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 generally 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 are excited to announce an In Person event in Plantation Gardens in August and on the 10th October at the Maddermarket in Norwich: details are in the Programme and will be promoted in the Newsletter and Social Media. Zoom events will continue in other months.

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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

Saturday 13th August In Person Open Mic

Our first In Person Event will be in the Plantation Gardens Norwich from 2pm to 3.30pm on 13th August . Sign up on the day for an Open Mic [one poem please] and tell us about your poetry news - events / publications. Please donate as you come in at the gate minimum £2...

12th September 2022 Moniza Alvi and Ramona Herdman

Events begin at 7.30pm on Zoom. Please book tickets through the Eventbrite link on our Home Page 10 days before the date.   Moniza Alvi was born in Pakistan and  grew up in Hertfordshire. Her first collection The Country at My Shoulder (Oxford University Press,...