the Poetry kit







Keighley 3rd December 2016

Celtic Harp and Classical Guitar with Poetry of the natural World

Keighley Library, Saturday 3rd December 2-4pm

An  afternoon of poetry and live music, with Celtic harp and guitar.

Join Julie Darling and her Celtic Harp, Jack Darling and his classical guitar, for original music and poems inspired by the wonders and truths of the natural world around us.  Including a creative session with music for thinking, writing, drawing or just to sit and listen. 

Mulled wine,  non-alcoholic alternative,  and mince pies will be served.  This event is free of charge.

collect a ticket from Keighley Library.

London 3rd December 2016

Four London Poets Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA. (2 mins from Shoreditch High St Overground)

Saturday 3rd December , 7.45 for 8pm  FREE

Graham Buchan introduces substantial sets of work from four of London's most distinguished and communicative poets:

Jacob Sam-La Rose�s work has been published and anthologised by Bloodaxe, Penguin, Salt Publishing and more. His collection 'Breaking Silence' was shortlisted for a Forward Poetry prize and an Aldeburgh Fenton award, and is an A Level set text. He is widely recognised as an indefatigable facilitator and supporter of young and emerging poets.

Originally from New Zealand, Deryl Walsh crashed the London poetry scene in 2000, becoming a regular at the Poetry Cafe. Her sometimes witty and observational poems have been performed at Apples and Snakes, Express Excess and Shortfuse. More recently Deryl has been putting on events in her local Walthamstow area.

Bryan Baker lives and works in South London and began writing in the mid-90s. His poetry ranges from the everyday to the surreal. Three of his poems can be heard on the Lunar Poetry Podcast-Youtube. He is included in the recent poetry anthology A Barrel Of Monkeys.

Leah Fritz has published five collections of poetry in Britain, two non-fiction prose books in America, and several co-translations of Romanian poetry. Her poems have been praised by Patricia Oxley, Christopher Middleton and Alan Brownjohn, among others. Her poems and reviews appear in Acumen, PN Review, Poetry Review, and others.

Limerick 6th December 2016

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents

The December 2016 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

Tuesday 6th Dec   2016 @ Shannon Boat Club, Sarsfield Bridge, Limerick.

Start 8.00pm sharp!

This month we launch: No 12 - our anthology of writing by members of The Limerick Writers� Centre plus open-mic.

Newcastle 7th December 2016

Telling Tales.

Wednesday 7th December  Doors 7.30 Starts at 8.00   �5.00 on the door

Blakes Cafe, 53 Grey Street, Newcastle   

5 mins from Monument Metro 

Telling Tales takes on a Christmas theme this December. Come along and hear some wonderful short stories from some very creative writers. Why not bring a Christmas Story yourself either one you have written yourself or an extract from one of your favourite christmas tales. Email to take part. 

Confirmed readers, Andy Galliott-Thornton, Beda Higgins, John Price, Charles Slater, Peter Mortimer plus your hosts Jeff Price and Aidan Clarke

Toronto 20th December 2016

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) XLVI
The most diverse poetry reading and open mic in Toronto
At Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) we don’t just wait for diversity to happen: we actively invite it.

Please spread the word through social media and any other way you know. Let our event become as diverse as we are.

Featured poets: Kate Sutherland & Scribe
Host: Bänoo Zan
Time: Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Place: St. Stephen-In-The-Fields Church, 103 Bellevue Ave, Toronto, ON, M5T 2N8
Doors open               6:15 p.m.  Open-mic sign-up     6:30 p.m.  Show                         7 p.m.
Admission: $5

Kate Sutherland two books of short fiction, and one collection of poems, contributor to literary magazines and anthologies including Best Canadian Poetry 2016,  host and producer of On the Line: Conversations About Poetry.

Scribe storyteller through the arts of Hip-Hop & Spoken Word, member of Spoken Word collective ‘The Uncharted’, Arts Educator/Youth Mentor, Emcee/Poet , debut album “ORIGINS”

Both Shab-e She’r and St-Stephen-in-the Fields strongly support freedom of expression and encourage our features and open-mic’ers to any language they wish.

This event is partially sponsored by St-Stephen-in-the Fields Church.

St-Stephen-in-the Fields accessibility information:

The venue has a wheelchair ramp entrance and is all on one level; however, the wheelchair ramp door does not yet have a pushbutton, so someone needs to hold the door open. There is one fully barrier-free washroom.

All washrooms are gender-neutral.