Programme of events

 Please browse our current programme of events below.

Friday February 23rd, 2018, 8.00pm
Event: Ten-Liners Results Evening
Location: St Michael’s Parish Centre, St Michael’s Street, St Albans AL3 4SL
Description: Robert Peake will give his report and award prizes. Readings of winning and selected poems.

Wednesday February 28th, 2018, 7.30pm
Event: Poetry Reading at the Pudding Stop
Location: The Pudding Stop, 6 The Colonnade, Verulam Rd, St Albans AL3 4DD
Description: Various members will be reading a selection of their poems. There will also be an Open Mic for anyone with a poem to read.

Friday March 16th, 2018, 8.00pm
Event: Poetry Writing Workshop
Location: St Michael’s Parish Centre, St Michael’s Street, St Albans AL3 4SL
Description: Brian Young will be leading this event, offering an exercise or activity designed to get you writing new poetry. Bring pen and paper.

Tuesday March 20th, 2018, 7.00pm
Event: Ver Poets Reading
Location: Lumen, 88 Tavistock Place WC1H 9RT
Description: A group of Ver Poets members will read some of their poems. Entry £5.

Friday May 18th, 2018, 8.00pm
Event: The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Location: St Michael’s Parish Centre, St Michael’s Street, St Albans AL3 4SL
Description: Anna Avebury will give a talk on the poetry of Mary Oliver. There will be an opportunity for discussion and a chance to read your favourite Mary Oliver poem.

Friday June 14th, 2018, 8.00pm
Event: Member’s Evening
Location: St Michael’s Parish Centre, St Michael’s Street, St Albans AL3 4SL
Description: In the first half, Ruth O’Callaghan will give a talk on mentoring. She is a widely published poet and leads workshops in London, Lisbon and Bergen. She is an experienced mentor and workshop leader, and works both with published poets and novice poets trying to achieve a first collection. She will also give a reading of her own poems.
In the second half, 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.

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