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2018

Tue, 25 Sep
2:30 pm
finishes at 4:30 pm

Poetry Appreciation

Reading
At Ripley Arts Centre [Bromley] see map
Part of a series: Shortlands Poetry Circle

Visitors £2 + 50p refreshments

Come and join the Shortlands Poetry Circle for the pleasure of poetry (bring 2 poems to read, but not your own, 1 must be short) and a long chat over tea and biscuits... Today: Poems by Helen Dunmore, Alice Oswald & Pascale Petit more
all present

Fri, 28 Sep
7:30 pm

Words the Turtle Taught Me

Reading
At Alice Cross Centre [Teignmouth]

£6

Susan Richardson - poems and talk, with images, from her residency with the Marine Conservation Society. Support from Sue Proffitt and Jennie Osborne. more
Susan Richardson, Sue Proffitt, Jennie Osborne

Sat, 6 Oct
7:30 pm

Bright Scarf

Reading
At Poetry Café (Covent Garden) [London (West Central)] see map

£5 (£3 Poetry Soc members)

Saturday evening in Covent Garden with the peerless Peter Pegnall's bright scarf group: a lively mix of poets and audience, with food and drink available. Worth the trip to meet a good poetic crowd. more
Peter Pegnall, Rosie Johnston, Dominic James, Quentin Cowdry

Tue, 9 Oct
2:30 pm
finishes at 4:30 pm

Poetry Appreciation

Reading
At Ripley Arts Centre [Bromley] see map
Part of a series: Shortlands Poetry Circle

Visitors £2 + 50p refreshments

Come and join the Shortlands Poetry Circle for the pleasure of poetry (bring 1 poems to read - this time it can be your own) and a long chat over tea and biscuits... Today: Writers' Portfolio presentation. Poems by our Writers' Group Members, plus 1 from others present. The Writers will provide a buffet. more
Isabel Bermudez, Jennie Milnes, Christine Pope, Janet Ryan, Anne Stewart, Nola Turner

Tue, 9 Oct
7:30 pm

Songs for the Unsung

Reading
At The Bath Hotel [Bath]

Grey Hen Press: A South Yorks launch reading from Songs for the Unsung

7:30 to 9:30pm
at Writers in the Bath, The Bath Hotel, 66 Victoria St, Sheffield S3 7QL.

more
Joy Howard, Jane Monach, Kate Rutter, Josie Walsh

Tue, 16 Oct
2:30 pm

Songs for the Unsung

Reading
At The Friends Meeting House [Swansea]

Grey Hen Press: A Welsh launch reading from Songs for the Unsung

2:30 - 4pm, The Friends Meeting House, Page St, Swansea SA1 4EZ.

more
R V Bailey, Ann Drysdale, Stevie Krayer

Tue, 16 Oct
8:00 pm
finishes at 10:00 pm

Stanza

Other
At Two Doves [Bromley] see map
Part of a series: Stanza (KNW)

Free but please buy drinks at the bar...

Celebrating National Poetry Day.

Readings by regular members of the Stanza group and 'open mic' (1 or 2 reasonable-length poems) from others present.

Stanza Rep:  Anne Stewart more
Stanza Members, You?

Sat, 20 Oct
7:30 pm

October Reading

Reading with Open Mic
At St John's Church [London (North)] see map
Part of a series: Poetry in Palmers Green

£5 (£3.50 concessions)

Our biannual event for this autumn: 6.45pm (for 7.15 pm).

We have a great line-up of poets and we a posting a poem on Facebook by each reader in the run up to this event. See our page at

https://www.facebook.com/PoetryinPalmersGreen/

more
Presenter: Myra Schneider & Katherine Gallagher

Katherine Gallagher, John Greening, Caroline Price, Anne Stewart, Jude Willetts

Tue, 30 Oct
2:30 pm
finishes at 4:30 pm

Poetry Appreciation

Reading
At Ripley Arts Centre [Bromley] see map
Part of a series: Shortlands Poetry Circle

Visitors £2 + 50p refreshments

Come and join the Shortlands Poetry Circle for the pleasure of poetry (bring 2 poems to read, but not your own, 1 must be short) and a long chat over tea and biscuits... Today: Poems by Andrew Marvell, Walter Raleigh and Thomas Traherne. more
all present

Thu, 1 Nov
7:00 pm

Songs for the Unsung

Reading
At Hebden Bridge Library [Hebden Bridge]

Grey Hen Press: A West Yorks launch reading from Songs for the Unsung.

7 - 9pm
at Hebden Bridge Library, Cheetham St, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EP.

more
Julia Deakin, Joy Howard, Char March

Tue, 13 Nov
2:30 pm
finishes at 4:30 pm

Poetry Appreciation

Reading
At Ripley Arts Centre [Bromley] see map
Part of a series: Shortlands Poetry Circle

Visitors £2 + 50p refreshments

Come and join the Shortlands Poetry Circle for the pleasure of poetry (bring 2 poems to read, but not your own, 1 must be short) and a long chat over tea and biscuits... Today's topic: Arrivals & Departures more
all present

Fri, 16 Nov
7:30 pm

Grey Hen Press

Reading
At Poetry Café (Covent Garden) [London (West Central)] see map
readings from Grey Hen Press anthologies, various readers...

more information to follow more
Grey Hen poets...

Tue, 20 Nov
8:00 pm
finishes at 10:00 pm

Stanza

Other
At Two Doves [Bromley] see map
Part of a series: Stanza (KNW)

Free but please buy drinks at the bar...

Our final meeting for this year. Readings, workshopping, discussion and presentations.

Bring discussion topic(s), poems to read (a couple, recent successes welcome!) and poems to workshop (one, but you can bring a second in case there's time to go round again).

Stanza Rep:  Anne Stewart more
Stanza Members, You?

Tue, 27 Nov
2:30 pm
finishes at 4:30 pm

Poetry Appreciation

Reading
At Ripley Arts Centre [Bromley] see map
Part of a series: Shortlands Poetry Circle

Visitors £2 + 50p refreshments

Come and join the Shortlands Poetry Circle for the pleasure of poetry (bring 2 poems to read, but not your own, 1 must be short) and a long chat over tea and biscuits... Today: Poems by Michael Longley, Sean O'Brien and Robin Robertson. more
all present

Tue, 11 Dec
2:30 pm
finishes at 4:30 pm

Poetry Appreciation

Reading
At Ripley Arts Centre [Bromley] see map
Part of a series: Shortlands Poetry Circle

Visitors £2 + 50p refreshments

Come and join the Shortlands Poetry Circle for the pleasure of poetry (bring 2 poems to read, but not your own, 1 must be short) and a long chat over tea and biscuits... Today's Topic: Baubles, Bangles and Beads more
all present