Listing for September 2021: Online Literary Events

 

Whoa, it’s September already? COVID-19 is still with us, but life in the UK has taken a few steps closer to resembling normality. Here in the UK, many Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. Organisers are juggling various challenges to ensure art events can happen safely – more gigs are returning to their venues (at full/reduced capacity) while others have opted to stay virtual for a bit longer. However, plenty of people remain cautious about venturing out to attend gigs, especially those who are vulnerable.

So, if you’re feeling a bit isolated, here is the good news: plenty of creative communities across the UK, and all around the globe, CONTINUE to plug the void in our lives with some amazing virtual events! 

The HCE magazine team have created another list of online literary open mics, events and workshops (listed in separate categories below), to help you plan for the weeks ahead. Don’t miss out on taking part. Why not see this as an opportunity to “travel” far and wide to attend events overseas, while they’re still easily accessible?

 

 

OPEN MICS

Wed 1st Sept, 7-8.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Poetry Bubble
Free poetry open mic event for adults, hosted by Worcestershire Libraries. 5-minute slots for sharing your creative work in a supportive environment. For more details and to register for tickets, visit the Eventbrite page.

Wed 1st Sept, 7-9PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Crafty Crows ~ Online Poetry, Helen Ivory & Kitty Donnelly
(Usually happens in: Gloucestershire, UK)
Free event. The Gloucestershire Poetry Society presents this regular poetry night, hosted by Josephine Lay. Featuring Helen Ivory, Kitty Donnelly and poetry open mic. For more details or to register, visit the Helm ticket page.

Wed 1st Sept, 4AM (UK time) – via Zoom
USU: Spoken Word Poetry Open Mic
Free poetry open mic event, hosted by Mel Ree and University of Sydney Union. Poetry slam and open mic, as part of USU’s Pride celebrations. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

Thurs 2nd Sept, 7.30PM (UK time) – in-person/via Zoom
WORD Stafford – Spoken Word Open Mic
Free poetry open mic event, hosted by Jonathon Watkiss. Headliner: poet and playwright Ian Henery, with open mic slots. A small audience will attend in person, while others can attend via Zoom. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

Thurs 2nd Sept, 2.15AM (UK time) – via Zoom
The Word is Write Poetry Night with Nick P. 
Free poetry open mic event, hosted by Nick Paleologos. 30 open mic slots – one piece per performer, approx. 4 mins each. Comedy and music also welcome. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

Thurs 2nd Sept, 7.45PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Lime Square Poets featuring: Michael Durack
Free poetry open mic event, hosted by D’or Seifer. Headline poet: Michael Durack, plus open mic and announcements.  For details and access info, visit the Facebook event page.

Fri 3rd Sept, 2-3AM (UK time) – via Zoom/Facebook/YouTube
Open Mic – Spoken Word Poetry & Prose
Hosted by Tom Galvin and Yuba Sutter Arts & Culture. Performances of poetry and writing are welcome. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

Fri 3rd Sept, 7.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Oooh Beehive UK online slam championship – September heat
Pay As You Feel/Can Afford poetry slam event. Fifteen poets will compete in 3 rounds for the prize of £75 and a place in the 2021 Grand Final. Hosted by Clive Oseman and Nick Lovell. To attend as audience, send a request to be added to the mailing list: email ooohbeehive@btinternet.com. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

Sun 5th Sept, 7.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Yes, We Cant
(Usually happens in: Walsall, UK)
Free monthly virtual open mic event – Pay What You Can. Headliner Rosie Garland and ‘Alf Ender Joe Williams. 10 open mic slots. To request a space in the Zoom: email poetsprattlerspandemonialists@gmail.com. For more details, visit the Poets, Prattlers & Pandemonialists Facebook page.

Sun 5th Sept, 7PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Like a Blot From the Blue #19
Free poetry open mic event, hosted by Fin Hall. Slots are 5 minutes each. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

Sun 5th Sept, 3-5PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Run Your Tongue Online
(Based in: Leicester, UK)
Spoken word open mic night, hosted by Robert Reeves. Slots are 5 mins max. More info about signing up for open mic and accessing the gig is available on the Facebook event page.

