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Poetry Organisations and Libraries


[Event Organisers and Promoters]  [Libraries] [Poetry Societies]

[Individual Poets Groups] [Miscellaneous]

see also

Workshops  -  Funding and Grants

Event Organisers and Promoters

Apples & Snakes Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW11 5TN
Organise and promote training for artists, education work and poetry performances.
General enquiries: 020 7924 3410 Programming: 020 7924 3850 Education: 020 7738 0941 Fax: 020 7924 3763 e-mail:
ArtfulScribe -  ArtfulScribe aims to find, develop and promote new and emerging poets and audiences by hosting creative poetry workshops, poetry events, and open mics that inspire, educate and entertain.  Suporting poets in and around surrounding areas of the South East.

Tel: 07588 719891    Email: 

Back Room Poets organise and promote four monthly workshops; for details see website,  Open mic once or twice a year. Occasional poetry and music events and guest readings. 
Websites: ,  email:

Bishopsgate Institute

230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH

Telephone: 020 7392 9200

Closest tube: Liverpool Street

A good poetry venue - regular courses and events held here.

Blue Nose Poets/Writers' Inc produce occasional high quality live poetry events at venues around London. They run 4 writers-workshops a year at Waterstones bookshop in Piccadilly and 4 residential weekend writers-workshops at the Abbey, Sutton Courteney in Oxfordshire. They also run the annual 'Poets / Writers-of-the Year Competition' (notable for accepting both longer and shorter poems and sequences). Next years closing date will be April 2002.
Contact Blue Nose Poetry, P.O. Box 29695, London E2 0FD Tel: 020 8981 2548 or email
Camelford Poetry Stanza, a stanza of the Poetry Society, at Garmoe Cottage, Trefrew Road, Camelford, Cornwall PL32 9TP.  Phone 01840 212161 or
Caribbean Women Writers' Alliance 
Joan Anim Addo, The Caribbean Centre, Goldsmiths College, New Cross, London SE14 6NW
ans/fx 0171 919 7397 e-mail: 
Centerprise. New writing and black literature development projects.
136-138 Kingsland High Street, Hackney, London
E8 2NS
TEL:020-7254 9632 FAX: 020-7923 1951
Cleveland Arts: Buzzwords is the literature development agency for Teesside. It aims to raise the profile of writing in the area and organises, develops and promotes literature events and publications for writers and readers of all ages, creating new audiences for writing on Teesside, and helps to develop the skills of local writers. Cleveland Arts, 3rd Floor, Melrose House, Melrose Street, Middlesbrough TS1 2HZ. e-mail:
Dean Clough Writers Group Dean Clough, Halifax. HX3 5AZ - Publishing, performance, workshops.
The Down South Syndicate, 2611 Grant Street Columbia, SC 29203. Group of poets, singers, dancers, and other artists who incorporate the philosophy of Urbanomics.
Exiled Writers Ink ,  a registered charity, in existence since 2000. We hold regular monthly events at the Poetry Cafe, produce the magazine 'Exiled Ink' and run projects and workshops
Friends of the Dymock Poets : c/o Linda Hart, 7 Winston Close, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2XQ. phone: 01531 634688, fax: 01531 634688
Indian King Poets at Garmoe Cottage, Trefrew Road, Camelford, Cornwall PL32 9P.  Phone 01840 212161 or
Irish Writers Centre  19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Details from: 01 8713102; e-mail:
Kick Start Poets  PO Box 89, Salisbury SP7 9RU. Contact: Roland Challis. Phone: 01722-321744 e-mail:
Meet monthly at Salisbury Arts Centre.
Leeds Word Arena, Central Library, Calverley Street, Leeds lS1 3AB. Manager Sean Burn. Phone: 0113-224-3887
Annual festival (City Voice - early June), workshops, commissions, information & advice, live events.
MISSFIT PRODUCTIONS - missfit productions is a producing energy that will support emerging artists to get their creative ideas and new work off the ground.  We are located in both London and New York City.  For more information about what we do, or if you are an artist who is interested in working with us, please email Lennie Varvarides . (606)
Natural Born Promotions 14 Coleridge Road, Eastville, Bristol BS5 6SR 01179 028 390
The New Writing Partnership was set  up a year ago to facilitate new literary programmes and projects in THE East of England. Very ambitious and we’ll see how far we get. We have at the moment the following programmes.

