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October 2019

1-1 feedback on your poems with John Glenday, via Skype SOLD OUT

Tuesday 1 October 2019, 12:00 pmThursday 31 October 2019, 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…

Judy Brown

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

Tuesday 1 October 2019, 12:00 pmThursday 31 October 2019, 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…

Judy Brown

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

Monday 14 October 2019, 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…

Launch of ‘A Man’s House Catches Fire’ by Tom Sastry

Monday 14 October 2019, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Join Tom Sastry, Caleb Parkin and Abegail Morley at the Poetry Cafe for the launch of Tom’s debut collection A Man’s House catches Fire What…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 15 October 2019, 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…

Letters

Wednesday 16 October 2019, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
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One event on Friday 18 October 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on Saturday 19 October 2019 at 7:30pm

Letters is a play about, well, letters. Mary and Josh are close friends, but one lives in Argentina and other in London. To keep the…

The Verse Club

Thursday 17 October 2019, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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One event on Thursday 3 October 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Thursday 17 October 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Friday 1 November 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Thursday 14 November 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Friday 29 November 2019 at 6:00pm

The verse club is a project that aims to empower young voices to create and showcase their work through workshops and poetry nights.

Green Bottle Press

Thursday 17 October 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Green Bottle Press is launching three pamphlets this year: The Waney Edge by Chloe Balcomb, Elements of Water by Caroline Davies and Holding Distance by…

Rebecca Goss, photo credit Lucy Carter

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

Friday 18 October 2019, 11:15 am5:45 pm Cost: £70

Photo credit Lucy Carter This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Rebecca Goss. Rebecca runs…

Scoop Make Your Own Magazine Workshop

Monday 21 October 2019, 11:00 am12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, happening 5 times

Join the Scoop team as we explore everything that goes into the creation of a magazine whilst making your very own. As you fill your…

Dempsey & Windle Autumn Showcase 2019

Monday 21 October 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

There will be readings by seven poets recently published by Dempsey & Windle, whose books can be bought and signed at the event. There will…

Scoop Make Your Own Magazine Workshop

Tuesday 22 October 2019, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, happening 5 times

Join the Scoop team as we explore everything that goes into the creation of a magazine whilst making your very own. As you fill your…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 22 October 2019, 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…

Scoop Make Your Own Magazine Workshop

Wednesday 23 October 2019, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, happening 5 times

Join the Scoop team as we explore everything that goes into the creation of a magazine whilst making your very own. As you fill your…

Three Voyaging Poets

Wednesday 23 October 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Readers: Kavita A. Jindal, Isabel Bermudez, Róisín Tierney. Join us for poetry, synergy and chat and to enjoy the haunting echoes among three very different…

Scoop Make Your Own Magazine Workshop

Thursday 24 October 2019, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, happening 5 times

Join the Scoop team as we explore everything that goes into the creation of a magazine whilst making your very own. As you fill your…

Book Event :: stories for my sister

Thursday 24 October 2019, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

This is a casual gathering for Elizabeth Duvivier to talk about her novel, stories for my sister. She will be joined by Clare Barry and…

Scoop Make Your Own Magazine Workshop

Friday 25 October 2019, 8:00 am5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, happening 5 times

Join the Scoop team as we explore everything that goes into the creation of a magazine whilst making your very own. As you fill your…

Fourth Friday

Friday 25 October 2019, 8:00 pm10:00 pm

Fourth Friday is a poetry and music event held at the Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden. It takes place at 8pm on the fourth (not necessarily…

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

Saturday 26 October 2019, 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…

Working With The Inner Critic: Poetry Therapy Workshop

Saturday 26 October 2019, 12:00 pm5:00 pm

“The inner critic isn’t an enemy” – Yong Kang Chan Sometimes we can take the view that the inner critic – the critical voice inside…

Alyson Hallett

1-1 feedback on your poems with Alyson Hallett, Bath

Saturday 26 October 2019, 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…

The Autumn Shuffle

Saturday 26 October 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Gale Burns and Chris Beckett are proud to present   Mimi Khalvati, with her new book, Deryn Rees-Jones, poet and editor of Pavilion Poetry  …

Taqasim Oud Club

Monday 28 October 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

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 29 October 2019, 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…

Craft of Poetry for refugees and migrants

Wednesday 30 October 2019, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday 20 November 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Wednesday 18 December 2019 at 6:00pm

Monthly craft of poetry session for post beginners with a refugee or migrant background. 18 + only.  

Natural & Organic Beauty Conversations

Wednesday 30 October 2019, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Thinking of making the switch to an organic beauty regime?   Join Blomma Beauty and an expert panel for  an intimate evening of discussion about…

November 2019

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

Friday 1 November 2019, 12:00 pmSaturday 30 November 2019, 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…

Judy Brown

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

Friday 1 November 2019, 12:00 pmSaturday 30 November 2019, 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…

The Verse Club

Friday 1 November 2019, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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One event on Thursday 3 October 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Thursday 17 October 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Friday 1 November 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Thursday 14 November 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Friday 29 November 2019 at 6:00pm

The verse club is a project that aims to empower young voices to create and showcase their work through workshops and poetry nights.