Sun 5th Sept, 4PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Zoom Live from The Butchery 
Pay As You Can event (Ink, Sweat & Tears). Live poetry performances from Raymond Antrobus, Carole Bromley and Catherine Woodward. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Tues 7th Sept, 7PM (UK time) – in-person/via Zoom
York Spoken Word
(Based in: York, UK)
An open mic event for poets and story-tellers. Slots are 4 mins each. For more details, visit the Facebook group page.

Tues 7th Sept, 7-8PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Spoken Word + Live Art
Free event, hosted by Guerilla Poets and Arts & Science Council. Live art by artist CFour Black and live spoken word by Jah Smalls from Grannae’s Boyz. Attendees are invited to share a poem. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Thurs 9th Sept, 7.45PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Lime Square Poets featuring: Afric McGlinchey
Free poetry open mic event, hosted by D’or Seifer. Headline poet: Afric McGlinchey, plus open mic and announcements. For details and access info, visit the Facebook event page.

Sat 11th Sept, 12.30-2.30AM (UK time) – via Zoom
Words out Loud Spoken Word/Poetry Series
Featured poetry readings by Michael Joyce and John Enright. Plus literary trivia quiz and brief open mic. More details and register for tickets on the Eventbrite page.

Mon 13th Sept, 8.30PM (Irish Standard Time) – via Zoom/Facebook Live/Vimeo/YouTube
Ó Bhéal Online #19
(Usually happens in: Cork, Ireland)
Free poetry open mic event, hosted by Paul Casey. Ó Bhéal in association with Foras na Gaeilge presents a virtual bi-lingual event with Colette Nic Aodha and Colm Breathnach. Features live poetry prompt challenge, anthology launch with guest readers and open mic. More info and details of how to access the gig are on the Ó Bhéal website.

Mon 13th Sept, 7.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Cafe Writers September 2021
Free monthly live literature event. Featured readings by poets Chaucer Cameron and Jane Commane, plus open mic (slot needs to be booked in advance). More details and register for tickets on the Eventbrite page.

Fri 17th Sept, 8.30PM (Irish Standard Time) – via Zoom/Facebook Live/Vimeo/YouTube
Ó Bhéal Online: Cork Culture Night
(Usually happens in: Cork, Ireland)
Free poetry open mic event, hosted by Paul Casey. Ó Bhéal in association with Cork City Council presents Cork Culture Night 2021 with Elizabeth McGeown and Jenny Lindsay. Features live poetry prompt challenge, anthology launch with guest readers and open mic. More info and details of how to access the gig are on the Ó Bhéal website.

Fri 17th Sept, 7-10PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Sad Poets Doorstep Club: Margate Bookie
Free LGBT+ friendly poetry event. Headlined by Joelle Taylor and Tyrone Lewis. Open mic poets (8-min sets) will be selected in advance, check the open call for submissions. For more details or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Tues 21st Sept, 7.30PM (GMT) – in-person at Arena Theatre/via livestream
PASTA: Poets And Story Tellers Assemble
(Happens at: Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton)
Tickets are free, donations welcome. Monthly poetry open mic night from Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists – now a hybrid event!  The first half is for a theme picked at random from audience suggestions at the previous month’s event.  Theme for September is ‘relaunch’.  Second half, anything goes.  To book a slot, turn up on the night and speak to the hosts. They might be able to accept a few poems from poets joining online as text or YouTube/SoundCloud links – email poetsprattlerspandemonialists@gmail.com. You can join the PP&P Facebook group hereTo register for a ticket, visit the Ticketsolve webpage.

