Forthcoming Events

The next Poets’ Café is on Friday 13th March at South Street Arts Centre

Our guest is:

Anna Saunders is the author of Communion, (Wild Conversations Press), Struck, (Pindrop Press) Kissing the She Bear, (Wild Conversations Press), Burne Jones and the Fox (Indigo Dreams) Ghosting for Beginners (Indigo Dreams), and the forthcoming Feverfew (Indigo Dreams) described by Penny Shuttle as ‘A beautiful and necessary collection’ and by Ben Ray as ‘rich with obsession, sensuousness and potency.’ She has been described as ‘a poet who surely can do anything’ by The North, ‘a poet of quite remarkable gifts’ by Bernard O’Donoghue and ‘a modern myth maker’ by Paul Stephenson. Anna is the CEO and founder of Cheltenham Poetry Festival.

Your host for the evening will be:

Becci Louise is a poet, performer and novelist living in Reading. Her poetry has been published in the Dawn Treader, Cannon and Aesthetica Magazine and performed all over the country, including London, Edinburgh and Canterbury. Becci’s first full-length collection of poetry, ‘Octopus Medicine’, was published by Two Rivers Press in 2017.

Becci is currently working on her first young adult novel.


The next Poets’ Café will be on 10th April 2020.

The dates for 2020 are: 10th January, 14th February, 13th March. 10th April, 8th May, 12th June, 10th July, 14th August, 11th September, 9th October, 13th November, 11th December.

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Doors open at 8.00 pm. Entry costs £5 and £4 for concessions.

The evening is scheduled to end at 10.30 pm.

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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.

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

Become a friend of Two Rivers Press – Two Rivers Press has been publishing beautifully-designed books, and celebrating the poetry, art and culture of Reading for 25 years. They would love you to support their continuing endeavours by becoming a Friend of the Press. For a one-off payment of £30 you will get a generous 20% discount on the books and an irregular newsletter to keep you up to date with what’s new and exciting, together with the warm glow that comes with knowing that you are supporting local creative industry of course! More information at

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 More information at