14 Princes Street


NR3 1AE.

01603 877 177
New Word Order based in Newcastle and cover the North East of England.
Set up to encourage new and established poets, writers and comedians to perform their work.
They have a regular show and mini poetry/comedy slam on the Last Thursday of each month at the Bluebell Pub in Jesmond Vale Newcastle.   Website -        (71004)
New Writing North 7-8 Trinity Chare, Quayside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 3DF
Tel: 0191 232 9991 Fax: 0191 230 1883 e-mail:
Literary development agency for the North of England. Director: Claire Malcolm. Administrator: John McGagh.
POETICIZE PO Box 2147, Bristol BS99 7SF
'Poeticize' is a registered charity no. 4657689
Poeticize is the UK's first interactive performance forum projecting cutting-edge spoken-word, new media and live beats from a black perspective worldwide. As well as facilitating specifically-geared spoken-word workshop sessions in the build up to its legendary live showcase events, Poeticize also comprises an online gallery introducing its core playlist of progressive artists.
The Poetry Can 20-22 Hepburn Road, Bristol BS2 8UD.
phone: 0117 9426976 fax: 0117 9441478
contact: Hester Cockcroft e-mail
A New Dawn?: A digital project for everyone. Log onto and submit a poem inspired by the picture and theme A New Dawn? Poems are placed behind the picture for the whole wide world to see! Enjoy reading the poems and send one of your own.
The Poetry Cubicle c/o The Tea House, 5 Wright's Court, Elm Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Interactive space and performance, dedicated to making poetry more accessible. Currently based in Norwich and soon to relocate to Manchester. Activities/promotions include a Poetic Terrorism Suggestion Box, a poetry library service and random mobile library service, as well as developing a new library by collecting poetical works of an eccentric nature. They promote and run a series of live performances and events, and offer the opportunity to buy and sell individual poems from their Virtual Poets in Residence collection.
Contact: Sara Wingate Gray (Project Manager) Visit the website:
Poetry at the Pub , Newcastle, Australia. PO Box 416, Hamilton 2303.
Poetry readings 3rd Monday of the Month at the Northern Star Hotel.
Poetry International Foundation William Boothlaan 4, 3012 VJ Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Telephone: +31/10/282 27 77 Fax: +31/10/282 27 75 Email address:
Main part of Foundation's work is the
annual poetry festival.
Poetry International Web 31 (0) 10 28 22 77 6
Poetry in the Arts, Inc. 5801 Highland Pass, PO Box 29389 Austin, TX 78755 512-453-7920
Competitions, publishing, readings, with emphasis on schools.

The Poetry Trust

One of the UK's flagship poetry organisations, delivering a year-round live and digital programme, prizes and publications including the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, the UK's pre-eminent annual celebration of national and international contemporary poetry., tel. 01986 835950, email

Poetryworks 47, Dunlace Road, London E5 ONF.
Tel enquiries: 020 8533 2190 Fax 020 7402 1038 e-mail
Poetryworks was set up in 1997 by Hackney Poet Angela Dove to promote work by established and emerging poets, using unusual and exciting venues.

THE POETRY WORKSHOP (Society of Civil & Public Service Writers) Membership is open to anyone who works, or has ever worked, in the Civil or Public Services, or who has served in the Armed Forces website:

Poets For Peace  A campaigning organisation which seeks active support from poets.  (29704)
Redcar Writers 76 Harwal Road, Redcar, Teesside TS10 5AQ
contact: Brian Morton phone: 01642 478699 e-mail:
Scribes UK 2nd Floor, 36 Brackenbury Road, London W6 0BB - An information network and events organisation for Poets and Artistes.Email: web:
Sealit (South East area literature) - online literary community for the south east of England with new writing, writers-in-residence, reading group, event/workshop listings, news, access to visiting authors and plenty of gossip.
Second Light c/o Dilys Wood, 9 Greendale Close, London SE22 8TG. Network of women poets aged 40+.

