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April 2020

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

Wednesday 1 April 2020, 12:00 pmThursday 30 April 2020, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT – Find out more about John Glenday and future Poetry Surgery date This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown (Skype)

Wednesday 1 April 2020, 12:00 pmThursday 30 April 2020, 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…

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1-1 Poetry Surgery with Rebecca Goss (Skype)

Friday 3 April 2020, 12:00 pmFriday 31 July 2020, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

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

1-1 feedback on your poems with Mab Jones (Skype or Zoom)

Friday 3 April 2020, 12:00 pmFriday 31 July 2020, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Mab Jones, wherever you live. Booking now for…

Carole Bromley

1-1 feedback on your poetry with Carole Bromley (Skype or FaceTime)

Friday 3 April 2020, 12:00 pmFriday 31 July 2020, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

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

Judy Brown

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

Monday 6 April 2020, 11:15 am5:45 pm Cost: £70

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

CANCELLED – Exiled Lit Café

Monday 6 April 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Performance by exiled writers on a range of themes. Interactive activities with audience. Open Mic. Frequently music by Exiled musicians/singers, sometimes video. Under 18’s must be…

CANCELLED – REWRITE – Creative Writing Courses for Black Women & Women of Colour.

Tuesday 7 April 2020, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times

Are you a Black Woman or Woman of Colour ready to start your writing journey? Join the REWRITE beginners’ course! The classes are designed to…

CANCELLED – Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 7 April 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm 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…

ONLINE – Survivors Poetry

Thursday 9 April 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Thursday 9 April Survivors’ Poetry will be hosting a live interactive event on Zoom to continue to fight the effects of the isolation with a…

CANCELLED – Farrago

Friday 10 April 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm 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) SOLD OUT

Saturday 11 April 2020, 10:00 am4:30 pm Cost: £60

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

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

Saturday 11 April 2020, 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…

CANCELLED – Craft of Poetry course for Refugees and Migrants

Saturday 11 April 2020, 3:00 pm5:00 pm
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One event on Saturday 20 June 2020 at 3:00 pm

It is aimed at refugees and migrants who are already writing a little and will be a wonderful opportunity for them to create new work and…

ONLINE – artBLAB

Saturday 11 April 2020, 6:00 pm7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, happening 4 times

Don’t miss an online talk about art and its whereabouts. The talks are given by artists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, and now you can…

CANCELLED – Platform 1

Saturday 11 April 2020, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

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…

CANCELLED – European Poetry Festival : Latvian poets in collaboration!

Monday 13 April 2020, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

A celebration of contemporary Latvian poetry sees four of Latvia’s most inventive and eminent contemporary poets come to London to present brand new collaborations with…

CANCELLED – Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 14 April 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm 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…

[UPDATED] Stanza Bonanza: featuring poets from Oxford and Reading

Wednesday 15 April 2020, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Programme change: Owing to the current situation related to coronavirus, all our in-person live events are on hold. We are currently looking at ways we…

[UPDATED] The Poetry Review Spring issue launch

Friday 17 April 2020, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Programme change: Owing to the current situation related to coronavirus, all our in-person live events are on hold. We are currently looking at ways we…

CANCELLED – Beginners Modern Calligraphy Nib Workshop

Saturday 18 April 2020, 10:30 am1:00 pm

Come and join The Modern Calligraphy Co. and learn how to create beautiful lettering in this relaxed and informal class. Modern calligraphy is about lettering…

ONLINE – artBLAB

Saturday 18 April 2020, 6:00 pm7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, happening 4 times

Don’t miss an online talk about art and its whereabouts. The talks are given by artists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, and now you can…

Peggy Poole Award readings – Mark Pajak and Michael Symmons Roberts at Everyman Liverpool

Tuesday 21 April 2020, 7:00 pm9:00 pm Cost: Free

The Poetry Society presents a special event featuring readings from poet Mark Pajak, the winner of the 2018 Peggy Poole Award – a new talent…

CANCELLED – Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 21 April 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm 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…

CANCELLED – Exiled Writers Ink Craft of Poetry workshops for refugees and migrants for Post-Beginners

Wednesday 22 April 2020, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday 22 April 2020 at 6:00 pm

Poetry Discussion – Writing Exercises – Feedback – Development. Read the poems of writers from around the world, respond to a poetry point and writing…

CANCELLED – Pen-Ting Poetry

Wednesday 22 April 2020, 6:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, happening 4 times

The freshest poetry open mic in London returns to The Poetry Café for 2020! Join the Pen-Ting crew, bringing you the waviest of poetry waves…

CANCELLED – Indigo Dreams Presents 4 Poets

Thursday 23 April 2020, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

This will be a dazzling, eclectic, unresolved, thought-provoking whirlwind of an evening that brings together four poets recently published by Indigo Dreams Press. Alyson Hallett…

CANCELLED – How to get your book published

Friday 24 April 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

  HOW TO GET YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED WORKSHOP WITH MARIA MCCARTHY Whether you’d love to produce the definitive non-fiction work on a topic you’re fascinated…