Thurs 23rd Sept, 6.45PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Dear Listener: Myth | Woman special!
Free poetry open mic event, hosted by Ade Couper (Worcestershire Poet Laureate). Charley Barnes and Claire Walker will give selected readings from their collaborative pamphlet ‘Myth | Woman’, followed by a Q+A. Limited number of 5-minute performance slots available (email Charley at dearlisteneropenmic@gmail.com). For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

Thurs 23rd Sept, 7.30PM (UK time) – via unknown
The Last Custodian: Accessible Book Launch
A live launch of Stephen Lightbown’s second poetry collection ‘The Last Custodian’. Stephen will be joined by host Suzannah Evans and featured artists Miss Jacqui and Rachel Nwokoro. There will also be a short open mic featuring 3 poets. To request a space in the open mic, email Liz Counsell: hello@lizcounsell.com. All poems will be live captioned and BSL interpreted and copies of poems can be made available in advance on request. For more details and to register, visit the Headfirst Bristol webpage.

Fri 24th Sept, 9PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Avow: Poetry Open Mic Night
Free poetry open mic event, hosted by Avow’s bereavement team. Theme: bereavement/grief/loss. Poets of all ages are welcome. Email Bereavement@AvowCares.org to obtain the Zoom access code and submit your poem. For more details, visit the Facebook group page.

Sun 26th Sept, 6.30-10PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Allographic Virtual Open Mic
Monthly spoken word open mic event – poetry, story-telling, drama. For more details and to register for tickets, visit the Eventbrite page.

 


EVENTS

Wed 1st Sept, 12-1PM (UK time) – via livestream
Henry Normal in Conversation with…Paul Cookson
Free event, hosted by Manchester Library and Information Service. Poet, writer, TV and film producer Henry Normal chats and shares poems with Paul Cookson, award-winning wordsmith from Flapjack Press.  For more details or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Wed 1st Sept, 7PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Mother Muse by Lorna Goodison: Carcanet Book Launch
Free poetry book launch event, for Lorna Goodison’s new collection ‘Mother Muse’. Hosted by Lee Jenkins (a Professor of English). The event will feature readings and discussion with audience Q&A. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Fri 3rd Sept, 7-10.30PM (UK time) – via Facebook livestream
Hammer & Tongue Cambridge Regional Final 2020-21
Pay by donation – slam poetry event. Six poets compete to become this year’s Hammer & Tongue Cambridge Slam Champion: Kimberly Jae, Raina Greifer, Elizabeth McGeown, Robin, Rebecca Cooney, and Kathryn O’Driscoll. Hosted by Fay Roberts. For more details or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Sat 4th Sept, 7PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Culture Matters Presents: New Online Reading Series
Free event – first in a series where publisher Culture Matters will team up with a fellow indie press to showcase four poets. With special guests Jim Aitken and Rebecca Lowe (Culture Matters) and Rushika Wick and Golnoosh Nour (Verve Poetry Press). These events aim to build solidarity between small presses and emerging artists. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Sun 5th Sept, 7-8PM (UK time) – via Zoom
‘Storytelling and Ecology’ book launch with Anthony Nanson
Free event, hosted by Arran Stibes (co-editor of Bloomsbury Advances in Ecolinguistics series). This event will include a short reading from Anthony’s book, ecological stories told by Charlene Collison, David Metcalfe and Catherine Heinemeyer, and space for questions and discussion at the end. For more details or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Sun 5th Sept, 7-8.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Launch of ‘After the Riot’ by Neil Young
Free poetry book launch event, for Neil Young’s Nine Pens Press collection ‘After the Riot’. With readings from Jessamine O’Connor, Antony Owen and Jo Gilbert. For more details or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Mon 6th Sept, 6.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Alright, Girl? with Maria Ferguson
Free event as part of Online ReadFest 2021, a free literary festival for Barking & Dagenham. Maria will read from her debut collection ‘Alright, Girl?’ (Burning Eye, 2020), reflecting on her working-class heritage, her journey into womanhood and the choices she must now face in an age of austerity and gentrification. For more details or to register, visit the Pen to Print webpage.

