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ONE OFF AND SPECIAL POETRY EVENTS

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UK POETRY EVENTS CAN BE FOUND ON THESE THREE PAGES


  Regular UK Open Mic Events  -  Poetry Festivals  -  One Off and Special Poetry Events


REGULAR EVENTS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD

Africa - Asia - Australia - Canada - Central America Europe - Internet - Ireland - New Zealand - USA 


Preston 24th October 2014

Riverside Poetry presents an Evening of Prize Winning Poetry with Manchester Poetry Prize winner JUDY BROWN and by special request KIM MOORE. There will be short contributions from invited poets.

Venue: The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston PR1 8JP

Date and time: 24th October at 7-30 pm

Cost: �4

Contact: Terry Quinn at tsqdor@hotmail.com or 01772 822649

There is excellent disabled access.

London 25th October 2014

Camaradefest

100 poets. 50 pairs. one day.

october saturday 25th

the rich mix arts centre : main space

12 noon til late​​​​ : free entry

http://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/camaradefest-ii/

 

Starting at 12 noon and running all day, Camaradefest w​​ill present 50 brand new collaborative works involving 100 poets working in pairs. A unique one day festival of collaborative poetry. There will a book table to browse and chat with the poets, & lengthy intermissions between each of the five sessions in which to do so. Please come, stay the day and find below the remarkable lineup of poets, writers and textual artists. Everything is free to attend, bring friends, spread the word. http://weareenemies.com/camaradefestii.html

South Easton, MA, USA 26th October 2014

"SUNDAY" POETRY AT THE BLACKTHORNE PUBLICK HOUSE

(508-297-2236)

402 TURNPIKE ST. (RT.138)

SOUTH EASTON, MA 02375

HOSTS: NANCY BRADY CUNNINGHAM & SANDY BORGES

THEME: "HALLOWEEN"   BRING THEME POETRY (OR NOT)

WEAR COSTUME (OR NOT)

READ YOUR OWN WORK OR POEMS OF YOUR FAVORITE POET

 READ SONG LYRICS OR EKPHRASTIC POEMS

FEATURES: NONE / ALL OPEN MIC

3PM TO 5PM

Lewes 30th October 2014

Read your own poems or share your favourite poems. Special guest poet and wit Phil Lucas. Legendary limerick competition. MC Ollie Wilson. All welcome. Thursday 30th October. Starts 8.30pm

 

Lewes Arms

Mount Place

Lewes

BN7 1YH

 

Adm £4/£3 conc & readers

http://lewespoetry.blogspot.com

Chester 3rd November 2014

Quiet Compere Tour  -   Alexander’s Live, Chester 

Sarah L Dixon, The Quiet Compere of Manchester, is taking her unique show on the road in 2014. Her tour will visit 12 cities with over 120 poets performing altogether.

The tour brings together a diverse selection of poets of all ages, cultures styles and experience, designed to entice an audience that may have experienced Spoken Word events before. Sarah has been running Spoken Word events under her guise as The Quiet Compere for three years, staging events in her home-town Manchester, Cheltenham and Leeds.

Quiet Compere events are unique. There are no lengthy introductions to poets, no-one is designated as ‘top-of-the-bill’ - all performers considered equal in Sarah’s eyes. Each line-up boasts a varied and diverse mix of poets, ranging from established local poets, some new to the scene who are ready to stun audiences with their talent, plus a generous sprinkling of nationally well-known poets and performers.

Ten poets x ten minutes each:

 Jim Bennett   Jake Campbell    Christopher Coey    David J. Costello    Jan Dean    Katy Konrad

 Gill McEvoy    Edwin Stockdale     Angela Topping   Maureen Weldo

Chester Tickets Here: http://www.theboxoffice.eu/

Manchester 4th November 2014 Manchester Library and Information Service and Flapjack Press present an evening of poetry commemorating World War One and modern day conflict.
With Anna Percy, Ben Mellor, Sarah Miller, Tony Curry and Gerry Potter.
Monday 3rd November at
Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square, City Centre, M2 5PD
6pm - 7.30pm. Free event.
Sheffield 29th November 2014

Apples and Snakes and Word Life Present

PICTURE THE POET - LIVE EVENT

Featuring John Agard and Buddy Wakefield,   29 November, 7pm

Graves gallery, Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 2LH

http://bit.ly/1q0zLTU

To mark the closing of the Picture The Poet exhibition in Sheffield, two internationally-acclaimed writers and performers read their poetry.

John Agard is an Afro-Guyanese poet and playwright now living in Britain. He has published numerous collections and won various awards, most recently the Queen�s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2012.

Buddy Wakefield is an American slam poet. One of the most successful performance poets anywhere in the world, he has two Individual World Poetry Slam Championship wins under his belt.

Also featuring local poets Gav Roberts, Stan Skinny and a performance by young people  inspired by the Picture The Poet exhibition.

Chester 1st December 2014

Zest!  open floor poetry nights

Zest! open floor poetry nights take place at Alexanders Jazz Theatre Bar, Rufus Court, off Northgate, Chester CH1 2JG.  Zest! nights take place on just four Mondays in the year and start at 8:00pm.

Bring your own, or a favourite, poem to read or just come along to enjoy listening

Zest! 2014

1st December 2014: Christmas Zest!

For all enquiries about Zest! email zestatchester@gmail.com