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I use the FaceBook symbol to indicate there is also a FaceBook page for a given event and link to it. I have had the policy of preferring non-F/book sites (unless they have little useful information), as some people are wise enough to wish to have no dealings with the dreaded FaecesBök; but equally, some are happy to embrace this fallen world, and commit to its leading social network, and the FaceBook page is often updated more than a more formal website, and people can communicate via it. So I'll add the little symbol to sites where I am aware there is also a FaceBook page in addition to the page I have linked its name to. And don't forget you can use the FaceBook group page Modernpoetry/org.uk Collective for feedback, notification and communication, or, email me on peter@greatworks.org.uk, or use any other means of communicating with me you are aware of. Plus I've separated out long-lasting events, like exhibitions, put them in finishing order, and thus made it clearer when the current & forthcoming events start.

This listing obviously is restricted to London, which I take to include every inch of Surrey, and for the listing's purposes various other places within the Great Wen's embrace and travel area (which are not major sites of their own innovative poetry scene). Occasionally even Brighton. Other English innovative poetry scenes at present that may interest Great Works and modernpoetry.org.uk users:

The best source of information on all forms of poetry events in England is the Poetry Library's newsletter, which can be registered for at their Events page, or you can consult their Poetry readings page. Other good listings of events are on The Other Room (mainly North of England-focused, but often with London events involving Northern poets), Vents (on Twitter — Poetry Events@hixeros), and also Shearsman. You will find also useful material on The Poetry Gig Guide on WriteOutLoud, which has a national coverage & a wide range of events. Try too, though it is out of date, the readings and other events section of modernpoetry.org.uk's Links page.

Colour codings: new listing   change to event details   correction to listing   quoting publicity material   cancelled   personal comment. Updated: February 20/21/22


Exhibitions &c

Thursday
November 16–
Sunday
February 25
11 am–8 pm
closed Mondays

Darkness Visible: participatory installation by artist Sam Winston, exploring perception and spoken word. After spending a number of weeks in his studio, living and drawing in complete darkness, Sam Winston has created an immersive exhibition which allows you to experience the creative impact of darkness. You can enter a newly commissioned dark room which is completely covered in text that has been written by the artist during the creation of the installation. + poetic responses by Emily Berry, Kayo Chingonyi, George Szirtes and others

Poetry Library, Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road SE1 8XX
free

Thursday
October 19–
Wednesday
March 28
Monday: by arrangement
Tuesday–
Saturday: 10 am–6 pm Sunday: 12 noon–5 pm

Parasolstice — Winter Light 2017 Robert MontgomeryRobert Montgomery's Poem in lights to be scattered in the square mile responds to the geography and neighbourhood surrounding Parasol unit

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, 14 Wharf Road N1 7RW
free entry

Wednesday
February 7–
Sunday
May 20
Saturday–
Wednesday: 11 am–8 pm
Thursday &
Friday: 11 am–8 pm
Bank Holiday Mondays: 12 noon–8 pm
Good Friday: 12 noon–9 pm

Yto Barrada, Agadir: a dramatic installation — encompassing a mural, film commission, sculptures, and a series of live and recorded performances — to consider how a city and its people might address the process of reinvention following disaster. Barrada takes as her starting point a surreal text by Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine — Agadir (1967) — reflecting on the devastating earthquake of 1960 that destroyed much of the modernist Moroccan city., translated by Pierre Joris; Live performances will take place on selected Saturdays — 10 & 24 February, 3 & 31 March, 21 & 28 April, 5 & 12 May (all tbc)

The Curve Gallery, the Barbican, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

February

Tuesday
February 20
7–9 pm

Above the Mealy-Mouthed Sea: performance poet Jemima Foxtrot

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, 14 Wharf Road N1 7RW
£8/£6; book online

Wednesday
February 21
6.50–9 pm

Caplet // Feb 21 2018 // Sarah Cave and Laurel Uziell

Capital Letters in the Chapel at St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green E29PL
free

