30 pm Cost: £60

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Heidi Williamson, wherever you live. Heidi runs one-hour…

Platform 1

Saturday 14 September 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Platform 1 is an opportunity for up and coming poets to perform alongside established acts. Performance spots available. (Arrive up to half an hour early…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 17 September 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

London’s premier open mic night. Sign up on the night between 6.45pm and 7.15pm to read. Average slots run from 4 to 5 minutes. Hosted…

National Poetry Competition readings at The Poetry Café – Stephen Sexton with Jane Yeh and Kirsten Irving

Wednesday 18 September 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm Cost: £5 – £7

l-r: Jane Yeh (credit: Andy Forest), Kirsten Irving, Stephen Sexton (credit: Michael Weir) As the weeks count down towards the deadline for the 2019 National…

1-1 feedback on your poems with Alison Chisholm, Southport SOLD OUT

Saturday 21 September 2019, 10:00 am1:00 pm Cost: £50

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find more information on Alison, and future dates This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 24 September 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

London’s premier open mic night. Sign up on the night between 6.45pm and 7.15pm to read. Average slots run from 4 to 5 minutes. Hosted…

INDIGO DREAMS SHOWCASE

Wednesday 25 September 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

FOUR ON TOUR: Indigo Dreams Showcase at The Poetry Café, London, 25 September 2019   Four poets – Brett Evans, Holly Magill, Marie Lightman and…

Alyson Hallett

1-1 feedback on your poems with Alyson Hallett, Bath

Saturday 28 September 2019, 1:30 pm4:30 pm Cost: £55

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Alyson Hallett, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of…

Memory of Embers: Iraqi Poets on Exile, War and Resistance

Sunday 29 September 2019, 8:30 pm

Seagull Books and Exiled Writers Ink present an evening of poetry and discussion that platforms Iraqi voices and delves into themes of exile and memory,…

October 2019

1-1 feedback on your poems with John Glenday, via Skype SOLD OUT

Tuesday 1 October 2019, 12:00 pmThursday 31 October 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about John Glenday and future Poetry Surgery dates   This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, Skype

Tuesday 1 October 2019, 12:00 pmThursday 31 October 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis via Skype with poet and tutor Judy Brown, wherever you live and…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 1 October 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

London’s premier open mic night. Sign up on the night between 6.45pm and 7.15pm to read. Average slots run from 4 to 5 minutes. Hosted…

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 3 October 2019, 3:00 pm5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Poetry @ 3 is first Thursday of each month at the beautifully air-conditioned Poetry Cafe – an open mic for poets who like to come…

Annie Yim – The Poet Speaks: From Debussy to Pärt

Thursday 3 October 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

In celebration of National Poetry Day, pianist Annie Yim performs solo works with recorded voices in a poetry-inspired concert, featuring her fascinating MusicArt cross-disciplinary collaborations.…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 8 October 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

London’s premier open mic night. Sign up on the night between 6.45pm and 7.15pm to read. Average slots run from 4 to 5 minutes. Hosted…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 10 October 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Survivors Poetry presents their monthly event around well-being with people willing to share their experiences about coming back from mental troubles. + OPEN MIC (Please…

Farrago

Friday 11 October 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

OPEN TO ANY POET SLAM! Any subject or style, read or perform. EVERY Poet wins a prize! FEATURES TBC Emcee: John Paul O’Neill. Show starts…

Roz Goddard

1-1 feedback on your poems with Roz Goddard, Birmingham SOLD OUT

Saturday 12 October 2019, 1:00 pm6:00 pm Cost: £55

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about Roz and future sessions  Roz runs one-hour sessions in a lovely room at Birmingham Buddhist Centre,…

Platform 1

Saturday 12 October 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Platform 1 is an opportunity for up and coming poets to perform alongside established acts. Performance spots available. (Arrive up to half an hour early…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, London

Monday 14 October 2019, 11:15 am5:45 pm Cost: £70

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Judy Brown, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 15 October 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

London’s premier open mic night. Sign up on the night between 6.45pm and 7.15pm to read. Average slots run from 4 to 5 minutes. Hosted…

Dempsey & Windle Autumn Showcase 2019

Monday 21 October 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

There will be readings by seven poets recently published by Dempsey & Windle, whose books can be bought and signed at the event. There will…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 22 October 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

London’s premier open mic night. Sign up on the night between 6.45pm and 7.15pm to read. Average slots run from 4 to 5 minutes. Hosted…

1-1 feedback on your poems with Mab Jones, Cardiff SOLD OUT

Saturday 26 October 2019, 11:00 am5:15 pm Cost: £50

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about Mab and future Poetry Surgeries This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a…

Alyson Hallett

1-1 feedback on your poems with Alyson Hallett, Bath

Saturday 26 October 2019, 1:30 pm4:30 pm Cost: £55

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Alyson Hallett, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of…

November 2019

1-1 feedback on your poems with John Glenday, Skype SOLD OUT

Friday 1 November 2019, 12:00 pmSaturday 30 November 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about John Glenday and future Poetry Surgery dates   This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, Skype

Friday 1 November 2019, 12:00 pmSaturday 30 November 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis via Skype with poet and tutor Judy Brown, wherever you live and…

Marking Queer Desire: Bookmark Making Workshop

Saturday 2 November 2019, 2:00 pm5:00 pm Cost: £27 – £33

Get your creative juices flowing in this lino print bookmark making workshop. In conjunction with queer poetry inspired Poetry Cafe exhibition To Whom The Flesh…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poetry with Judy Brown, London

Monday 11 November 2019, 11:15 am5:45 pm Cost: £70

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Judy Brown, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of…

1-1 feedback on your poems with Jonathan Edwards, Newport

Saturday 16 November 2019, 1:15 pm4:45 pm Cost: £50

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Jonathan Edwards, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of…

1-1 feedback on your poems with Mab Jones, Cardiff SOLD OUT

Saturday 30 November 2019, 11:00 am5:15 pm Cost: £50

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about Mab and future Poetry Surgeries This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a…

December 2019

1-1 feedback on your poems with John Glenday, Skype SOLD OUT

Sunday 1 December 2019, 12:00 pmFriday 20 December 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about John Glenday and future Poetry Surgery dates This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, London

Monday 2 December 2019, 11:15 am5:45 pm Cost: £70

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Judy Brown, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, Skype

Monday 2 December 2019, 12:00 pmFriday 20 December 2019, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis via Skype with poet and tutor Judy Brown, wherever you live and…

Raymond Antrobus & Carlos Andrés Gómez: U.K. Book Launch of Hijito

Saturday 7 December 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Join award-winning poets Raymond Antrobus (The Perseverence) and Carlos Andrés Gómez for a one night only event to celebrate the release of Gómez’s new poetry…

February 2020

Free Verse Poetry Book & Magazine Fair

Saturday 22 February 2020

Make a note in your calendars now for the next Free Verse Poetry Book & Magazine Fair! Free Verse regulars will notice The Poetry Society…

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