Tues 7th Sept, 7PM (UK time) – via unknown
Magazine Launch: ‘Wet Grain’
Free event. Launch of issue two of Glaswegian magazine Wet Grain, featuring Maria Sledmere, Richie McCaffery, Richard Price, Nasim Luczaj, and River Ellen MacAskill. For more details or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Tues 7th Sept, 2-3PM (UK time) – via unknown
ReadFest: Publishing Careers 101: Working in the Publishing Industry
Free event as part of Online ReadFest 2021, a free literary festival for Barking & Dagenham. This talk about careers in publishing will feature a presentation by literary agent Silé Edwards (Curtis Brown), followed by a Q&A. For more details or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Wed 8th Sept, 7.15PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Arvon at Home: Live Guest Reading
Ticket: £5 (concession: £2.50). Poet and Arvon tutor Cynthia Miller will read from her own work and answer the audience’s questions live. For more details or to register, visit the Arvon webpage.

Thurs 9th Sept, 7.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Bad Betty Press: Book Launch X2
Free event/Pay As You Feel poetry slam. Launch of poetry pamphlets Boi by Nicola Bray and Spell for Melting Ice by Kate B Hall. For more details or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Fri 10th-Sat 11th Sept, 7PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Full House Festival donation
All-day ticket: £10. Full House Festival is a 24-hour online extravaganza celebrating the literary and creative arts whilst raising money for the charity First Story. For all-day access, visit the Eventbrite page. To view the full programme and purchase specific tickets, visit the Full House webpage.

Fri 10th Sept, 7.30PM (UK time) – via webpage
Cinnamon Press: Book Launch X3
Free Cinnamon Press book launch for Frank Dullaghan’s ‘in the coming of winter’, Mick Evan’s ‘light airs’ and Nigel Hutchinson’s ‘do not enter alarmed area’. To watch back view the recorded launch, visit the Cinnamon Press webpage.

Sat 11th Sept, 1-2PM (UK time) – via unknown
ReadFest 2021: The Power of the Authentic Voice
Free discussion event as part of Online ReadFest 2021, a free literary festival for Barking & Dagenham. Facilitated by Farzana Hakim and Emma Dennis-Edwards. This talk about the power of personalisation in storytelling will explore the process of creating a voice and how this is transferred through writing. For more details or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Sun 12th Sept, 1PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Amazwi (Spoken Word) EP launch
Free album launch event – a live streaming of Zimbabwean hiphop trio El’lucid’s debut album. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Sun 12th Sept, unknown – via unknown
The Last Custodian: Accessible Yoga & Poems
Pay As You Can book launch event, featuring chair-seated yoga and poetry. Led by poet Stephen Lightbown and certified yoga teacher Biddy Messchaert. Stephen’s collection ‘The Last Custodian’ is set in a post apocalypse world where the last survivor on Earth is Luke, a paraplegic. BSL interpreted. For more details and access, visit the Headfirst Bristol webpage.

Tues 14th Sept, 7.30-9PM– via Zoom
Offa Press; ‘Virtual Voices’
Pay As You Can poetry event, hosted by MC Simon Fletcher. Featuring Al Barz, Maggie Reed, Colin Wells, Ros Woolner and Brendan Hawthorne. For more details and access, visit the Offa Press webpage.

Tues 14th Sept, 7-8.15PM (UK time) – via unknown
Pen to Print: ‘My Name is Why’ with Lemm Sissay
Free event. Lemn Sissay will be reading from his best-selling autobiography My Name is Why and taking questions in a Q&A. For more details or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Wed 15th Sept, 10.30AM (UK time) – via Zoom
Sydney Poetry Lounge – September 15th – Audrey Molloy and Geoff Callard
Free poetry event. Special guest readers: Audrey Molloy and Geoff Callard. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Thurs 16th Sept, 7.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom webinar
Penguin Books: An Evening with Malorie Blackman
Tickets: £5-17.50 (higher prices include a copy of Endgame). An event to celebrate the release of the final book in the Noughts & Crosses series: Endgame. Malorie will discuss her experience of writing and publishing this series, with audience Q&A. For more details or to register, visit the Penguin event page.