THE SOUTH is a friendly not-for-profit network that supports poets, writers and communities in Brighton & Hove, Sussex and the south of England. We run a friendship scheme, organise workshops and events, stimulate collaborations, set up commissions and use poets and writers in educational, healthcare and community support projects.   Brighton Writers’ Centre 49 Grand Parade Brighton BN2 9QA 01273 571700 

Southend Poetry group. Contact: Katie Mallett, Secretary, tel 01702 613142
See also
workshop groups
Speak-a-Poem c/o Kate Welbourne, 5 South Vale, London SE19 3BA Phone: 020 8771 1980 email:
Organise annual series of workshops and prizes.
The Speakers' Corner run by Aesthetica Magazine

The Speakers' Corner was formed to offer a platform for spoken word. We believe there is nothing greater than hearing the creativity of others, as well as providing the chance for performers, comedians, poets and dramatists to have their say. Monthly, The Yorkshire Terrier Pub, Stonegate, York, 7:30pm, every second Wednesday. 01904 674 500, Speakers' Corner c/o Aesthetica PO Box 371, York, YO23 1WL.   (11306)

Spiel Unlimited (was SLAM! Productions), 20 Coxwell Street, Cirencester Gloucestershire GL7 2BH 01285 640470
Spouting Forth Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, West Midlands B67 5RJ Phone: 0121 429 2039 Fax: 0121 419 2468
Spread the Word organises creative writing events in South London.
Unit 51B, Eurolink Business Centre, 49 Effra Road, London SW2 1BZ tel 0171 207 2025 fax 0171 738 4123 e-mail
Sundial Arts c/o Community Education, Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, London W6 9RL. Organisers of Poetic Licence open mike events.
Survivors' Poetry Diorama Arts Centre, 34 Osnaburgh Street, London NW1 3ND
Phone 020 7916 5317 Fax 020 7916 0830 e-mail Promoting poetry by survivors of mental distress.
Survivors' Poetry - Bristol 26 Bradley Avenue, Shirehampton, Bristol BS11 9SL
Contact: Steve Hennessy 0117 981 2790
Survivors' Poetry - Fulham and ChelseaThe Tamworth Project, 11 Farm Lane, London SW6 1PU
Contact: Lloyd Lindsay 0171 736 9123
Survivor Poets - Leeds c/o L.M.H.A.G., Centenary House, 59 North Street, Leeds. LS2 8JZ. An organisation for those who have survived the traumas of mental ill-health.

Survivor Poets - Manchester - Formed 20 years ago as a supportive creative writing group for survivors of mental distress. They meet every Monday at Commonword, Bootle St, Manchester, 2-4pm.

They have produced two Anthologies with group members involved in a range of writing and performance activities.

Contact Jaclyn Hagan –

Survivors' Poetry - Scotland 30 Cranworth Street, Hillhead, Glasgow G12 8AG Tel: 0141-357-6838 Fax: 0141-357-6939 e-mail:
Tavistock and West Dartmoor Writers Details from Roselle Angwin, TWDW, PO Box 17, Yelverton, Devon PL20 6YF Phone: 01822 841081
Tower Poetry, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP
Organizes the most prestigious annual competition for 16-18 year olds with £5,500 in prize money and an annual summer school for 18-23 year olds. Also publishes contemporary poetry and book reviews on website; organizes workshops and poetry readings. Sign up for e-newsletter from website.
General enquiries: 01865 286591 e-mail:
Utmost Christian Writers Foundation - Canada -
Founded in 2003, our registered non-profit association offers free resources and a paying market for poets of Christian faith. Buys articles, book reviews and poetry. Please read guidelines before submitting work. Our annual Utmost Poet Laureate program pays an honorarium of $200, and offers possible free book publication for the selected poet. There are many other opportunities for all poets. Contact information at our web site.   (606)
The Windows Project  - The Windows Project has been making poetry fun - helping children to start writing and providing support and advice for poetry writing by and with all ages and abilities as an everyday activity since 1976.
Over the years, the Project has been involved in most aspects of poetry - publishers of Smoke (see UK mags)

With Words, a national organisation that exists to promote the love and enjoyment of words through literacy work, and literature events.

