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November 2017
John Glenday

Feedback on your poems with John Glenday SOLD OUT

Wednesday 1 November 2017, 12:00 pmThursday 30 November 2017, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT: Find future dates, and more about John Glenday and Poetry Surgery This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry…

Overcoming Adversity: A Poetry Therapy Workshop

Friday 24 November 2017, 11:30 am4:30 pm

“There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance…

I am not what I asked for: Jorie Graham at Keats House with Sarah Howe

Friday 24 November 2017, 7:00 pm9:00 pm Cost: £9 - £12

The Poetry Society is delighted to host a special event in collaboration with Carcanet Press with Pulitzer-Prize winning American poet Jorie Graham.  Jorie will read…

Fourth Friday

Friday 24 November 2017, 8:00 pm10:00 pm

Fourth Friday hosted by Hylda Sims. Music: Balabustah (Klezmer & more) Poetry: Ruth O’Callaghan, Angelena Demaria,  Gillian Henchley & voices from the floor.  

Heidi Williamson

Feedback on your poetry from Heidi Williamson SOLD OUT

Saturday 25 November 2017, 10:00 am5:30 pm Cost: £60

THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT Find out more about Heidi and Poetry Surgery, and future dates INCLUDING SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER 2017 This is a wonderful…

D&W Pre-Christmas Launch Party

Saturday 25 November 2017, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Dempsey & Windle Publishing are showcasing six of their poets and their collections, in an exciting event hosted by Dónall Dempsey. This will be a…

Candlestick Press Christmas Launch

Monday 27 November 2017, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

The London launch of Candlestick Press’s four new Christmas poetry titles (Christmas Garland, Christmas Crackers, Fourteen Festive Sonnets and Christmas Stocking). The evening will feature…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 28 November 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

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…

Jill Abram presents Stablemates

Thursday 30 November 2017, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Sean O’Brien is the most prize-winning poet of his generation – the only one to have won the Forward Prize three times and the first…

December 2017

Writing, Coffee and Conversation

Friday 1 December 2017, 1:30 pm5:00 pm

Writing, Coffee and Conversation We are a friendly group interested in connecting and tapping into our creativity to discover more about ourselves through poetry, self-reflective…

Word Projections

Saturday 2 December 2017, 2:30 pm4:30 pm

A two-hour screening featuring three films. ‘Limbo’ (2017) by Sandra Cross is the first part of a film-journal written over a period of ten years…

Dream catcher craft and journaling workshop

Saturday 2 December 2017, 2:30 pm5:00 pm

During this workshop you’ll learn the history of dreamcatchers and will make your very own to take home. Set and sew seeds of intention for…

The Cellar Door Hafla

Saturday 2 December 2017, 7:30 pm11:00 pm

Curious Verses hafla: a night of tribal fusion bellydance Serpentine, sanguine or just plain sassy, a night of bellydance is always full of surprises. Join…

Exiled Lit Cafe: The Absurd

Monday 4 December 2017, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Embrace the absurd condition of human existence (Camus)   Music by award-winning Romanian singer-songwriter Monooka with guitar The Myth of Sisyphus Aviva Dautch teaches at…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 5 December 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

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…

Launch of The Rainmaker’s Wife, by Kathleen Jones and Sticks and Stones by Shirley Wright, both collections published by Indigo Dreams.

Wednesday 6 December 2017, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Kathleen Jones and Shirley Wright will be launching their new poetry collections, published this autumn by Indigo Dreams.  The Rainmaker’s Wife is Kathleen Jones’ fourth…

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 7 December 2017, 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.…

The Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree lighting up ceremony

Thursday 7 December 2017, 5:45 pm7:30 pm

Thursday 7 December 2017, 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm It’s that time of year again! In one of London’s favourite traditions, The Poetry Society and the Royal Norwegian Embassy are once…

The Water-Watcher’s Tale

Thursday 7 December 2017, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

The Water-Watcher’s Tale:  Summoned to sentinel the shingle beach, the Water-Watcher sees mysteries of birds & people, shore & sea. Discover giants & spit sprites, alchemy &…

Dream catcher craft and journaling workshop

Thursday 7 December 2017, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

During this workshop you’ll learn the history of dreamcatchers and will make your very own to take home. Set and sew seeds of intention for…

Poetry Book Society Winter Launch

Friday 8 December 2017, 7:00 pm10:00 pm Cost: £5 - £7

The Poetry Society is delighted to join forces with the Poetry Book Society to celebrate the PBS Winter Selections.  Join us to launch a special…

Dream catcher craft and journaling workshop

Saturday 9 December 2017, 2:30 pm5:00 pm

During this workshop you’ll learn the history of dreamcatchers and will make your very own to take home. Set and sew seeds of intention for…

Platform 1

Saturday 9 December 2017, 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Platform 1 is an opportunity for up and coming poets to perform alongside established acts. This month a musical special featuring the irrepressible Gibraltan poet…

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Exhibition Launch: Headbooks!

Monday 11 December 2017, 7:00 pm9:30 pm

11 December 2017 to 3 February 2018 Sidekick Books presents Headbooks!, a winter exhibition of visual poems from the first two titles in the wildly…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 12 December 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

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…

Dream catcher craft and journaling workshop

Thursday 14 December 2017, 7:30 pm9:30 pm

During this workshop you’ll learn the history of dreamcatchers and will make your very own to take home. Set and sew seeds of intention for…

Survivors Poetry

Thursday 14 December 2017, 8:00 pm10:30 pm

Survivors Poetry presents their monthly event around well-being with people willing to share their experiences about coming back from mental troubles. This month The legendary…

Heidi Williamson

Feedback on your poems from Heidi Williamson (Skype)

Saturday 16 December 2017, 10:00 am5:30 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…

Poetry Unplugged

Tuesday 19 December 2017, 7:30 pm10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 19 December 2017

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…

Christmas Closure

Saturday 23 December 2017Sunday 7 January 2018

The Poetry Café will be closed from the 23rd of December till the 7th of January. We are looking forward to seeing you again on…

January 2018

Poetry @ 3

Thursday 4 January 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.…

John Glenday

Feedback on your poems via Skype – with John Glenday SOLD OUT

Monday 15 January 2018, 12:00 pmWednesday 31 January 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…

Katrina Naomi

Feedback on your poems with Katrina Naomi (Penzance or Skype)

Monday 15 January 2018, 3:00 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…

February 2018
John Glenday

Feedback on your poems via Skype – with John Glenday SOLD OUT

Thursday 1 February 2018, 12:00 pmWednesday 28 February 2018, 9:00 pm Cost: £60

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

Helen May Williams

Advice on your poems-in-progress from Helen May Williams, Swansea SOLD OUT

Saturday 10 February 2018, 2:00 pm5:00 pm Cost: £30

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* Find out more about Helen and Poetry Surgery A one-hour 1-1 session with poet and tutor Helen May Williams: a…

March 2018
John Glenday

Feedback on your poetry via Skype – with John Glenday

Thursday 1 March 2018, 12:00 pmSaturday 31 March 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. John runs one-hour…

April 2018
John Glenday

Feedback on your poems via Skype – with John Glenday

Sunday 1 April 2018, 12:00 pmMonday 30 April 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. John runs one-hour…

May 2018
John Glenday

Feedback on your poems via Skype – with John Glenday

Tuesday 1 May 2018, 12:00 pmThursday 31 May 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. John runs one-hour…

June 2018
John Glenday

Feedback on your poetry with John Glenday – via 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 with poet and tutor John Glenday, wherever you live. John runs one-hour…

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