Live Literature

Open mic slots every month

Some of the best writing

from around the world

New writing

and professional polish


Second 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 generally held online through Zoom but we are now introducing IN PERSON events. 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.

Our event on the 11th December 2023 with Liz Berry and Kostya Tsolakis will be held on Zoom. Please use this Eventbrite link to book a free ticket and reserve an open mic slot:

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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

11th December 2023 Liz Berry and Kostya Tsolakis

This event will take place on Zoom. It will begin at 7.30pm. Please book tickets and an open mic slot through the Eventbrite link which will appear on our Hoe Page around ten days before the date. Liz Berry is an award-winning poet and author of the critically...

11th March 2024: The Cafe Writers Competition Winners

This event will begin at 7.30pm and take place through Zoom. The Competition Winners will read poems and judge Martin Figura will talk about the process of choosing the winners.  Please book tickets through the Eventbrite link which will appear on our Home Page around...