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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…

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…

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…

Open House Weekend

Saturday 21 September 2019, 11:00 am5:00 pm

Early History ‘In Holborn there is no one big infamous slum, like the Somers Town of St Pancras, but there is a surprisingly large number…

1,500 years of poetry through calligraphy by Paul Antonio

Saturday 21 September 2019, 2:00 pm4:30 pm

A live calligraphy demonstration and exhibition conversation. Drop in and chat with Paul Antonio during The Poetry Society’s programme of Open House Weekend activities.

Emma Press Poetry Pamphlets Launch

Monday 23 September 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Join The Emma Press for the launch of their three newest poetry pamphlets, with readings from the poets and special guests. The books will also…

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…

Creative writing for CSA survivors

Wednesday 25 September 2019, 6:45 pm8:45 pm

This session is for any female identifying and non-binary people who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Part creative writing workshop, part research group: in…

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…

THE DUNES

Thursday 26 September 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

The Dunes is a collaboration between poet Robert Minhinnick & artist Dan Llywelyn Hall, inspired by the Merthyr Mawr sand dunes in South Wales. The…

Fourth Friday

Friday 27 September 2019, 8:00 pm10:00 pm

Fourth Friday is a poetry and music event held at the Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden. It takes place at 8pm on the fourth (not necessarily…

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…

Launch of Claire Walker’s Collision

Saturday 28 September 2019, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

We’re pleased to announce the launch of Collision by Claire Walker, Against the Grain’s eighth poetry pamphlet. Guest readers include Cheryl Pearson and Sarah Doyle.

The Shuffle

Saturday 28 September 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

The Shuffle presents DAVID CONSTANTINE AND FRIENDS, a wide-ranging evening of poetry and discussion celebrating one of Britain’s best loved poets, translator of Brecht and…

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

Sunday 29 September 2019, 6:30 pm8:30 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,…

Sufi Songs and Oud – Taqasim Oud Club

Monday 30 September 2019, 8:00 pm10:00 pm

This event will be an intimate concert of Sufi songs and oud music bringing together music and poetry of the Sufi tradition. Ahmed himself, who,…

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 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 Judy Brown and Poetry Surgery, including future dates. This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your…

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…

Laura Scott, So Many Rooms: Carcanet Book Launch

Wednesday 2 October 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Please join us to celebrate the London launch of Laura Scott’s debut collection, So Many Rooms, with an evening of celebratory readings and discussion. Laura…

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…

The Verse Club

Thursday 3 October 2019, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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One event on Friday 1 November 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Thursday 14 November 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Friday 29 November 2019 at 6:00pm

The verse club is a project that aims to empower young voices to create and showcase their work through workshops and poetry nights.

Annie Yim – The Poet Speaks: From Debussy to Pärt

Thursday 3 October 2019, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

MusicArt, in association with The Poetry Society, presents a poetry-inspired concert for National Poetry Day, featuring pianist Annie Yim, the poet Zaffar Kunial and composers…

She Grrrowls

Friday 4 October 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until Sunday 22 December 2019

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,…

artBLAB

Saturday 5 October 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…

Exiled Lit Café – Opening lands

Monday 7 October 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Opening lands: An evening of poetry, prose and creative partnerships Hosted by Catherine Davidson and Abbas Faiz Part I: Book Launches We are delighted to…

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…

The Poetry Review Autumn issue launch

Wednesday 9 October 2019, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: Free

Be sure to join us at the launch of the Autumn issue of The Poetry Review, at the Poetry Café, London, on 9 October. Our…

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…

Launch of ‘A Man’s House Catches Fire’ by Tom Sastry

Monday 14 October 2019, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Join Tom Sastry, Caleb Parkin and Abegail Morley at the Poetry Cafe for the launch of Tom’s debut collection A Man’s House catches Fire What…

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…

Letters

Wednesday 16 October 2019, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
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One event on Friday 18 October 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on Saturday 19 October 2019 at 7:30pm

Letters is a play about, well, letters. Mary and Kash are close friends, but one lives in Argentina and other in London. To keep the…

The Verse Club

Thursday 17 October 2019, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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One event on Thursday 3 October 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Thursday 17 October 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Friday 1 November 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Thursday 14 November 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Friday 29 November 2019 at 6:00pm

The verse club is a project that aims to empower young voices to create and showcase their work through workshops and poetry nights.

