61 poets in an all-day non-stop poetry reading to raise funds for the Poetry Café. Each poet will read for eight minutes, entry is by donation, and you can come and go as you please.
There’ll also be a tombola – your chance to win a fabulous prize!
Our poets are donating their time and talents to read on the day. Please sponsor a poet of your choice at www.justgiving.com/teams/PoetryCafe. It doesn’t really matter which poet you choose as all money raised goes to directly to the Poetry Café fund. EVERY LITTLE HELPS.
|12.00||Paul McGrane||17.00||Chip Grim|
|12.10||Jennifer Wong||17.10||Natalie Katsou|
|12.20||Imtiaz Dharker||17.20||Nadia Drews|
|12.30||Tom Vaughan||17.30||Tim Wells|
|12.40||Carmina Masoliver||17.40||Maura Dooley|
|12.50||Theresa Lola||17.50||Nick Makoha|
|13.00||Ruby Jah||18.00||Kate Liddington|
|13.10||Joelle Taylor||18.10||Abegail Morley|
|13.20||Daniel Cockrill||18.20||Jane Yeh|
|13.30||Jemima Foxtrot||18.30||Richard Scott|
|13.40||Nicky Phillips||18.40||Amy Deakin|
|13.50||Marc Brightside||18.50||Ed Doegar|
|14.00||George Szirtes||19.00||Sogol Sur|
|14.10||Kavita A Jindal||19.10||Isabel Bermudez|
|14.20||Mohib Khurram||19.20||Kostya Tsolakis|
|14.30||Ruth Smith||19.30||Hylda Sims|
|14.40||Rebecca Goss||19.40||Mike Sims|
|14.50||Rishi Dastidar||19.50||Fran Isherwood|
|15.00||Hannah Lowe||20.00||Liba Ravindran|
|15.10||Stephen Keeler||20.10||Margaret Haig|
|15.20||Carole Bromley||20.20||Ernie Burns|
|15.30||Jess Mookherjee||20.30||Stephanie Ampofo|
|15.40||Elisabeth Sennitt Clough||20.40||John Paul O’Neill|
|15.50||Ali Lewis||20.50||Jay Bernard|
|16.00||Niall O’Sullivan||21.00||Anthony Anaxagorou|
|16.10||Mary Jean Chan||21.10||Raymond Antrobus|
|16.20||Julia Bird||21.20||Amy Acre|
|16.30||Tessa Lang||21.30||Dzifa Benson|
|16.40||Hannah Chutzpah||21.40||Rachna Chowla|
|16.50||Chrissy Williams||21.50||Dan Simpson|
What are we raising funds for? Every aspect of the Poetry Café visitor experience will be improved, providing a home for poetry for years to come: improved access, increased capacity, new heating and ventilation, and sound-proofing. We are now so close to reaching our fundraising target for completing our renovations – but we need your help to reach the final 10% of our target. Any help you can give will be very gratefully received.
Not only will you be supporting the physical transformation of the Poetry Café and buildings, but you will be directly supporting us in our mission to create a central position for poets and poetry across the UK and beyond; our rejuvenated Poetry Society spaces will be invaluable in helping us carry out our work. From this building, we place poets in schools across the country, run vital talent development programmes, and publish the UK’s leading poetry magazine, The Poetry Review.