Thursday
February 22–
Wednesday
March 21

Scribbling and Scrawling: Lisa Kiew, Simone Kay, Adam Baron, Patrick Cosgrove, Alan Boyce, Simon Tyrell, Lucy Furlong, Yvonne Litschel, Molly Bergin, Dacy Lim, Silje Ree, Julia Rose Lewis, Olga Kolesnikova, Denise McCulloch, MJ Weller, Daniele Pantano, Paul Hawkins, Daniel Lehan, Deborah Sibbald, Mark Jackson, Lucy Crump, Alison Miller, Paul Hawkins, Cleary Mallard, Linda Black, Sarah Dawson, Mendoza, Jaclyn Del Guidice, Phoebe Robertson, Hugh Hadfield, Astra Papachristodoulou, Nicole Polonsky, Matthew Kay, SJ Fowler

curated by Molly Bergin, Yvonne Litschel, Shelisha Johnson, Silje Ree, Vilde Torset and SJ Fowler for Writers' Centre Kingston at The Museum of Futures, 117 Brighton Rd, Surbiton KT6 5NJ
free

Thursday
February 22
7 pm

Making: Stella Duffy, Ann Hulland, Diego Ferrari, marking the beginning of Scribbling and Scrawling + one-off Camerade: Dacy Lim & TBC / Marcia Knight Latter & Alan Boyce / Olga Kolesnikova & Julia Rose Lewis / Yvonne Litschel & Shelisha Johnson / Lucy Furlong & Susie Campbell

Writers' Centre Kingston at The Museum of Futures, 117 Brighton Rd, Surbiton KT6 5NJ
free

Thursday
February 22
7.30 pm

Antoine Beuger & Emmanuelle Waeckerlé — "Speak// if you can": text, scores, performance: Three Pieces From Emmanuelle Waeckerlé’s "Ode (Owed) To O: (Story Of), O(Hh) And O(Nly)." Two evenings of performances of text based scores by Antoine Beuger and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé, realised by Antoine Beuger, John Eyles, Sarah Hughes, Petri Huurinainen, Charlotte Keefe, Will Montgomery, Artur Vidal and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé.

curated by Will Montgomery and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé with support from the Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre; the Humanities and Arts Research Institute, Royal Holloway; and the University of the Creative Arts research fund at Café Oto, 1–7 Ashwin Street, Dalston E8 3DL, 1–7 Ashwin Street, Dalston E8 3DL
£12, £10 advance; series pass for February 23 also: £18 advance

Thursday
February 22
7–10 pm

Sean Bonney

Mayday Rooms, 88 Fleet St EC4Y 1DH (entrance in Bride Lane)

Thursday
February 22
7.30–9.30 pm

Feldman & Beckett Words and Music | Lukoszevieze Opéret : An assembly performing Morton Feldman & Samuel Beckett: Words and Music + Anton Lukoszevieze: Opéret OPERA Operec (world premiere, makes use of speaking, sounds, dance, music, recordings and singing to explore the poems and essays by Benjamin Péret and Georges Perec.)

The Round Chapel, 1D Glenarm Road, Hackney E5 0LY
tickets £10/£8 available online

Friday
February 23
7.30 pm

Antoine Beuger & Emmanuelle Waeckerlé — "Speak// if you can": text, scores, performance : Two Compositions By Antoine Beuger: "Keine Fernen Mehr" & ". . . Of Being Numerous" Two evenings of performances of text based scores by Antoine Beuger and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé, realised by Antoine Beuger, John Eyles, Sarah Hughes, Petri Huurinainen, Charlotte Keefe, Will Montgomery, Artur Vidal and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé

curated by Will Montgomery and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé with support from the Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre; the Humanities and Arts Research Institute, Royal Holloway; and the University of the Creative Arts research fund at Café Oto, 1–7 Ashwin Street, Dalston E8 3DL, 1–7 Ashwin Street, Dalston E8 3DL
£12, £10 advance; series pass for February 22 also: £18 advance

Friday
February 23
6.45 for 7–8.45 pm

Katy Bohinc: Poetic Invocation: The Feminine Divine — Scarlet Imprint: We invite you to a night in which poet and mage Katy Bohinc brings alive her ode to the goddess Hera for a limited audience in a candle-lit space. The writer invokes, relates and manifests the force of this divinity, reading from her new book Trinity Star Trinity, published by Scarlet Imprint. Those present will experience the divine feminine in the complex, electrifying energy of Bohinc's exceptional poetic voice. She will be introduced by Scarlet Imprint's Peter Grey and Alkistis Dimech. Drinks and a soiree follow, during which there will be informal signings. Katy Bohinc has a background in classical poetic form, pure mathematics and the Occupy movement

Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury WC1E 7BS
Free of charge but advance booking essential. Ring 020 7419 8507, or book online

Saturday
February 24
10.30–11.30 am

ENDPAPERS READING GROUP // Thieves + Theory : to accompany exhibition Frivolous Convulsions will be Jean Genet's The Thief's Journal partnered with Federico Garcia Lorca's "Theory and Function of the Duende" PDF version of the Lorca essay downloadable from website

Turf Projects, 46–47 Trinity Court (ground floor), Whitgift Centre CR0 1UQ Croydon
free to join us and take part in the discussions! Free refreshments will also be available.