Website: Blog:

Worthing Arts is managed by RAG and CairnX, to support writers and artists from Worthing and West Sussex. Their new website is open for Poetry submissions, and would particularly welcome entries from young people and artists who also write. Visit Worthing Arts at visit the Poetry section and submit online.
Contact: RAG, 18 Chancton View Road, Worthing, Sussex BN11 5JR. Phone: 01903 709471; mobile 07855 724304 e-mail:
Wordfringe Supporting new writing in North East Scotland. -
wordsinhere is an international collective of writers based in The Netherlands. Publishes VERSAL, a literary journal, and organize a monthly performance night called The Open Stanza. Wordsinhere brings together artists, poets, expatriates - members of the mainstream fringe tapping into a creative current of circular circumstances. Contact Megan Garr for more information -
Word Market a voluntary organisation promoting creative writing and reading in Cumbria.  See
The Voice Box performance space for readings, Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX
Bookings by 'phone 0171 960 4242 9.30am - 9pm. There is a booking fee of 50p, plus 50p postage where applicable.


British Library 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Visit the British Library poetry pages at
The Northern Poetry Library The Willows, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 1TA
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am-8pm. Saturday morning: 9.30-12.30
Tel: 01670 534524.
Email -
Membership (free) for residents of Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland, and Tyne and Wear. Non-residents can become associate members. 
The Saison Poetry Library Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX
tel 020 7921 0943/0664 fax 020 7921 0939
Email -
open 11am - 8pm Tuesday to Sunday. Telephone enquiries only on Mondays.
A comprehensive collection of English language poetry and poetry in translation, plus audio and video facilities, and a large stock of poetry magazines. Also carries up-to-date information on poetry competitions, workshops and specialist bookshops. Membership is free.
Scottish Poetry Library 5 Crichton's Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT
Features online access to the INSPIRE catalogue, and downloadable samples from the
Jewel Box project. Home of the European Poetry Information Centre.
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 12 noon-6pm. Thursday: 2pm-8pm. Saturday: 11am-5pm
Tel: 0131 557 2876 Fax: 0131 557 8393 e-mail:
Personal membership 10 UK pounds per annum. 

Poetry Societies

The Academy of American Poets 
HaikuOz - the Australian Haiku Society. Contact Officer John Bird (
Canadian Poetry Association 331 Elmwood Dr. Suite 4-212, Moncton New Brunswick Canada, E1A1X6"The main aims of the Canadian Poetry Association are: To promote the reading, writing, publishing and preservation of poetry in Canada through the individual efforts of members; to promote communication among poets, publishers and the general public; to encourage leadership and participation from members and to encourage the formation and development of autonomous local chapters."   (706)
Irish National Poetry Organisation Upper Yard, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 Ireland.
Tel: +353 (0)1 6714632 Fax: (0)1 6714634 Email:
A 32 county body supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Acts as the central contact for anything to do with poetry in Ireland. Core activities are: Publications, readings, education and a resource centre. Also curate the Austin Clarke Library, the John Jordan Library and a contemporary poetry Library.
The League of Canadian Poets, 54 Wolseley Street, Suite 204, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 1A5 phone: (416) 504-1657 fax: (416) 504-0096 
Ligden Poetry Society 34 Lineacre, Grange Park, Swindon, Wiltshire SN5 6DA phone\fax 01793 875941 e-mail
Poetry arm of
Ligden Publishers. See also Pulsar poetry magazine.
New Zealand Poetry Society For over thirty years The New Zealand Poetry Society, has supported New Zealand poets and poetry in its many forms.
Poetry Australia Foundation PO Box U34 Wollongong University 2500. Ph 02 4221 3867 FAX 02 4272 7392 email:
The Poetry Society 22 Betterton Street Covent Garden London WC2H 9BU Map 
Tel 0171 420 9880 e-mail
Publishes 'Poetry Review' and 'Poetry News'. Operates the Poetry Place cafe and performance venue in Covent Garden, London. Organises National Poetry Day and the annual National Poetry Competition. 
Poetry Society of America 15 Gramercy Park, New York, NY 10003
The Poetry Society (India), L-67 A, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi - 110 017, India
POETS UNION Inc. is a non-profit, members' based organisation incorporated in NSW (Y1945602). Its primary purpose is to encourage and develop opportunities for poets and contemporary poetry in Australia. 

