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June 2018
John Glenday

Feedback on your poetry with John Glenday sold out

Friday 1 June 2018, 12:00 pmSaturday 30 June 2018, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT : FIND OUT MORE ABOUT JOHN GLENDAY & POETRY SURGERY This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on…

Judy Brown

1-1 feedback on your poems with Judy Brown, Skype

Friday 1 June 2018, 12:00 pmSaturday 30 June 2018, 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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 19 June 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

Exiled Writers Ink poetry workshop

Wednesday 20 June 2018, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Offered by Catherine Temma Davidson. Poetry Discussion, Writing Exercises, Feedback and Development   Read the poems of writers from around the world, many of them…

Live Canon Launch: Antony Mair’s ‘Bestiary, and Other Animals’

Wednesday 20 June 2018, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

  Live Canon launch Antony Mair’s debut collection ‘The Bestiary, Other Animals’, shortlisted for the Live Canon first collection prize. Antony will read from his…

Film Club Presents: Summer with Monika

Thursday 21 June 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Ingmar Bergman’s Summer With Monika, filmed in 1953, isn’t among his best known or most representative works but it may be his most influential. When…

Pen Ting Vol. 9: The Unheard

Thursday 21 June 2018, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

A monthly open mic event, hitting The Poetry Cafe every 3rd Thursday. With a focus on socio-political discourse and hip-hop, featuring a relaxed and welcoming vibe hosted…

Fourth Friday

Friday 22 June 2018, 8:00 pm10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

Fourth Friday 22nd June from 8pm: Poetry – Viv Fogel and Rye Poets; music – singer songwriters Dave Ellis & Boo Howard; + voices from…

Out-Spoken Poetry Masterclass

Saturday 23 June 2018, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Out-Spoken’s Poetry Masterclass is a monthly three hour weekend workshop which is facilitated by leading UK/US poets.   This month’s session is led by award-winning…

Launch of Sean Magnus Martin’s Flood-Junk

Saturday 23 June 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

We’re pleased to announce the launch of Flood-Junk by Sean Magnus Martin from Against the Grain Press. Guest readers: Nick Compton and Joanna Nissel Sean…

AFTERNOON CINEMA – Masters of Cinema: Woody Allen,Robert Altman, David Lynch

Monday 25 June 2018, 12:30 pm2:30 pm

  Film club/class with illustrated lectures/presentations and film screenings to study film in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere of discussion and enjoyment. We need to talk…

Oud Night

Monday 25 June 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

Join us for an evening filled of Oud Music open mic with poetry. Come and sign up between 6:30 and 7:00pm to be in the…

Readings with Miller Harris: Rachel Long & Flora de Falbe

Tuesday 26 June 2018, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

The first in a series of poetry events curated by The Poetry Society at the new Miller Harris ‘Poet’ store in Westfield London. This reading…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 26 June 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

“When I ask you to listen”: Peter Kahn, Malika Booker and Nick Makoha

Wednesday 27 June 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £6 - £8

The Poetry Society is delighted to present a special reading celebrating legendary writers’ collective Malika’s Kitchen, featuring visiting Chicago-based poet Peter Kahn, recently commended in…

Jill Abram presents Stablemates

Thursday 28 June 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Conversation & poetry with Jo Shapcott, Jack Underwood and Richard Scott of Faber & Faber Jo Shapcott has won the Forward Prize, the Commonwealth Writers’…

Each imagined pinnacle: new poems inspired by sculpture at the British Museum

Friday 29 June 2018, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

We’re delighted to be working alongside The British Museum on a series of new commissions inspired by its exhibition Rodin and the Art of Ancient…

Artmagic album launch event

Friday 29 June 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Artmagic is guitarist Richard Oakes (Suede) and producer/vocalist Sean McGhee (Alison Moyet, Robyn etc.) This is a special launch event for their new album The…

The Summer Shuffle

Saturday 30 June 2018, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Gale Burns and Lisa Kelly present a Summer wealth of poetry with: Fiona Moore Cheryl Moscowitz Eleanor Rees Richard Skinner and more.    

