Live Literature

Open mic slots every month

Some of the best writing

from around the world

New writing

and professional polish

Louis Marchesi, 2nd Monday of each month

Café Writers presents to you….monthly readings of poetry and prose of extremely high quality in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.   There are also open mic slots every month so do come along and share something of your own.

Meetings are currently held online through Zoom. Please look at the programme for details. A link enabling you to book tickets and open mic slots via Eventbrite will appear here about ten days before each event. We hope to re-introduce some ‘In Person’ events, alongside continuing Zoom events at some point in 2022 and will provide details on this website and via our email newsletter and social media as soon as they are confirmed.

To join our email list for news of upcoming events, please email:


To register for our event on Zoom on the 7th February with Hannah Lowe and Lewis Buxton,  please use this link:


This will be a free event, but if you would like to send us a donation, you can do so here through the Paypal link:


When you walk into a room with a living, responsive poetry culture in it, you feel it in the air. Like last night @CafeWriters – Zoom-space feeling house-warmed and human

Philip Gross


Forthcoming events

7th February 2022 – Hannah Lowe and Lewis Buxton

Events begin at 7.30pm on Zoom. Please book tickets through the Eventbrite link on our home page 10 days before the date. Hannah Lowe is a poet, memoirist and critic. She was named a Poetry Book Society Next Generation Poet in 2014 and won a Cholmondeley Award from...

11th April 2022 Daniel Sluman and Anne Bailey

Events begin at 7.30pm on Zoom. Please book tickets through the Eventbrite link on our Home Page 10 days before the event. Daniel Sluman is a 34-year-old poet and disability rights activist. He co-edited the first major UK Disability poetry anthology Stairs and...