The Society of Civil and Public Service Writers -Open to all members of the Armed Forces and Civil Service, both serving and retired.

For £15.00 p.a. members receive a quarterly magazine containing advice and member's short stories, poems and articles. These are a mixture of winners of the Society's competitions and those who are being encouraged by being published.

The Annual Lunch and New Year Party are held in London, as are readings and these are enjoyable and well attended.

For further details email the Membership Secretary

or send an s.a.e. to:  Michael Smith, 22 Western Drive, Shepperton, TW17 8HL

Science Fiction Poetry Association founded in 1978 to bring together poets and readers interested in science fiction poetry   (USA)  (1006)
Shortlands Poetry Circle is a poetry appreciation group, founded in 1911.Meetings take place twice a month on Tuesdays at 2:30 - visitors welcome.  Usually at the Ripley Arts Centre, Bromley but do check venue if you plan to come along.  Reading topics (or poets) are chosen in advance and participants are invited to bring two poems (not their own) to read at the meeting.  See web-site:
Sydney Poets Union Inc PO Box 237, Annandale NSW 2038 E-mail:
Magazine "Five Bells"   - Poets Union -
Toddington Poetry Society is open to all who enjoy reading, writing or hearing poetry. They meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at the Hightown Community Centre, Luton, hosting established poets reading from their own work, or inviting poems on a chosen theme from participants. Other activities include outings, exhibitions, close readings and workshops. The atmosphere is friendly, with an emphasis on enjoyment.  For more information, contact: Jean Janes, 82 Marston Gardens, Luton, LU2 7DY (01582 723500) or visit the TPS website at  email  (1006)
Yr Academi Gymreig / The Welsh Academi - The Welsh Academi in partnership with Ty Newydd, the Cricieth writers' centre, has won the Arts Council’s franchise to promote literary events, tours and residencies throughout Wales. The franchise is for three years and will give the reorganised Academi responsibility for managing existing Arts Council schemes - Writers on Tour; school, library and community residencies; and literature development projects. 
Third Floor, Mount Stuart House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff CF2 6DQ. Tel: 01222 472266 Fax: 01222 492930. E-mail
Academi North Wales Office is based at Ty Newydd, Llanystumdwy, Cricieth, Gwynedd LL52 0LW. Phone: 01766 522817. 