Sunday
February 25
10 am–5 pm

Lacan/Foucault: Author, Subject, Vitalism/Materialism : In this one-day intensive course we will compare and contrast Lacan’s and Foucault’s respective stances on subjectivity. We will focus on their apparently convergent but also, on close inspection, fundamentally different critiques of the classical notion of the subject.

Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead NW3 5SX
£65/£50 bookable online

Sunday
February 25
2—4 pm

Keats House Poets Present. . . Ella Frears : Dean Atta hosts an afternoon of open-mic poetry with a headline performance by poet, visual artist and curator Ella Frears. Open mic sign up from 1.45 pm.

Keats House, 10, Keats Grove, Hampstead NW3 2RR
free but register online

Tuesday
February 27
7–8 pm

A Sentimental Journey: Martin Rowson and Iain Sinclair: in discussion, on Laurence Sterne's A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy (new edition with illustrations by Rowson, from Uniform Books)

London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place WC1A 2JL
£10; book online

Tuesday
February 27
7–11 pm

Contraband Live: Launch of David Miller, Spiritual Letters (Contraband Books, 2018), with readings from Spiritual Letters by David Miller, April Fredrick, Steve Torrance and Matt Martin + music from keyboardist Steve Torrance, violinist/soprano April Fredrick and David himself on clarinet + poetry and performance from Fran Lock, Michael Zand and Karen Sandhu + Open Mic slot + Contraband book-stall

Contraband Books, in the Apollo Concert Room, The Crown Tavern, 43 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell EC1R 0EG
Entry is free

March

Thursday
March 1
6.30 for 7,15–9 pm

Launch of Natural Phenomena by Meryl Pugh supported by Nancy Campbell

Penned in the Margins at Nomadic Community Garden, Fleet Street Hill, Shoreditch E1 5ES
Free entry. RSVP essential

Thursday
March 1
7.30 pm

Amy De'Ath & Jon Clay

Xing the Line at Iklectik Art Lab, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, Waterloo SE1 7LG
£5 or £3

Saturday
March 3
2–4 pm workshop tbc

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

Tenderbooks, 6 Cecil Court, Charing Cross Road WC2N 4HE

Wednesday
March 7
6–8 pm

Cathay, introduced by Kent Su

London Cantos Reading Group, in room 234, Senate House, Malet Street WC1E 7HU
all welcome, hand-outs and wine will be provided

Thursday
March 8
7 pm

English PEN Modern Literature Festival III: Mona Arshi for Zehra Dogan, Helen Palmer for Me Nam, Sara Upstone for Dawit Isaak, Adam Baron for Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, Prudence Chamberlain for Patiwat Saraiyaem and Pornthip Munkhong, Eley Williams For Tsering Woeser, David Spittle for Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury, and 2 more writers to be announced

Writers' Centre Kingston at All Saints Church Kingston upon Thames, 14–16 Market Place, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1JP

Tuesday
March 8
7–9 pm

An Evening of Poetry: with Joey Connolly, Edward Doegar, Jemima Foxtrot + Rebecca Tamás

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, 14 Wharf Road N1 7RW
free book online

Saturday
March 10
4–6 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop – New Series

for more information email Antony John (antonyjohnfrancisAThotmailDOTcom

The Barley Mow, 127 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3BX

Tuesday
March 13
7.30 pm

Andre Bagoo, Laurie Duggan & Carol Watts

Shearsman Reading Series at Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2TH
no admission fee

Wednesday
March 14
7–8 pm

Kaveh Akbar and Richard Scott , reading and in conversation

London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place WC1A 2JL
£10; book online

Friday
March 16
2–6 pm

Maladies of the Book Symposium 4: Samuel Beckett

Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought and Department of Art Goldsmith University of London in ? the Studio, Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall SW1Y 5AH

