April 2015 Poetry Events

Templar Poetry Live Keats House

Date: Tuesday 7 April, 2015 Time: 7:00 PM Price: FREE ADMISSION & A GLASS OF WINE: BOOKING RECOMMENDED Venue address: Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, LONDON NW3 2RR

Publicity material for this event says: “I write in English, but the ghost of Irish hovers behind it; and English itself is full of ghostly presences.” Ciaran Carson is the author of nine books of poetry and winner of the T S Eliot Prize and the Forward Prize for Best Poetry Collection. He is currently Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University, Belfast. Supported by Arts Council England. 7 – 8.30pm Free, booking recommended.

Contact: info@templarpoetry.com Keats House: 020 7332 3868

Friday 10th April

Ruth O’Callaghan Presents

Indigo Dream Poets

Greg Freeman, Caroline Maldonado & Mandy Pannet

Poets from the Floor Very Welcome

Trinity United Reform Church, 1 Buck St, Camden Town

7.00p.m.(doors open 6.30) Entrance £5/£4          Wine

Poetry Butcher

Date: Saturday 11th April Time: 11am – 6pm Price: Free (but booking required) Venue: Saison Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Need some help with your poetry writing?

Get a slice of feedback from our Poetry Butcher, Clare Pollard. Not for the faint-hearted, our butcher will cut straight to the heart of your poem with her razor-sharp critical expertise.

Only one poem should be brought along on the day, which should be one page of A4 at the most.

Contact: Please note that to book a fifteen-minute slot with our butcher you must email specialedition@poetrylibrary.org.uk


Octavio Paz and the United Kingdom

Date: Monday 13 April, 2015 Time: 2:00 PM Price: £10, concessions available Venue address: British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Publicity material for this event says:

This seminar explores the connections Paz made with British literature and academic life In 1970, Mexican Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz was a Professor at Cambridge, a defining and transitional time in his career that sowed in him a life-long interest in Britain. This seminar explores this little-studied period and the connections Paz made with British literature and academic life.

Contact: Tel: +44 (0)1937 546546 Email: boxoffice@bl.uk
Event website

Campaign in Poetry launch party

Date: Wednesday 15 April, 2015 Time: 7:30 PM Price: Free Venue address: Betsey Trotwood pub (upstairs room), 56 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3BL

Publicity material for this event says:

Join the Emma Press for the launch of our anthology of political poems, curated with passion and timed for the run-up to the UK General Election. We’ve collected poems which engage with the concerns of voters, including unconvincing politicians and social inequality. With readings from Mona Arshi, Kayo Chingonyi, Dai George, Jan Heritage, Holly Hopkins, Luke Kennard, Anna Kisby, Rachel Long, Richard O’Brien, Clare Pollard, Ewan Stevenson, Jon Stone, James Trevelyan and Kate Wise.        Readings start at 8pm.

Poetry @ the Print Room

Date: Tuesday 14 April, 2015 Time: 7:30 PM Price: £10 Venue address: Print Room at the Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LB

Publicity material for this event says:

Join us for SEAN O’BRIEN reading from his latest collection, THE BEAUTIFUL LIBRARIANS, just published by Picador, MAUREEN DUFFY reading from ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, published by Enitharmon Press and a chance to hear YANG LIAN reading from recent work …. Ticket price includes a glass of wine and authors’ books will be on sale

Contact: hello@the-print-room.org   0203 642 6606  TICKETS VIA WEBSITE, EMAIL OR PHONE

Dodo Modern Poets

Date: Wednesday 15 April, 2015 Time: 8:00 PM Price: £8 and £7 concessions Venue address: The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London, WC2H 9BX

Publicity material for this event says:

Radical songwriter with the human touch
ANDY V FROST Motorcycling bard revs up for a splendid journey
PENNY FAULKNER Crafted verse from a stellar performer
PATRIC CUNNANE Wit & wisdom from Folkestone’s finest

Contact: patric.poet@zen.co.uk; Tel: 01303 243868; mobile: 07769 777022

Wednesday 22nd April  Poetry at Lauderdale House

Mona Arshi, Philip Hancock, Robin Houghton, Alan Murray, Geraldine Paine and Richard Skinner  Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG

Time: 8pm; Tickets £5.00 (Concessions: £3.00)     Ph: 020-8348 8716

Saturday 25th April  Jacqueline Saphra presents


with Mona Arshi, Anja Konig, Miriam Nash, Jacqueline Saphra, Rosie Shepperd, and Liane Strauss.

The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9BX

7.30 – 9.30 pm Entry £6/4 Refreshments from bar


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