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2019

Tue, 21 May
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 Commonwealth Poets (from UK & Abroad) more
all present

Tue, 21 May
8:00 pm
finishes at 10:00 pm

Stanza

Other
At Shortlands Tavern [Bromley]
Part of a series: Stanza (KNW)

Free but please buy drinks at the bar...

PLEASE NOTE ALTERNATE VENUE (our usual venue is closed for refurbishment)

The Shortlands Tavern, 5 Station Road, Bromley, BR2 0EY, right by Shortlands station.  Some street parking nearby.  Upstairs room, open from 7:30.

Come and join us to share and discuss poetry and /as poetry matters

Please bring all or any of: 2 poems of your own to share in a read-round, recent successes or your favourites most welcome.  1 or 2 poems of your own for feedback. 1 or 2 published poems you admire, that are not your own, for read-round and group discussion.

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Stanza Members, And you?

Fri, 24 May
4:45 pm
to
Sat, 25 May
9:30 pm

Writing Our Selves

Reading with Open Mic
At The Art Workers' Guild [London (West Central)]

free entry

Second Light May Festival featuring women poets.
The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT.

Fri 24th  4:45-6pm, Guest Poets Angela Kirby/Susan Jane Sims + Open Mic
Sat 25th  4:45-5:45pm, Guest Poets Nancy Mattson/Christine Vial + Open Mic
& doors 7:15 (wine available), start 7:45pm. Host: Wendy French. Readers: Alison Brackenbury, Caroline Carver, Katherine Gallagher, Mimi Khalvati and launch of Anne Stewart's collection 'The Last Parent'.
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND so that we keep track of numbers... many thanks!  email 01689 811394
Men are most welcome to attend. more
Alison Brackenbury, Caroline Carver, Wendy French, Katherine Gallagher, Mimi Khalvati, Angela Kirby, Nancy Mattson, Susan Jane Sims, Anne Stewart, Christine Vial

Sun, 2 Jun
12:00 pm
finishes at 5:00 pm

Bushey Acoustic Festival

Festival
At Mary Forsdyke Garden and Warren Lake, Bushey Heath [Watford]

Free entrance

Music festival with poets appearing between the musical acts on the Wildflower Stage, from 2 to 5 pm more

Tue, 11 Jun
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: Body, Mind and Spirit more
all present

Wed, 12 Jun
7:30 pm
finishes at 9:00 pm

Launch of pamphlet, Sleepless Nights

Reading
At The Ship, Mortlake [London (South West)]

Free

Dennis Tomlinson is holding an event to launch his first poetry pamphlet, Sleepless Nights, published by Maverick Mustang Manuscripts. He will be reading both published and unpublished work. Drinks will be available from the bar of this stately pub witha beautiful view of the Thames more

Tue, 18 Jun
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...

Free but please buy drinks at the bar...

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). more
Stanza Members, And you?

Sun, 23 Jun
3:00 pm

Tonewood launch event

Reading
At Stunphoto Gallery, Hampstead Emporium [London (North West)]

Free

A reading to promote the launch of Tonewood, a collaboration between poet, Sue Rose, and photographer, Lawrence Impey. 34 black and white images of trees paired with 20 poems written in response in a beautifully-produced hardbook book in a limited printrun of 100. The photos will be on display from 11-25th June 2019. The gallery is in the Hampstead Emporium, London, NW3 9TE. more
Sue Rose, Lawrence Impey

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

Summer Celebration

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

£7.50

Come and join the Shortlands Poetry Circle for our Summer Celebration reading, Buffet included in the ticket price. Booking Essential
Our guest poets are Mimi Khalvati and Myra Schneider
See their websites: www.mimikhalvati.co.uk and www.myraschneider.co.uk.


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Mimi Khalvati, Myra Schneider

Tue, 9 Jul
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 Maggie Butt, Wendy Cope & U A Fanthorpe more
all present

Fri, 12 Jul
7:00 pm

BOOK LAUNCH

Reading
At Torriano Meeting House [London (North West)] see map

Free

Launch of Dinah Livingstone's 10th poetry collection, Embodiment. Dinah will read some poems from the book. Wine.  more
Dinah Livingstone

Mon, 15 Jul
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...

Free but please buy drinks at the bar...

Last meeting before our Summer break. 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). more
Stanza Members, And you?

Tue, 15 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...

Free but please buy drinks at the bar...

Our National Poetry Day Celebration reading. Includes readings by regular attendees, plus one or two poems each from visitors (no epics please!)

No workshopping today, just sharing and enjoying a poetic get-together. more
Stanza Members, And you?

Tue, 19 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...

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). more
Stanza Members, And you?

Sun, 24 Nov
7:30 pm

Katherine Gallagher presents

Reading with Open Mic
At Torriano Meeting House [London (North West)] see map
Part of a series: Torriano

£5/£4 according to pocket

Caroline Carver will read from new and recently published work, including Why Are the Lions Crying? (Buff Press, 2018).
Peter Phillips will be reading from his 2019 collection Saying it with flowers (Ward Wood Publishing)
Anne Stewart's reading will include poems from her latest collection, The Last Parent (Second Light Publications, 2019). more
Presenter: Varies...

Caroline Carver, Katherine Gallagher, Peter Phillips, Anne Stewart, and you?