Friday
March 16
7 for 7.30–9 pm

Kaveh Akbar with Rachel Long and Holly Singlehurst

The Poetry Society at The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street WC2H 9BX
£8 or £6

Saturday
March 17
10 am–7 pm

Writing Women and Suffrage: Bedford Square : Conference with banner-making and march — 10–11 am Rosemary Ashton (keynote), The Ladies' College at 47 Bedford Square: Where it all Began; 11–11.30: Coffee, Student Projects and Banner Viewing; 11.30–12.30 pm: David Herd, The Campaign for Women’s Suffrage and the Campaign to End Indefinite Immigration Detention: Some Points of Intersection & Drew Milne, Women's Suffrage and the Biotariat; 2.30–1.30: Lunch, Banner Making, Student projects on view; 1.30–2.30: Georgina Colby, Kathy Acker and New Forms of Suffragism, and Sarah Hayden, Sugar of fictitious values. A Loy-al lecture-poem; 2.30–3.30: readings & film — Andrea Brady, Nisha Ramayya, Redell Olsen (Now Circa 1918); 3.30–4.30: Tea, Banner Making, Procession; 5.00: Arrive Woburn Room, Senate House: Drinks; 5:30: Isabel Waidner, reading and contextual framing of two formally innovative novels, Gaudy Bauble (2017) and They Are Made of Diamond Stuff (work in progress), & Deborah Levy reading from her soon to be released new book, The Cost of Living (Hamish Hamilton, 2018); 7.00: Close and thanks

Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre, 11 Bedford Square WC1B 3RA
free but register

Saturday
March 17
7 for 7.30 pm

The Poem Brut: new work from SJ Fowler, Sam Skinner, Chrissy Williams, Lavinia Singer, Matvei Yankelevich, Julia Rose Lewis, Julia Schuster, Olga Moskvina, Oliver Mayeux, Mischa Foster Poole, Ruhi Parmar Amin, Andrew Bagoo and more. A literary event celebrating of the visual, visceral, messy, handwritten and colourful in poetry

curated by SJ Fowler at Venue 2, Rich Mix, 35–47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
free

Saturday
March 17
8 for 8.30–10.30 pm

The Remote Viewers: David Petts (sax), Adrian Northover (sax), John Edwards (double bass); poetry from Gabrielle Repunk Tyrrell; Bicycle Clip Sex: James Holcombe (eletronics & films), Hugh Metcalfe (words & guitar)/Matt Scott (accordion); Sir Gideon Vein (esteemed & venerated Victorian thespian), Alix Hyde (violin)

Klinker Club at no.h.here, first floor, 316–318 Bethnal Green Road E2 OAG
£7/£4 concessions

Sunday
March 18
7–11 pm

Collusion (pt.2) showcasing experimental/innovative/participatory/other music and poetry. It's an "open mic" thing at an unusual venue in Hackney Wick. All forms are welcome, but experimental, improvised and participatory things are especially encouraged.

Capital Letters at Grow, Hackney, 98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick E9 5LN

Monday
March 19
5.45–8 pm

Open Evening — MA Creative Writing (Poetic Practice): 5.45–6 pm: Pre-Tour of the building/classrooms (optional); 6–7: Alumni reading and Q&A; 7–8: Q&A session with the MA tutors

Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre, 11 Bedford Square WC1B 3RA
Space is limited, so please note that if you register and are then unable to come we would love to know so that we can offer your place to someone else.

Tuesday
March 20
7.30 pm

STRANGE UMBRELLAS #19 w/ Blanca Regina / Xname + Emmaalouise Smith + Alan Courtis / Adam Bohman + Bea Haut + Karel Doing / Pierre Bouvier Patron / Jack Goldstein + STEVE BERESFORD / SATOKO FUKUDA

Strange Umbrellas at Café Oto, 1–7 Ashwin Street, Dalston E8 3DL, 1–7 Ashwin Street, Dalston E8 3DL
£8/£6 online

Wednesday
March 21
6.50–9 pm

Caplet // Sonia Quintero plus others

Capital Letters in the Chapel at St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green E29PL
free

Thursday
March 22
7 pm

Poem Brut: Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Harry Man, Tawny Andersen, Jeramy Dodds, Sarah Dawson, Lucy Furlong, Iris Colomb and more + tbc

part of Poem Brut, at Minima Yacht Club, 48a High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. KT1 1HN
free

