Forthcoming Events

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS, WE ARE UNABLE TO HOLD THIS EVENT AT OUR USUAL VENUE, SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, SO ARE GOING ONLINE!

The next Poets’ Café will take place on:

Friday 14th August 2020

from 8.00 pm, with poetry starting at 8.15 pm.

To book a one page, one poem, open mic slot, please email info@clairedyer.com and you will be sent a link to a Zoom event which you can access on the night.

 

Poets’ Café is organised and hosted by The Poetry Society’s Reading Stanza

 

August is our Covers’ Night

Please bring along one or two of your favourite poems by a poet or poets you admire and be prepared to read and tell us why they appeal to you.

Your host for the evening will be:

Damon Young has been published in a variety of journals, is a winner of the Alzheimer’s Society Poetry Prize, has been commended in the Prole Laureate Prize, long-listed for the Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year and short-listed for The Robert Graves Poetry Prize, The Wells Festival of Literature Poetry Prize, The Brian Dempsey Memorial Prize and the Welshpool Poetry Prize. 

He helps to run the Reading Stanza of the Poetry Society and Poets’ Café.

His first pamphlet ‘Family Room’ will be published by Dempsey and Windle in September.

The following Poets’ Café will be on 11th September 2020.

The dates for 2020 are: 10th January, 14th February, 13th March. 10th April, 8th May, 19th June, 10th July, 14th August, 11th September, 9th October, 13th November, 11th December.

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If held at South Street Arts Centre, doors open at 8.00 pm. Entry costs £5 and £4 for concessions.

The evening is scheduled to end at 10.30 pm.

Click here for tickets – tickets currently n/a

Photographs of the event may be taken for use on social media.

If you are interested in joining our Stanza, please let me know. More details can be found here.

To join our mailing list, you can do so here. You will received approximately 2 emails per month and can unsubscribe at any time. Our privacy policy can be found on the Poets’ Cafe page on this site.

Poets’ Cafe is thrilled to be based in the same town as Two Rivers Press:

E-books – to download a pdf e-book of your favourite poet/s work, please see HERE .

Poet of the Week – please see here for this feature.

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RiversSide – a new online gallery from Two Rivers Press – Two Rivers Press invites contributions to their new online gallery – RiversSide –  which features poems, artworks, photography and short prose. RiversSide publishes works about Reading or by creators who live in Reading. To submit a work for consideration please email anne@tworiverspress.com. More information at https://tworiverspress.com/riversside/