She Grrrowls

Friday 1 November 2019, 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 Sunday 22 December 2019

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

Marking Queer Desire: Bookmark Making Workshop

Saturday 2 November 2019, 2:00 pm5:00 pm Cost: £27 – £33

Get your creative juices flowing in this lino print bookmark making workshop. In conjunction with queer poetry inspired Poetry Cafe exhibition To Whom The Flesh…

Roz Goddard

1-1 Poetry Surgery with Roz Goddard, Birmingham

Saturday 2 November 2019, 2:30 pm5:00 pm Cost: £55

Roz runs one-hour sessions in a lovely room at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 11 Park Road, Moseley, B13 8AB. Easy to get to and, if it’s…

Exiled Writers – Magellan: Life and Destiny along the Spice Route

Monday 4 November 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

  An evening dedicated to exploring how one’s own fate may be surprisingly different from one’s own personal expectations and hopes. ‘Magellan’ is an original…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 5 November 2019, 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 6 November 2019, 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. Carefully structured, our beginners workshop…

Book Launch: Fran Lock’s Contains Mild Peril

Wednesday 6 November 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Join Fran Lock and guests for the launch of her latest poetry collection, Contains Mild Peril. Contains Mild Peril is a book permeated by anxiety,…

Poetry @ 3 

Thursday 7 November 2019, 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 at the beautifully air-conditioned Poetry Cafe – an open mic for poets who like to come…

Burning Eye Presents…

Thursday 7 November 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Burning Eye Presents an intimate soft spoken poetry night, featuring poets such as Rebecca Tantony, Carmina Masoliver, Keith Jarrett and Nadia Malik. It will be…

Farrago

Friday 8 November 2019, 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 9 November 2019, 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

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 poetry with Judy Brown, London

Monday 11 November 2019, 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…

Book Launch for A Second Whisper and Jim Neat

Monday 11 November 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Join Mary J. Oliver and Lynne Hjelmgaard as they celebrate the publication of their new books Jim Neat: The Case of a Young Man Down…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 12 November 2019, 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…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 14 November 2019, 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…

Launch of Love’s Cold Returning: John Clare’s 1841 Odyssey from Essex to Northamptonshire by Ellis Hall and Bridget Somekh.

Friday 15 November 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

An introduction and welcome by John Gallas will outline the scope of the book: — An exploration in verse, prose and images of the world…

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

Saturday 16 November 2019, 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…

1-1 feedback on your poems with Jonathan Edwards, Newport SOLD OUT

Saturday 16 November 2019, 1:15 pm4:45 pm Cost: £50

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about Jonathan and future sessions This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one…

artBLAB

Saturday 16 November 2019, 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…

Blue Black Permanent screening with an introduction by So Mayer

Monday 18 November 2019, 7:00 pm9:30 pm Cost: £4 – £5

The Poetry Society is delighted to present a screening of Margaret Tait‘s haunting film Blue Black Permanent (1992), which was the first Scottish feature film…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 19 November 2019, 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…

Craft of Poetry for refugees and migrants

Wednesday 20 November 2019, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday 20 November 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on Wednesday 18 December 2019 at 6:00pm

Monthly craft of poetry session for post beginners with a refugee or migrant background. 18 + only.  

Book launch: Jonny Hannah illustrates A Confederacy of Dunces

Wednesday 20 November 2019, 6:30 pm9:00 pm

Please join us for the book launch of the new Folio Society edition of John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces with illustrations by Jonny…

Green Bottle Press book launch

Thursday 21 November 2019, 7:30 pm10:30 pm

Green Bottle Press is launching a collaboration between two friends, the poet Julian Stannard and the artist and novelist Roma Tearne. Julian’s poems and Roma’s…

Fourth Friday

Friday 22 November 2019, 8:00 pm10:00 pm

November 22nd: blues, skiffle, original songs  with City Ramblers Revival; poetry – Dinah Livingstone and John Wheeler, voices from the floor … farewell then we’re oFF…

Yiddish Open Mic Café

Saturday 23 November 2019, 3:00 pm6:00 pm

A first for London, the Yiddish Open Mic Café welcomes short contributions in Yiddish from individuals or groups. Poetry, song, theatre pieces, sketches are all…

Taqasim Oud Club

Monday 25 November 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

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 26 November 2019, 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…

THE DUNES

Thursday 28 November 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

The Dunes is a collaboration between poet Robert Minhinnick & artist Dan Llywelyn Hall, inspired by the Merthyr Mawr sand dunes in South Wales. The…

Launch for “Contemporary Gothic Verse” and “Requiem”

Friday 29 November 2019, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Join The Emma Press for an evening of readings to celebrate the launch of their newest poetry anthology and pamphlet: “The Emma Press Anthology of…

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

Saturday 30 November 2019, 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…

December 2019

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

Sunday 1 December 2019, 12:00 pmFriday 20 December 2019, 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…

Judy Brown

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

Monday 2 December 2019, 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…

Judy Brown

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

Monday 2 December 2019, 12:00 pmFriday 20 December 2019, 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 3 December 2019, 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…

Poetry @ 3 

Thursday 5 December 2019, 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 at the beautifully air-conditioned Poetry Cafe – an open mic for poets who like to come…

She Grrrowls

Friday 6 December 2019, 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 Sunday 22 December 2019

She Grrrowls is a feminist arts night focused 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 Jonathan Edwards, Newport SOLD OUT

Saturday 7 December 2019, 9:30 am5:30 pm Cost: £50

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about Jonathan and future sessions This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one…

Raymond Antrobus & Carlos Andrés Gómez: U.K. Book Launch of Hijito

Saturday 7 December 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Join award-winning poets Raymond Antrobus (The Perseverence) and Carlos Andrés Gómez for a one night only event to celebrate the release of Gómez’s new poetry…

Poetry Unplugged.

Tuesday 10 December 2019, 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…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 12 December 2019, 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 December 2019, 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…

February 2020

Free Verse Poetry Book & Magazine Fair

Saturday 22 February 2020

Make a note in your calendars now for the next Free Verse Poetry Book & Magazine Fair! Free Verse regulars will notice The Poetry Society…

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