Sunday
March 25
7 pm

Out of the Shadows: Penny Slinger / Richard Kovitch / Psychological Strategy Board / Adam Hamish Haggerty / Dee Sada: an evening inspired by the artist Penny Slinger as we explore her work through through films, sound performances and discussions. The event is curated by Dee Sada and Adam Hamish Haggerty. — film PENNY SLINGER — OUT OF THE SHADOWS (Richard Kovitch, 2017), and performances of Psychological Strategy Board by Jonny Mugwump and Paul Snowdown, and by Dee Sada

Café Oto, 1–7 Ashwin Street, Dalston E8 3DL, 1–7 Ashwin Street, Dalston E8 3DL
£10 or £8 in advance

April

Thursday
April 5
7 pm

European Poetry Festival 2018: Opening Night: Pierre Alfieri, Agnieszka Studinska, Alessandro Burbank, Olga Kolesnikova, Synne Johnson, Henriette Hjorthen Støren + tbc

Writers' Centre Kingston at Rose Theatre Kingston, 24–26 High Street, Kingston-upon-Thames KT1 1HL
free

Thursday
April 5
7.30 pm

Irreversible Entanglements: Irreversible Entanglements are a liberation-oriented free jazz collective formed in early 2015 by saxophonist Keir Neuringer, poet Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother) and bassist Luke Stewart, who came together to perform at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event organised after the slaying of Akai Gurley by the NYPD. Months later the group added trumpeter Aquiles Navarro and drummer Tcheser Holmes for a single day of recording at Seizure's Palace in Brooklyn, and the full quintet's first time playing together was captured for their startling self titled debut. In four relentless bouts of inspired fire music the instrumentalists explore and elaborate compositional ideas drawn from their deep individual studies of free jazz improvisation, but the tone of each piece is driven decisively by Ayewa's searing poetic narrations of Black trauma, survival and power.

Café Oto, 1–7 Ashwin Street, Dalston E8 3DL, 1–7 Ashwin Street, Dalston E8 3DL
£17, £15 advance

Saturday
April 7

European Poetry Night: London ?

curated by SJ Fowler at Rich Mix, 35–47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA

Tuesday
April 10
7.30 pm

tba

Shearsman Reading Series at Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2TH
no admission fee

Saturday
April 14
4–6 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop – New Series

for more information email Antony John (antonyjohnfrancisAThotmailDOTcom

The Barley Mow, 127 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3BX

Saturday
April 14
12 noon–1 pm

Clive Gresswell

part of Hive at Little Red Creative Studios, 32a George Street, Luton, Bedfordshire LU12AZ

Sunday
April 15
3–4 pm

Clive Gresswell

part of Hive at Little Red Creative Studios, 32a George Street, Luton, Bedfordshire LU12AZ

Sunday
April 15
7–11 pm

Collusion (the micro-festival) showcasing experimental/innovative/participatory/other music and poetry, including music from Leika, GROK, ALSO, & poetry from Peter Philpott, Matt Martin, Wayne Clements and Jonathan Mann (performing Statutory Instruments, or bits of it) + lots tba

Capital Letters at Grow, Hackney, 98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick E9 5LN

Tuesday
April 17
7.30 for 8–10.30 pm

Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg (voice)/Phil Gibbs (guitar)/Matthias Boss (violin)/Matt Scott (accordion) Belgium vocal virtuoso & company; Klaus Bru & guests; more tbc

Klinker Club at Resistance Gallery, 265 Poyser Street, Bethnal Green E2 9RF
£7/£4 concessions

Monday
April 23
10am–5 pm

Eric Mottram Remembered: "poet, professor and cultural firebrand": conference, with an exhibition of manuscripts, books and digital material — 10 am: Coffee, tea and biscuits 10.30: welcome by Geoffrey Browell, followed by introduction to the Mottram papers and her recent work on them by Valerie Soar: Eric, the man and his archive; 11.00: Allen Fisher on Eric Mottram and Painting; 11.45: Dale Carter on Eric Mottram and Politics; 12.30 pm: sandwich lunch provided by Archives in the Council Room, and a chance to see some material from Eric Mottram's Archive; 1.30: Juha Virtanen on The Legacy of the British Poetry Revival and the Materiality of Archives; 2.10: Panel discussion on the legacy of Eric Mottram, with Ken Edwards, Peter Middleton, Gavin Selerie, Robert Hampson, Peter Barry, and Mike Hrebeniak (tbc), chaired by Clive Bush, followed by Q&A; 3.05: Coffee, tea and biscuits; 3.20: Visual recordings by Will Rowe (title tbc) and John Whiting, Obi-Wan Kenobi meets Admiral Ackbar: Eric Mottram talks with Erik Bauersfeld at October Sound; 4.15: Pierre Joris on A Transatlantic Turbine: Eric Mottram in the World Today (tbc); 5: Close, and a further chance to see some material from archive

