Programme of events

 Please browse our current programme of events below.

Friday October 19th, 2018, 8.00pm
Event: Poems That do Well in Competitions
Location: St Michael’s Parish Centre, St Michael’s Street,  St Albans, AL3 4SL
Description: Some successful entrants for the Ver Poets Open
competition will discuss their work, including Alan George, Juliet Troy and Chris Delaney and the winner Emma Simon.

Friday November 16th, 2018, 8.00pm
Event: The Poetry of R. S. Thomas
Location: St Michael’s Parish Centre, St Michael’s Street,  St Albans, AL3 4SL
Description: The Revd Kenneth Padley, Vicar of St Michael with St Mary, St Albans, will give a talk on the poetry of R. S. Thomas. There will be an opportunity for discussion and a chance to read your favourite R. S. Thomas poem.

Friday January 18th, 2019, 8.00pm
Event: I Robert Graves
Location: St Michael’s Parish Centre, St Michael’s Street,  St Albans, AL3 4SL
Description: The author is best known for ‘I Claudius’ and ‘Goodbye To All That’. Time to reappraise his poetry? There will be a group discussion and you are invited to bring along a Robert Graves poem to read.

Friday February 15th, 2019, 8.00pm
Event: Ten-Liners Results Evening
Location: St Michael’s Parish Centre, St Michael’s Street,  St Albans, AL3 4SL
Description: Anthony Fisher will give his report and award prizes. Readings of winning and selected poems.

Friday March 15th, 2019, 8.00pm
Event: Poetry Writing Workshop
Location: St Michael’s Parish Centre, St Michael’s Street,  St Albans, AL3 4SL
Description: There will be an exercise or activity designed to get you writing new poetry. Bring pen and paper.

April 2019, date TBA, 7.30pm
Event: Poetry Reading
Location: St Albans Central Library,  The Maltings, St Albans, AL1 3JQ
Description: Three or four distinguished poets will read their poems. There will be an open mic for short poems and a chance to ask questions at the end.
Note earlier start time at library.

Friday May 17th, 2019, 8.00pm
Event: Members’ Evening
Location: St Michael’s Parish Centre, St Michael’s Street,  St Albans, AL3 4SL
Description: Members who have recently published collections will be invited to read from their work. Members who have had a poem published during the year are also invited to read.

July 2019, date TBA
Event: Open Competition Prize-giving
Location: TBA
Description: Readings of the winning and selected poems from the Ver Poets Open Competition 2018, followed by a reading by this year’s judge Kathryn Maris.