Programme

We present a wide range of writers performing a variety of styles – poetry, drama, prose – in an atmosphere that is very friendly. We invite both new work and professional polish. There are open mic opportunities at every meeting.

13th December 2021 Caleb Parkin and Cat Woodward

Events begin at 7.30pm on Zoom. Please book tickets through the Eventbrite link on our home page 10 days before the date. Caleb Parkin, Bristol City Poet 2020 - 22, won second prize in the National Poetry Competition 2016, the Winchester Poetry Prize 2017 and other...

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10th January 2022 – Claire Dyer and Wendy Pratt

Events begin at 7.30pm on Zoom. Please book tickets through the Eventbrite link on our home page 10 days before the date. Claire Dyer’s poetry collections are published by Two Rivers Press and she has a new collection forthcoming with them in 2024. Her novels are...

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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...

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14th March 2022 Philip Gross and the Competition Winners

Events begin at 7.30pm on Zoom. Please book tickets through the Eventbrite link on our Home Page 10 days before the event. Philip Gross latest collections are Between The Islands (Bloodaxe, 2020) and Troeon/Turnings (Seren, 2021) with Welsh language poet Cyril Jones....

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11th April 2022 Daniel Sluman – second poet TBC

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...

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Recent events

8th November 2021 – Lorraine Mariner and Hannah Hodgson

Events begin at 7.30pm on Zoom. Please book tickets through the Eventbrite link on our home page 10 days before the date. Lorraine Mariner lives in London and works at the National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre. She has published two collections with Picador,...

13th September 2021 – Jane Commane and Chaucer Cameron

This event will take place through zoom. You can reserve tickets for ten days before the date. Please see Home Page for details. Jane Commane was born in Coventry and lives and works in Warwickshire. Her first full-length collection, Assembly Lines, was published by...