sponsored by the Archives Department in the Council Room, 2nd floor of the Strand Building, King's College London, The Strand WC2R 2LS
£5/£3 concessions

Wednesday
April 25
6.50–9 pm

Caplet // Scott Thurston plus others

Capital Letters in the Chapel at St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green E29PL
free

Saturday
April 28
2–4 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

Tenderbooks, 6 Cecil Court, Charing Cross Road WC2N 4HE

Saturday
April 28
6.30–7.30 pm

Clive Gresswell

part of Hive at Theatre Delicatessen, 2, Finsbury Avenue, London EC2M 2PA

May

Tuesday
May 8
7.30 pm

Kit Fryatt + tba

Shearsman Reading Series at Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2TH
no admission fee

Friday
May 11
2–6 pm

Maladies of the Book Symposium 5: Marguerite Duras

Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought and Department of Art Goldsmith University of London in ? the Studio, Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall SW1Y 5AH

Saturday
May 12
4–6 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop – New Series

for more information email Antony John (antonyjohnfrancisAThotmailDOTcom

The Barley Mow, 127 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3BX

Thursday
May 17
7.30 for 8–10.30 pm

tbc

Klinker Club at Bethnal Green Working Mens' Club, 42–44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green E2 6NB
£7/£4 concessions

Saturday
May 19
2–4 pm workshop tbc

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

Tenderbooks, 6 Cecil Court, Charing Cross Road WC2N 4HE

Wednesday
May 30
6.50–9 pm

tba

Capital Letters in the Chapel at St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green E29PL
free

June

Wednesday
June 6

Poem Brut: Maja Jantar, SJ Fowler, Tom Jenks, Saradha Soobrayen (TBC)

Poetry Library, Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road SE1 8XX

Saturday
June 9
2–4 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

Tenderbooks, 6 Cecil Court, Charing Cross Road WC2N 4HE

Saturday
June 9
3–5 pm workshop tbc

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

The King & Queen, 1 Foley St, Fitzrovia W1W 6DL

Wednesday
June 27
6.50–9 pm

tba

Capital Letters in the Chapel at St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green E29PL
free

Saturday
June 30
2–4 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

Tenderbooks, 6 Cecil Court, Charing Cross Road WC2N 4HE

July

Saturday
July 14
4–6 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop – New Series

for more information email Antony John (antonyjohnfrancisAThotmailDOTcom

The Barley Mow, 127 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3BX

Saturday
July 21
2–4 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

Tenderbooks, 6 Cecil Court, Charing Cross Road WC2N 4HE

August

Saturday
August 11
2–4 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

Tenderbooks, 6 Cecil Court, Charing Cross Road WC2N 4HE

Saturday
August 11
3–5 pm workshop tbc

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

The King & Queen, 1 Foley St, Fitzrovia W1W 6DL

October!

Wednesday
October 31
7 pm

Ezra Pound: Making it New — Poet in the City: Born in America, but at home in the literary landscapes of London and Italy, Ezra Pound holds the foremost position in the modernist canon, a writer who transgressed the boundaries of form, politics and time. Regarded by his contemporaries as the man who made modern poetry possible, he playfully ruptured syntax, narratives and conventional rhythms to establish a discordant poetics.

Poet in the City in Hall Two, Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross N1 9AG
£12.50, savers £9.50, book online with £3 booking fee

Email me to give me details of any readings or other events to put on this page. Email me when I've made a mistake also, please! Or post on Modernpoetry/org.uk Collective. But do please note that this listing is of poetry (& some related activities) occurring within the tradition or community of British Innovative Poetry, because that's the only poetry that seems worthwhile to me. I can be very inclusive, alarmingly so I am sure to some; but there are clear limits to what I will publicise. Look back on modernpoetry.org.uk or on Great Works if you are unsure.