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2016

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

Elizabethan poets

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

Visitors £2 + 50p refreshments

Come and join us 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 Elizabethan poets and earlier. more
all those present

Sun, 2 Oct
2:00 pm

Extraordinary Forms

Reading
At The Harris Library [Preston]

1 - 3:30pm, The Harris Library, Market Square, Preston, PR1 2PP

North West launch of the new Grey Hen Press anthology Extraordinary Forms: some wonders of the natural world 

This reading will be part of the National Fun Palaces events programme ‘Everyone an artist, everyone a scientist’

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Julia Deakin, Rosemary Doman, Joy Howard, Char March, Frances Nagle, Hannah Stone

Tue, 4 Oct
1:00 pm

Music/Reading

Reading & Music
At St Lawrence Jewry Church [London (East Central)]

Free, donations welcome

First of Four events on Tuesdays in October. Composer David Loxley-Blount premiers his composition DuoSet, four pieces for organ and solo instrument, inspired by four poems from a series "Saying it with Flowers" written by Peter Phillips. Each will be about 10 minutes and highlight a different poem/composition. Today, Snowdrops and Violin.

1:00-1:45pm St Lawrence Jewry Church, Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AA
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Peter Phillips

Thu, 6 Oct
12:30 pm

Extraordinary Forms

Reading
At Glasgow Women's Library [Glasgow]

12:30 - 2pm, Glasgow Women's Library, 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow, G40 1BP.
Scottish launch of Extraordinary Forms: some wonders of the natural world.  The winner of the 2015 Hen Run chapbook competition Hilary Stobbs will also read from her prizewinnng publication Until It Rains. 

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Joy Howard, Mandy Macdonald, Eveline Pye, Hilary Stobbs

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

Loss and Discovery

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

Visitors £2 + 50p refreshments

Come and join us 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: Loss and Discovery. more
all those present

Tue, 18 Oct
7:00 pm
to
Tue, 18 Oct
10:00 pm

Launch of SOUTH Poedtry Magazine 54

Reading
At The Square Tower [Portsmouth]

£3 (readers and Members FREE)

 

SOUTH 54 Launch and Reading at

Lower Hall, The Square Tower,

Broad Street, Portsmouth, Hants PO1 2ND

7.00pm for 7.30pm, Tuesday, 18th October 2016

 

Come and celebrate the launch of SOUTH 54. Meet poets published in this issue

who will read short selections of their poems. There will be an interval for refreshments and the evening will end at 10.00 pm. Charge for non-readers £3.00. No

charge for Foundation members (plus one guest) and readers.

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Tue, 18 Oct
8:00 pm
finishes at 10:00 pm

Stanza

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

Free

National Poetry Day celebration reading
A small friendly group, come and join us...
8pm to 10pm
Stanza Rep: Anne Stewart
Non-members welcome. more

Sun, 23 Oct
6:30 pm

Hungerford Literary Festival

Festival
At The Croft Hall [Hungerford]

£6

Bright Scarf host an evening of poetry at the Croft Hall on the last night of the Hungeford Literary Festival.  With contributions from local poets and the Hall replete with tablecloths, wine and candlelight. Tickets available via organiser's site: http://www.hungerfordbookshop.co.uk/hungerford-literary-festival more
Peter Pegnall, Rosie Johnston, Dominic James, Quentin Cowdry

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

Writers' Portfolio presentation

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

Visitors £2 + 50p refreshments

Come and join us for the pleasure of poetry (bring 1 poem to read, but not your own). Today:  the Writers' group gives a reading and provides a buffet... more
Writers Group & others present

Sat, 29 Oct
3:00 pm

Extraordinary Forms

Reading
At RISC [Reading]

3 - 4:30 pm, RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS

South East launch of the new Grey Hen Press anthology Extraordinary Forms: some wonders of the natural world ...

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Gill Learner, Wendy Klein, Jean Watkins, Christine Webb

Tue, 8 Nov
2:30 pm
finishes at 4:30 pm

Rossetti and Dickinson

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

Visitors £2 + 50p refreshments

Come and join us 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 Christina Rossetti and Emily Dickinson. more
all those present

Thu, 10 Nov
7:00 pm

Extraordinary Forms

Reading
At Queens Books [London (North West)]

7 - 8:30 pm Queens Park Books, 87 Salusbury Road, London, NW6

London launch of the new Grey Hen Press anthology Extraordinary Forms: some wonders of the natural world ... 

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Ann Drysdale, Angela Kirby, Ruth Smith, Anne Stewart

Tue, 15 Nov
8:00 pm
finishes at 10:00 pm

Stanza

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

Free

A small friendly group, come and join us...
8pm to 10pm
Stanza Rep: Anne Stewart
Non-members welcome. more

Tue, 22 Nov
2:30 pm
finishes at 4:30 pm

Leaders and Monarchs

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

Visitors £2 + 50p refreshments

Come and join us 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: Leaders and Monarchs more
all those present

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

Wine, Women and Song!

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

Visitors £2 + 50p refreshments

Come and join us 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: Wine, Women & Song... more
all those present