Individual Poets Groups

Thomas Lovell Beddoes Society 11 Laund Nook, Belper, Derbyshire DB56 1GY phone: 01773 828066
Basil Bunting Poetry Centre
Richard Caddel, Durham University Library, Stockton Rd., Durham DH1 3LY, UK Phone: +44 (0)191 374 3044 Fax: +44 (0)191 374 7481 
The Basil Bunting Poetry Centre fosters study and research on Northumbrian poet Basil Bunting, and on poets associated with him through the region, or the modernist/post modernist tradition. The Centre also continues to promote the practice of "live" poetry reading which Bunting championed, and gives support to the development of the Basil Bunting Poetry Archive in the University Library. The Directors of the Centre are: Richard Caddel (University Library): and Diana Collecott (English Studies):
The Ford Maddox Ford Society Founded early in 1997 to promote knowledge of and interest in the works of Ford Maddox Ford. To receive a copy of a newsletter with further details send name and address (and e-mail address) to 
Sara Haslam, English Department, University College Chester, Cheyney Road, Chester CH1 4BJ
or to
Subscriptions (Individuals £12, concessions £6, Organisations £25, or $25 any category) to Sara Haslam, cheques payable to 'The Ford Maddox Ford Society'
The Thomas Hardy Society PO Box 1438, Dorchester, Dorset DT 1 1YH
Phone/Fax: 01305 251501
The Housman Society, 78 Kidderminster Rd, Bromsgrove
The David Jones Society, 48 Sylvan Way, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 9JB. Membership £25.00 a year
The Hannah Kahn Poetry Foundation 2800 Fiore Way, Apt. 107, Delray Beach, FL., USA, 33445 contact: Lenny DellaRocca phone: 561-278-4076 fax: 954-752-7855 e-mail: 
The Philip Larkin Society c/o Department of English, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX
The Wallace Stevens Society Clarkson University Box 5750, Potsdam, NY 13699
Phone: (315) 268 3987; Fax: (315) 268 3983; E-mail:
Membership: Individuals $25 for one year (Jan.-Dec.) or $45 for two years. Includes subscription to The Wallace Stevens Journal
The Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place, Swansea SA1 1RR
Phone 01792 463980 Fax 01792 463993 e-mail
The Wordsworth Trust
Centre for British Romanticism
Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Cumbria LA22 9SH.
Telephone: (0)15394 35544; Fax: (0)15394 35748 E-mail:
Collections of manuscripts, books and paintings relating to Wordsworth, the Lake District and the great age of British Romanticism. Annual programme of special exhibitions, residential courses, prize-winning facilities for schools, and regular poetry readings.
Yeats Society, Douglas Hyde Bridge, Sligo, Eire. Phone: 353-71-42693. Fax: 353-71-42780.
W.B. Yeats Society of New York, c/o National Arts Club, 15 Grammercy Park South, New York, NY 10003. ((212) 780-0605) e-mail:


All Write! reading and writing development agency for Cumbria. Windermere Library, Ellerthwaite Lane, Windermere, Cumbria LA2 32AJ
Artists Without Frontiers PO Box 35460, London NW8 9YF. Email
Aim to:
Use the power of the web to bring together artists around the world, advance human rights, particularly of artists suffering from imprisonment, censorship or cultural isolation.
Promote cross-cultural understanding and build a network of mutual help.
Further the education of young and potential artists and help them advance their careers.
The British Council 10 Spring Gardens London SW1A 2BN
Tel +44 (0) 171 930 8466 Fax: +44 (0) 171 839 6347 Minicom: +44 (0) 161 957 7188
Literature officer Catriona Ferguson 0171 389 3174 fax 0171 389 3175 e-mail 
General enquiries e-mail:
Education enquiries e-mail:

also see next entry  Creativexport, managed by the British Council and with support from UK Trade & Investment, is the one-stop-shop specifically designed to provides information and support for small-to-medium sized creative businesses that think they are too small a fish for the international market.
The Hyperliterature Exchange an online directory of hyperliterature (digital literature, if you prefer) for sale, with links to the places where it can be bought. it also lists nonlinear fiction, online comics, children's hyperliterature etc.:
Kala Sangam - South Asian Arts 60 Carlisle Road, Bradford, BD8 8BD
Tel : 01274-223 212 Fax : 01274-223 306 e-mail :
Founded on a principle of partnership and the mission of "bringing people together through south Asian art" with the vision of excellence in south Asian arts (dance, music, crafts and literature)
Lit-net - a literature site for the West Midlands, coordinated by David Fine.
The National Academy of Writing University of Central England, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BX
Created by writers for writers to give emerging writers the chance to develop their talents across a range of disciplines under one roof. The Academy is supported by more than 120 established writers and over 30 partners from the creative and publishing industries. The honorary president of the Academy is Lord Bragg of Wigton.
For more information please contact: Martin Eggleston, Development Manager, Tel 0121 331 5963 Mobile 07973 253 591 - or
The National Poetry Foundation (UK) 27 Mill Road Fareham, Hants PO16 0TH
Tel/fax 01329 822218
No longer offering grants. Acting only as 'first-time' publisher. Charges a reading fee for all mss offered.
The National Poetry Foundation (USA) Room 302, Univ. of Maine, 5752 Neville Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5752. e-mail: Gail Sapiel
New Writing North, literary development agency for the Northern Arts region. 7-8 Trinity Chare, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DF
Poetry Australia Foundation, PO Box U34, Wollongong University, NSW, 2500 Australia
Membership is free: for details, contact
Poems in the Waiting Room Editor Michael Lee PO Box 488, Kew, Richmond TW9 4SW. e-mail: PitWR provides free poetry leaflets for patients to read while waiting to see their doctor. Over one thousand NHS waiting rooms are currently served with a circulation of over 20,000 poetry pamphlets each quarter. PitWR provides an exceptional means of getting contemporary poetry known widely. Submissions of suitable poems for publication are welcome as well as suggestions of NHS units who might like to receive the complimentary service. Submission guidelines and copies of the quarterly editions are presented on  together with a full description of PitWR arts in health programme.
Poetribe 4, Century Terrace, Catchgate, Stanley, County Durham DH9 8DZ
contact: Matthew Revell phone: 01207-290422 e-mail:
Poetechnicians magazine. Also websites and event organisers. 
The Poetry Book Society PBS, FREEPOST, Book House, 45 East Hill, London SW18 2BR
Tel 0181 870 8403 
The Poetry Business,
The Poetry Business
Bank Street Arts
32-40 Bank Street
Sheffield S1 2DS

