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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


November Events 2014

November Events 2014

Thu 6. Simon Armitage discusses Paper Aeroplane. 7pm at Daunt Books Marylebone High Street. Tickets may be purchased from Daunt Books in person, with credit/debit card by telephone 0207 224 2295 or here online. Fri
 14 & Sat 15. Small Publishers Fair. Including Special Exhibition: Martin Rogers & Les Coleman, with readings on the Saturday. Admission free. 11 am – 7 pm. Conway Hall, Red Lion Square WC1R 4RL.

Sat 15. Poetry Surgery with Daljit Nagra. 1-3pm. Bring along up to three poems and Daljit Nagra will offer supportive critical feedback. £5, booking recommended: www.keatsevents.eventbrite.co.uk. Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, London NW3 2RR.

Mon 17. Wallace Stevens. An event celebrating the late great American poet. 7 pm. Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG. Email: info@poetinthecity.co.uk. Tel: 020 7520 1490. Book: www.kingsplace.co.uk.

Tue 18. Nina Zivancevic, Giles Goodland and David Miller. £5 or £3. 7.30 pm. The Blue Bus: The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, WC1N 3LZ.

Tue 18. Templar Poetry Live at Keats House. 7-8.30. An evening with Christopher James, Beatrice Garland and the winner of the 2014 Straid Collection Award (yet to be announced!). Free, booking recommended: www.keatsevents.eventbrite.co.uk. Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, London NW3 2RR.

Thu 20. Vanguard Readings. Readers are James Byrne, Josephine Corcoran, Josephine Dickinson, Cristina Newton, Richard Skinner & Michael Symmons Roberts. The Bear Freehouse, 296a Camberwell New Road, London SE5 0RP. Start time is 7.30pm.

Mon 24. Through the Door finale. 7pm. The British Library. Sir Andrew Motion is joined by poets and archivists from across the project in a celebration of new poetry and rediscovered archives. Book here: www.bl.uk/whatson/events.

Sun 30. Keats House Poets Present…“when the frost Has wrought a silence”. 2-4pm. Keats House Poets Anthony Hett and Deanna Rodger give seasonally inspired poetry workshop. Free, booking essential: www.keatsevents.eventbrite.co.uk. Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, London NW3 2RR.