Green Bottle Press

Thursday 17 October 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Green Bottle Press is launching three pamphlets this year: The Waney Edge by Chloe Balcomb, Elements of Water by Caroline Davies and Holding Distance by…

Rebecca Goss, photo credit Lucy Carter

1-1 feedback on your poems with Rebecca Goss, London

Friday 18 October 2019, 11:15 am5:45 pm Cost: £70

Photo credit Lucy Carter This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Rebecca Goss. Rebecca runs…

Scoop Make Your Own Magazine Workshop

Monday 21 October 2019, 11:00 am12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, happening 5 times

Join the Scoop team as we explore everything that goes into the creation of a magazine whilst making your very own. As you fill your…

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…

Scoop Make Your Own Magazine Workshop

Tuesday 22 October 2019, 11:00 am12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, happening 5 times

Join the Scoop team as we explore everything that goes into the creation of a magazine whilst making your very own. As you fill your…

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…

Scoop Make Your Own Magazine Workshop

Wednesday 23 October 2019, 11:00 am12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, happening 5 times

Join the Scoop team as we explore everything that goes into the creation of a magazine whilst making your very own. As you fill your…

Three Voyaging Poets

Wednesday 23 October 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Readers: Kavita A. Jindal, Isabel Bermudez, Róisín Tierney. Join us for poetry, synergy and chat and to enjoy the haunting echoes among three very different…

Scoop Make Your Own Magazine Workshop

Thursday 24 October 2019, 11:00 am12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, happening 5 times

Join the Scoop team as we explore everything that goes into the creation of a magazine whilst making your very own. As you fill your…

Book Event :: stories for my sister

Thursday 24 October 2019, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

This is a casual gathering for Elizabeth Duvivier to talk about her novel, stories for my sister. She will be joined by Clare Barry and…

Scoop Make Your Own Magazine Workshop

Friday 25 October 2019, 11:00 am12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, happening 5 times

Join the Scoop team as we explore everything that goes into the creation of a magazine whilst making your very own. As you fill your…

Fourth Friday

Friday 25 October 2019, 8:00 pm10:00 pm

Fourth Friday is a poetry and music event held at the Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden. It takes place at 8pm on the fourth (not necessarily…

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…

Working With The Inner Critic: Poetry Therapy Workshop

Saturday 26 October 2019, 12:00 pm5:00 pm

“The inner critic isn’t an enemy” – Yong Kang Chan Sometimes we can take the view that the inner critic – the critical voice inside…

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…

The Autumn Shuffle

Saturday 26 October 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Gale Burns and Chris Beckett are proud to present   Mimi Khalvati, with her new book, Deryn Rees Jones, poet and editor of Pavilion Poetry…

Scoop Make Your Own Magazine Workshops

Monday 28 October 2019, 11:00 am12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Friday 1 November 2019

Join the Scoop team as we explore everything that goes into the creation of a magazine whilst making your very own. As you fill your…

Taqasim Oud Club

Monday 28 October 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

The Taqasim Oud Club is an open-mic poetry and music event where amateurs and professionals are invited to share their material with fellow Taqasim Music…

Scoop Make Your Own Magazine Workshops

Tuesday 29 October 2019, 11:00 am12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Friday 1 November 2019

Join the Scoop team as we explore everything that goes into the creation of a magazine whilst making your very own. As you fill your…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 29 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…

Scoop Make Your Own Magazine Workshops

Wednesday 30 October 2019, 11:00 am12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Friday 1 November 2019

Join the Scoop team as we explore everything that goes into the creation of a magazine whilst making your very own. As you fill your…

Craft of Poetry for refugees and migrants

Wednesday 30 October 2019, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday 20 November 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Wednesday 18 December 2019 at 6:00pm

Monthly craft of poetry session for post beginners with a refugee or migrant background. 18 + only.  

Scoop Make Your Own Magazine Workshops

Thursday 31 October 2019, 11:00 am12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Friday 1 November 2019

Join the Scoop team as we explore everything that goes into the creation of a magazine whilst making your very own. As you fill your…

November 2019

Scoop Make Your Own Magazine Workshops

Friday 1 November 2019, 11:00 am12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Friday 1 November 2019

Join the Scoop team as we explore everything that goes into the creation of a magazine whilst making your very own. As you fill your…

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…

The Verse Club

Friday 1 November 2019, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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One event on Thursday 3 October 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Thursday 17 October 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Friday 1 November 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Thursday 14 November 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Friday 29 November 2019 at 6:00pm

The verse club is a project that aims to empower young voices to create and showcase their work through workshops and poetry nights.

She Grrrowls

Friday 1 November 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until Sunday 22 December 2019

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,…

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…

Roz Goddard

1-1 Poetry Surgery with Roz Goddard, Birmingham

Saturday 2 November 2019, 2:30 pm5:00 pm Cost: £55

Roz runs one-hour sessions in a lovely room at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 11 Park Road, Moseley, B13 8AB. Easy to get to and, if it’s…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 5 November 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 7 November 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…

Farrago

Friday 8 November 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…

Platform 1

Saturday 9 November 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 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…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 12 November 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 14 November 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…

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

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

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about Jonathan and future sessions This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 19 November 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 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…

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

Saturday 7 December 2019, 9:30 am5:30 pm Cost: £50

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about Jonathan and future sessions This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one…

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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