July 2018
Judy Brown

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

Sunday 1 July 2018, 8:00 amTuesday 31 July 2018, 5:00 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…

Feedback on your poems, John Glenday, Skype SOLD OUT

Sunday 1 July 2018, 12:00 pmTuesday 31 July 2018, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

THIS EVENT IS *SOLD OUT* FIND OUT MORE ABOUT JOHN GLENDAY & POETRY SURGERY This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a…

Exiled Lit Cafe

Monday 2 July 2018, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Hostile Environment in words and music Inua Ellams – Amir Darwish – Zita Holbourne – Shamim Azad with translator Selim Jana Guitarist/Singer Sheik Rana  …

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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 5 July 2018, 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 – an open mic for poets who like to come out and play during the day.…

“I don’t give back a word”: National Poetry Competition 40th anniversary readings at Ledbury Poetry Festival

Thursday 5 July 2018, 3:30 pm5:00 pm

  2017’s National Poetry Competition winners Dom Bury, Mary Jean Chan and Momtaza Mehri read alongside two poetry greats from the competition’s heritage Pascale Petit (who judged the competition in 2017…

“I don’t give back a word”: National Poetry Competition 40th anniversary readings

Thursday 5 July 2018, 3:30 pm5:00 pm

A special 40th anniversary readings event featuring the 2017 winners Dom Bury, Mary Jean Chan and Momtaza Mehri reading alongside two poetry greats from the…

Voices from the Row, panel discussion and performances

Friday 6 July 2018, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

“Even those convicted of murder deserve the chance to show the world that they can move on from their crimes.” A night in which we…

South Bank Poetry Issue 29 Launch

Saturday 7 July 2018, 8:00 pm10:30 pm

Come join us on Saturday 7th July at the launch of our 29th Issue of South Bank Poetry Magazine. The evening will feature a vast…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 10 July 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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 12 July 2018, 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 13 July 2018, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

The Farrago School’s Out SLAM! Open to ANY poet SLAM! Features include Samuel Cole, John Wheeler, Constance Richardson & others to be confirmed. Emcee: John…

Heidi Williamson

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

Saturday 14 July 2018, 10:00 am4:00 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…

Chocolate Tasting and Meditation

Saturday 14 July 2018, 11:30 am1:00 pm

Take some time out to breathe, taste and get body connected during this belly calming session of meditation – and hot chocolate! This workshop is…

Surviving University: Studying and working with the impact of abuse

Saturday 14 July 2018, 1:30 pm4:30 pm

How can students who grew up in violent homes, experienced sexual abuse in childhood, or have experienced sexual violence in relationships or on campus balance…

Platform 1

Saturday 14 July 2018, 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 until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

1-1 Poetry Surgery with Katrina Naomi, via Skype or in Penzance

Monday 16 July 2018, 4:00 pm9:00 pm Cost: £55 - £60

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Katrina Naomi, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of…

Kate B Hall’s Launch of her new collection The Story is

Monday 16 July 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

“If it’s the beginning or the end, it doesn’t matter as long as you tell it all.”   Frank, funny and poignant, Kate B Hall’s…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 17 July 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

Quiet. White. Gun-Runners.

Wednesday 18 July 2018, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

  The event is to launch three new poetry collections: ‘The Gun-Runner’s Daughter’ by Susan Castillo Street; White Roads by Alex Josephy and Instructions for…

Pen Ting

Thursday 19 July 2018, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

A monthly open mic event, hitting The Poetry Cafe every 3rd Thursday. With a focus on socio-political discourse and hip-hop, featuring a relaxed and welcoming vibe hosted…

Hannah Silva: credit: Hayley Madden for The Poetry Society

1-1 feedback on your poems with Hannah Silva, London

Friday 20 July 2018, 11:15 am6:00 pm Cost: £70

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Hannah Silva. Hannah will be running one-hour sessions…