CANCELLED – The Whole Story

Friday 24 April 2020, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

The Whole Story is a new poetry, prose and music night run by Rachel Piercey and Will Pittam. Every fourth Friday of the month, we…

CANCELLED – How to get your book published

Saturday 25 April 2020, 10:30 am1:30 pm

HOW TO GET YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED WORKSHOP WITH MARIA MCCARTHY Whether you’d love to produce the definitive non-fiction work on a topic you’re fascinated by,…

ONLINE – artBLAB

Saturday 25 April 2020, 6:00 pm7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, happening 4 times

Don’t miss an online talk about art and its whereabouts. The talks are given by artists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, and now you can…

CANCELLED – The Shuffle

Saturday 25 April 2020, 7:30 pm9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

the hothouse of contemporary poetry   A friendly evening of invited poets, both established and developing, sometimes put together with a cutting edge theme.  …

CANCELLED – Smooth WordPlay

Monday 27 April 2020, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

A collision of music and poetry. Kito Fortune’s Poetry and Music is partnered with Nate Holder’s Smooth Saxophone and you don’t want to miss this…

CANCELLED – Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 28 April 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm 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…

CANCELLED – Beginners Modern Calligraphy Nib Workshop

Wednesday 29 April 2020, 6:30 pm9:00 pm

Come and join The Modern Calligraphy Co. and learn how to create beautiful lettering in this relaxed and informal class. Modern calligraphy is about lettering…

CANCELLED – Launch of The Unmapped Woman by Abegail Morley

Wednesday 29 April 2020, 7:15 pm9:15 pm

Join Abegail Morley, Robert Peake and Katie Griffiths at the Poetry Cafe for the launch of Abegail’s new collection The Unmapped Woman. This deeply moving…

May 2020

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

Friday 1 May 2020, 12:00 pmSunday 31 May 2020, 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 poetry with Judy Brown (Skype)

Friday 1 May 2020, 12:00 pmSunday 31 May 2020, 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…

CANCELLED – Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 5 May 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm 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…

[UPDATED] Poetry @ 3

Thursday 7 May 2020, 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday 3 December 2020

  Programme change: Owing to the current situation related to coronavirus, all our in-person live events are on hold. We are currently looking at ways…

CANCELLED – Farrago

Friday 8 May 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm 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…

CANCELLED – Platform 1

Saturday 9 May 2020, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

This event has been cancelled. So sorry for the inconvenience. Platform 1 is an opportunity for up and coming poets to perform alongside established acts.…

CANCELLED – Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 12 May 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm 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…

[UPDATED] Stanza Bonanza: featuring poets from Greenwich and Portsmouth

Wednesday 13 May 2020, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Programme change: Owing to the current situation related to coronavirus, all our in-person live events are on hold. We are currently looking at ways we…

ONLINE – Survivors Poetry

Thursday 14 May 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Thursday 9 April Survivors’ Poetry will be hosting a live interactive event on Zoom to continue to fight the effects of the isolation with a…

1-1 feedback on your poetry with Heidi Williamson (Skype)

Saturday 23 May 2020, 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…

Roz Goddard

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

Saturday 30 May 2020, 11:45 am2:15 pm Cost: £55

Roz runs one-hour sessions at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery – which is very central and easy to get to. Nice discount for Poetry…

Alyson Hallett

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

Saturday 30 May 2020, 1:30 pm3:30 pm Cost: £55

Alyson Hallett 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…

June 2020

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

Monday 1 June 2020, 12:00 pmTuesday 30 June 2020, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

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

1-1 feedback on your poems with Heidi Williamson (Skype)

Saturday 13 June 2020, 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…

July 2020

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

Wednesday 1 July 2020, 12:00 pmFriday 31 July 2020, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

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

1-1 feedback on your poems with Heidi Williamson (Skype)

Saturday 25 July 2020, 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…

August 2020

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

Saturday 1 August 2020, 12:00 pmMonday 31 August 2020, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

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

September 2020

1-1 feedback on your poems with John Glenday (Skype)

Tuesday 1 September 2020, 12:00 pmWednesday 30 September 2020, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor John Glenday, wherever you live, during SEPTEMBER 2020. John…

October 2020

John Glenday

1-1 feedback on your poems with John Glenday (Skype)

Thursday 1 October 2020, 12:00 pmSaturday 31 October 2020, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor John Glenday, wherever you live, during OCTOBER 2020. John runs…

November 2020

John Glenday

1-1 feedback on your poems with John Glenday (Skype)

Sunday 1 November 2020, 12:00 pmMonday 30 November 2020, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor John Glenday, wherever you live, during NOVEMBER 2020. John runs…

December 2020

1-1 feedback on your poems with John Glenday (Skype)

Tuesday 1 December 2020, 12:00 pmThursday 24 December 2020, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor John Glenday, wherever you live, during DECEMBER 2020. John runs…

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