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February 2020

Judy Brown

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

Saturday 1 February 2020, 12:00 pmSaturday 29 February 2020, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

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

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 18 February 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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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…

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

Wednesday 19 February 2020, 6:30 pm8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 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…

Blossom Rebels Limelight Talk: New Models for Sober Living

Wednesday 19 February 2020, 6:30 pm9:30 pm

Join us for an evening of talks with Laura Willoughby MBE (Club Soda), Emily Nicholls (Portsmouth University) and Freddie Frantzen (Blossom Rebels).   Support Groups…

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

Thursday 20 February 2020, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

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

ignitionpress launch of pamphlets by Mia Kang, Majella Kelly and Alycia Pirmohamed

Thursday 20 February 2020, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Join Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre’s ignitionpress as we launch three exciting new pamphlets from Mia Kang, Majella Kelly, and Alycia Pirmohamed. Suitable for all ages.

Free Verse Poetry Book & Magazine Fair

Saturday 22 February 2020

Free Verse is an all-day market, celebrating the vitality of contemporary poetry in the UK, publishers and organisations both large and small, both experimental and…

Free Verse Fair breakfast and lunch offer for exhibitors

Saturday 22 February 2020, 10:00 am4:30 pm Cost: £5.50 – £13

The Poetry Café delivers breakfast and lunch to your table! Choose any coffee and a pastry for breakfast (delivered to your table between 10:00 and…

Workshop: A Small Press Publishing How-to with Bad Betty Press

Saturday 22 February 2020, 11:00 am1:00 pm Cost: £30 – £35

A practical morning workshop as part of Free Verse, the Poetry Book and Magazine Fair. If you’ve ever dreamed of setting up a small press,…

Workshop: a mini editing masterclass with Will Harris

Saturday 22 February 2020, 2:00 pm4:30 pm Cost: £30 – £35

A practical afternoon workshop as part of Free Verse, the Poetry Book and Magazine Fair. Poet, essayist and editor Will Harris is one of the…

Free Verse Evening Readings

Saturday 22 February 2020, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Eight minutes to wow the crowd. A selection of poets, publishers and wild-card guests demonstrate their tricks and flairs in the shortest of slots. After…

Blossom Rebels: Topic Exchange

Monday 24 February 2020, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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Blossom Rebels is a modern support group for sober rebels. We embrace a forward-thinking, positive outlook and believe an alcohol free lifestyle can be richly rewarding.…

Taqasim Oud Club

Monday 24 February 2020, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

The Taqasim Oud Club is an open-mic poetry and music event where amateurs and professionals are invited to share their material with fellow Taqasim Music…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 25 February 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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…

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

Wednesday 26 February 2020, 6:30 pm8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 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…

Pen-Ting Poetry

Wednesday 26 February 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Headliners – Amina Jama (A Warning To The House That Holds Me) published on Flipped Eye Olivia Douglass – founder of Slow Grounds (literary arts…

Exhibition celebration: What the Dickens?

Thursday 27 February 2020, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Meet the artist at a free celebration of our latest Café exhibition… Please join us at The Poetry Café on 27 February to celebrate the…

Beginners Modern Calligraphy Pointed Nib Evening Workshop

Thursday 27 February 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…

The Whole Story

Friday 28 February 2020, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

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…

1-1 feedback on your poems with Mab Jones, Cardiff SOLD OUT

Saturday 29 February 2020, 11:00 am5:15 pm Cost: £50

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

#TooOld – The Play

Saturday 29 February 2020, 1:00 pm2:15 pm

My Lucky Mojo presents a dark comedy entitled #TooOld written, directed and produced by Fleur Howle opening at The Old Red Lion, Islington on the…

The Queer Shuffle

Saturday 29 February 2020, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Gale Burns, Chris Beckett & Selina Rodrigues present The Fabulous QUEER SHUFFLE!! starring Maureen Duffy, Keith Jarrett, Richard Scott, Greg Woods, Martha Sprackland & Max…

March 2020

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

Sunday 1 March 2020, 12:00 pmTuesday 31 March 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…

Judy Brown

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

Sunday 1 March 2020, 12:00 pmTuesday 31 March 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…

Blossom Rebels: Topic Exchange

Monday 2 March 2020, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Blossom Rebels is a modern support group for sober rebels. We embrace a forward-thinking, positive outlook and believe an alcohol free lifestyle can be richly rewarding.…

The Oscars Film Festival Screening of JUDY (2019).

Monday 2 March 2020, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

JUDY (2019). Showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London for a sold-out run and a whirlwind romance in 1969. Her voice has weakened —…

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

Tuesday 3 March 2020, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 3 March 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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…

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Stanza Bonanza: showcase for poets from Barnes, Chiswick and Clapham

Wednesday 4 March 2020, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

The Poetry Society presents a lovely evening of poetry from two of its Stanzas – poets from Barnes & Chiswick, and Clapham Stanzas. Free, no…

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 5 March 2020, 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday 3 December 2020

Poetry @ 3 is first Thursday of the month, an open mic for poets who like to come out and play during the day. Hosted…

ROOTS

Thursday 5 March 2020, 8:00 pm9:00 pm

ROOTS is a solo performance, written and performed by Elisabeth Flett (viola, voice, spoken word) ROOTS A new solo performance about loss, language and cultural…

She Grrrowls

Friday 6 March 2020, 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 indefinitely

She Grrrowls is a feminist arts night focussed on showcasing women and non-binary people in poetry and spoken word. The show consists of features acts,…