Robert Peake

1-1 feedback on your poems with Robert Peake, St Albans

Sunday 22 July 2018, 10:30 am4:15 pm Cost: £50

This is a fantastic opportunity to discuss your work one-to-one with Robert Peake, a poet with an international perspective. Robert takes a friendly and sincere…

Poets performing on stage at SLAMbassadors throw their hands up in the air

Poetry for Performance Summerversity workshops

Monday 23 July 2018, 11:30 amSaturday 28 July 2018, 4:30 pm

Ever wanted to go to Summerversity? If you’re aged 13-19 you can! Book onto a free week of poetry workshops to explore issues around identity, with…

In Town Tonight: Leah Umansky and Ruth Padel

Monday 23 July 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £6 - £8

Welcome to In Town Tonight, the reading series where The Poetry Society invites a visiting poet to perform alongside a guest writer of their choice. Leah…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 24 July 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

Rebecca Goss, photo credit Lucy Carter

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

Wednesday 25 July 2018, 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 Rebecca Goss. Rebecca runs one-hour sessions in The…

Latin American Poetry Night

Thursday 26 July 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £6 - £8

Save the date for a night of brilliant Latin American poetry! Full line up and all the details to be confirmed shortly, but meanwhile please…

Fourth Friday

Friday 27 July 2018, 8:00 pm10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

Fourth Friday 22nd June from 8pm: Poetry – Viv Fogel and Rye Poets; music – singer songwriters Dave Ellis & Boo Howard; + voices from…

Roz Goddard

Feedback on your poems with Roz Goddard, Birmingham SOLD OUT

Saturday 28 July 2018, 1:00 pm5:00 pm Cost: £55

This event is *SOLD OUT* Find out more about Roz and Poetry Surgeries   Roz runs one-hour sessions in a lovely room at Birmingham Buddhist…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 31 July 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

August 2018
Judy Brown

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

Wednesday 1 August 2018, 8:00 amFriday 31 August 2018, 5:00 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, John Glenday, Skype – AUGUST

Wednesday 1 August 2018, 12:00 pmFriday 31 August 2018, 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 AUGUST. John…

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 2 August 2018, 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 – an open mic for poets who like to come out and play during the day.…

Exiled Writers Presents Unending Narratives: Palestinian Writers in the UK

Monday 6 August 2018, 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 Monday 31 December 2018

How does writing away from home affect the literary production of Palestinian writers? Anwar Hamed was born in the West Bank in 1957, where he…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 7 August 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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 9 August 2018, 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 10 August 2018, 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

Expect the usual greatness from Farrago! Open to ANY poet SLAM! Read or perform, any subject or style. FEATURES TBC!!! Emcee: John Paul O’Neill –…

Platform 1

Saturday 11 August 2018, 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 until Monday 31 December 2018

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 13 August 2018, 11:15 am4:45 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 14 August 2018, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday 31 December 2018

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…

Pen Ting

Thursday 16 August 2018, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

A monthly open mic event, hitting The Poetry Cafe every 3rd Thursday. With a focus on socio-political discourse and hip-hop, featuring a relaxed and welcoming vibe hosted…

September 2018
Judy Brown

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

Monday 3 September 2018, 11:15 am4:45 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…

Henry Normal: The Phantom Breath

Wednesday 12 September 2018, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £8 - £10

Henry Normal. Photo: Jim Holden. ‘The Alan Bennett of poetry’ – The Scotsman  ‘Dovetails bittersweet poetry with a sublimely observant wit’ – The Guardian  Last time Henry…

1-1 feedback on your poems with Alison Chisholm, Southport

Saturday 15 September 2018, 10:00 am1:00 pm Cost: £50

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Alison Chisholm, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of…

Katharine Towers

1-1 feedback on your poems with Katharine Towers, Sheffield

Saturday 15 September 2018, 2:00 pm5:00 pm Cost: £60

Book online or call Paul McGrane on 020 7420 9881. Can’t make this date? Contact Paul to see if an ad-hoc date can be arranged.…

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