 Publishers of Smith/Doorstop books and The North poetry magazine. Organize 'Writing Days' poetry workshops.

The Poetry Translation Centre translates contemporary poetry from Africa, Asia and Latin America. To date we've translated poems written in 20 languages - from Arabic to Zapotec - through innovative collaborations between translators and poets, including: Jo Shapcott, Sean O'Brien, Lavinia Greenlaw, W.N. Herbert, Mimi Khalvati, Katherine Pierpoint, Mark Ford, Jane Duran, Carole Satyamurti and Sarah Maguire. We also organise tours, run poetry translation workshops, and produce chapbooks and podcasts.

About our podcasts:

We've just posted our first full-length podcast featuring the poems of Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi from Sudan. The recording includes seven different poems read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Arabic by Saddiq. Further podcasts will be available soon. To receive them subscribe by emailing or join us on Facebook at


Resume Writing - advice and tips on preparing a resume.
The Scottish Book Trust works with people throughout Scotland to promote the pleasures and benefits of reading and books. E-mail:
Second Light network for older women poets. Dilys Wood, 67 Dulwich Village, London SE21 7BJ
The trAce International Online Writing Community is a pioneering project designed to benefit writers and readers around the world. trAce aims to provide a place for discussion, workshopping, and debate, where new writing in all its variety will be a natural product of the continual interaction and exchange which only cyberspace can provide. 
Western Australia State Literature Centre
The Resource Centre, based at Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle, is open at the following times:
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm (however, staff are often called out of the office, so please make an appointment)
Contact the State Literature Centre at or telephone (08) 9432 9559 (direct line).
The WA State Literature Centre is supported jointly by the federal Government, through its arts funding body The Australia Council, and by the State of Western Australia through ArtsWA, to offer an advocacy service to WA writers, editors and publishers. It is part of Ozwrite, an Australia-wide network of federally-funded State Writers Centres.
White Tower Writers Association 11, Chequer Road, Doncaster DN1 2AA. Tel: 01302 812908
A national organisation whose objective is to support creative writing at all levels. It currently has around 200 members, the majority of whom are (for want of a better term) enthusiastic amateurs.
Annual subscription is £10.00, to which can be added either £5.00 to cover all postages, or the monthly supply of two stamped (39p) addressed, A5 size, envelopes, for the newsletter and "Partial Eclipse", the monthly magazine which contains the monthly competition-winning pieces - optional purchase at £1.00 a copy. There is also an optional quarterly magazine, "Eclipse", which contains some of the better of members' work. 
Women Writers' Network
Contact: Caroline White 0181 521 5791

Mentoring and editing for writers from the Writing Smithy

The Writing Smithy is a new literary consultancy, run by novelist Jenn Ashworth and poet Sarah Hymas, offering services to people who want to develop as a writer, be that on a specific short-term project or over a longer period of time. Based in the NW they can work with you face to face, over the phone, or online. For more information about what they offer visit