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

Saturday 7 March 2020, 10:00 am1:00 pm Cost: £50

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find more information on Alison, and future dates This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one…

artBLAB

Saturday 7 March 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Four artists. Four talks. One evening not to miss. Come and listen to four artists talking about art and its whereabouts – from up-and-coming young…

Judy Brown

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

Monday 9 March 2020, 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 Judy Brown, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of…

Blossom Rebels: Topic Exchange

Monday 9 March 2020, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Blossom Rebels is a modern support group for sober rebels. We embrace a forward-thinking, positive outlook and believe an alcohol free lifestyle can be richly rewarding.…

Launch of ‘Letters Home’ by Jennifer Wong

Monday 9 March 2020, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Join Jennifer Wong, Mary Jean Chan and Nina Mingya Powles at the Poetry Cafe for the launch of Jennifer’s new collection of poems Letters Home.…

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

Tuesday 10 March 2020, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 10 March 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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…

Dempsey & Windle Spring Showcase

Wednesday 11 March 2020, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Six poets whose collections have recently been published by Dempsey & Windle will be read ing from their books and there is an open mic.…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 12 March 2020, 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

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 March 2020, 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

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…

Platform 1

Saturday 14 March 2020, 8:00 am5:00 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…

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

Saturday 14 March 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 14 March 2020, 10:15 am2:00 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…

Culture Matters Presents, Witches, Warriors, Workers: An anthology of contemporary working women’s poetry. The London Launch.

Saturday 14 March 2020, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

This is the London launch for Culture Matters’ new anthology of contemporary women’s poetry. Co-editor Fran Lock will host a series of readings from contributors,…

Blossom Rebels: Topic Exchange

Monday 16 March 2020, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Blossom Rebels is a modern support group for sober rebels. We embrace a forward-thinking, positive outlook and believe an alcohol free lifestyle can be richly rewarding.…

The Oscars Film Festival Screening of JOKER (2019).

Monday 16 March 2020, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

  JOKER (2019) the Oscar-winning cello score by Hildur Guðnadóttir — mournful, dark, fractured — tells the story in this utterly compelling film. Gotham City…

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

Tuesday 17 March 2020, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 17 March 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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…

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

Wednesday 18 March 2020, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

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

Magma Poetry Competition: Winners Announced!

Wednesday 18 March 2020, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

This event is to announce the winners of the Magma Poetry Competition, which was judged by Caroline Bird and Magma Editors. The event will feature…

Patrician Press – launch of Northern Alchemy by Christine De Luca

Thursday 19 March 2020, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Patrician Press will present an evening of poetry from three of their poets: Philip Terry, M W Bewick and Christine De Luca’s new bi-lingual (Shetlandic-English)…

The Oscars Film Festival Screening of ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD (2019).

Friday 20 March 2020, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD (2019). Quentin Tarantino is driven by cultural nostalgia for the classic age of Hollywood movies and the event that ended…

Alyson Hallett

1-1 Poetry Surgery with Alyson Hallett, Bath

Saturday 21 March 2020, 1:30 pm4:30 pm Cost: £55

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 analysis of…

Against the Grain Double Launch Party

Saturday 21 March 2020, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Against the Grain Press is delighted to launch Olga Dermott-Bond’s apple, fallen and Denise Bundred’s Litany of the Cardiologist. Readings by poets and their guests.…

Poets vs Sexual Harassment

Monday 23 March 2020, 6:30 pm11:00 pm

Poets Versus is a literary platform for emerging and established poets tackling social injustice and promoting equality. Each round will address a specific social issue:…

Blossom Rebels: Topic Exchange

Monday 23 March 2020, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Blossom Rebels is a modern support group for sober rebels. We embrace a forward-thinking, positive outlook and believe an alcohol free lifestyle can be richly rewarding.…

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

Tuesday 24 March 2020, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 24 March 2020, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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…

Beginners Modern Calligraphy Nib Workshop

Wednesday 25 March 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…

Pen-Ting Poetry

Wednesday 25 March 2020, 6:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm 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…

Zen Poetry

Thursday 26 March 2020, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Please join us for a sharing of Zen poetry both old and new, featuring founder, Julian Daizan Skinner and others from the Zenways yoga and…

The Whole Story

Friday 27 March 2020, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

A new poetry, prose and music night run by Rachel Piercey and Will Pittam, on the fourth Friday of the month. 27 March, 7 for…

The Shuffle

Saturday 28 March 2020, 7:30 pm9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm 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.  …

Blossom Rebels: Topic Exchange

Monday 30 March 2020, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Blossom Rebels is a modern support group for sober rebels. We embrace a forward-thinking, positive outlook and believe an alcohol free lifestyle can be richly rewarding.…

Taqasim Oud Club

Monday 30 March 2020, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

The Taqasim Oud Club is an open-mic poetry and music event where amateurs and professionals are invited to share their material with fellow Taqasim Music…

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

Tuesday 31 March 2020, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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…

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…

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 2 April 2020, 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday 3 December 2020

Poetry @ 3 is first Thursday of the month, an open mic for poets who like to come out and play during the day. Hosted…

Judy Brown

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

Monday 6 April 2020, 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 Judy Brown, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of…

Blossom Rebels: Topic Exchange

Monday 6 April 2020, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Blossom Rebels is a modern support group for sober rebels. We embrace a forward-thinking, positive outlook and believe an alcohol free lifestyle can be richly rewarding.…

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 6:00pm 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…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 9 April 2020, 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

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 April 2020, 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

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 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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

June 2020

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

Monday 1 June 2020, 12:00 pmTuesday 30 June 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 JUNE 2020.…

July 2020

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

Wednesday 1 July 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 John Glenday, wherever you live, during JULY 2020.…

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