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Poem-A-Thon at the Poetry Cafe

Saturday 18 May 2019, 12:00 pm10:00 pm

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A non-stop Poem-a-Thon featuring an astonishing line-up of sixty poets over ten hours raising money for The Poetry Society. 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 fabulous prizes! It’s going to be a wonderful day! 

You can also sponsor a poet individually on our JustGiving page, or support the event generally via our Donations page 

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All poets are donating their time and poetic talents for free, and many poets are are available to sponsor individually or you can donate to the event as a whole.  All money raised goes towards the Poem-a-Thon campaign, to raise money for The Poetry Society to maintain the development and upkeep of its premises in Covent Garden and to support its mission generally, advocating poetry through the delivery of its education and talent development programmes, and to continue to publish the UK’s leading poetry journal, The Poetry Review.