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Poem-A-Thon fundraiser for the Poetry Café

Saturday 22 July 2017, 1:00 pm11:00 pm

Now I Find Poetry in my Favourite Place patch

Now I Find Poetry in my Favourite Place patch

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!

Sponsor a Poet

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.


The Line-up

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
    22.00 Laurie Bolger

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.