Fri 17th Sept, 7.30-9.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Eating the Storms, An Ensemble, One Year Later
Free event. A celebration of 1 year since the publication of Damien B. Donnelly’s poetry pamphlet ‘Eat the Storms’ (Hedgehog Press). Featuring readings from Anna Saunders, Annick Yerem, Barbara Mercer, Cathy Carson, Darren J Beaney, Eilin de Paor, Gaynor Kane, Giovanna MacKenna, Karen Mooney, Jude Marr, Julie Stevens, Matthew MC Smith, Nigel Kent, Roger Hare,, Ruairi de Barra , Sarah Connor, Sue Finch and Vicky Allen. For more details or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Sat 18th Sept, 11.30AM-1PM (UK time) – via Zoom
BCU/GGSIPU Live Poetry Event
Free event, first in a series of three celebrating the multilingual poetry of India and its diaspora. A collaboration between Birmingham City University (BCU) and Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi. In the build-up to the commemoration of India’s 75th year of independence, and the Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham that year, these events will honour the intimate relationship between India and the United Kingdom and each will feature several Indian poets, representing the diversity of Indian poetry, and one British poet of Indian heritage. For more details or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Tues 21st Sept, 10-11PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Jon McGregor and Jarvis Cocker: Lean Fall Stand
Free book launch event (or $36 to include hardback copy of the book with U.S. shipping). Hosted by The Strand Book Store. Author Jon McGregor will be reading from Lean Fall Stand, and in conversation with musician Jarvis Cocker. For more details or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Sat 25th Sept, 8PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Ironbridge Festival: Poetry Slam
Pay As You Feel poetry slam event, as part of the Ironbridge Festival of Imagination. 15 poets will compete for the prize of a paid performance at the 2022 festival. Hosted by Emma Purshouse, Steve Pottinger and Dave Pitt. For more details or to book, visit the Ironbridge webpage.

Sat 25th Sept, 2.30-6.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Online Black Book Festival 2021
Free event: an annual book event aimed at showcasing Black British writers and Black writers globally. Hosted by Simon Education (formerly Ebony Saturday Schools). This grassroots festival is aimed at the global African-Caribbean community. For more details or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Wed 29th Sept, 2.30-6.30PM (UK time) – via YouTube livestream
Three VERVE Poets & A Sofa
Free book launch event. Verve Poetry Press presents live-streamed poetry chat, banter and poetry readings to celebrate debut collections from Emily Rose Galvin, Sam Grudgings and Rick Saunders. For more details or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

 


WORKSHOPS

Positive Images Festival Poetry workshop: every last Sunday of the month – via YouTube
Workshop leader: Emilie Lauren Jones. Explore words from around the globe and have a go at writing your own poems. Check out Emilie’s YouTube channel for workshop videos.

Wed 1st Sept, 9.30-11PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Oak Bluffs Public Library: Online Poetry Workshop
Free weekly drop-in poetry class. Participants read and discuss two or more poems, then use those poems as models for in-class writing exercises (with option to share aloud with the group). All levels of experience welcome. Participants will need to request the poems for the class in advance. Sessions led by Donald Nitchie (who has an MFA in poetry from Columbia). For more details and access, visit the Facebook group page.

Sat 4th Sept, 6-7.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Speak the Word: online poetry and spoken word writing workshop
An informal writing group, led by Poet PJ Samuels who opens the sessions with a wellbeing check-in and free write and Nudi who brings poems, artwork and prompts for inspiration. For more information or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Sun 5th Sept, 2-5PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Allographic Virtual Write-In/ Workshop
(Normally happens in: Cambridge, UK)
Writing workshop/discussion group for poets and story-tellers. For more information or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Tues 7th Sept, 7.30-9PM (UK time) – via Zoom
‘Who Cares?’ Poetry Workshop with Liv Torc
One of two free poetry workshops (participants need to register for both dates). The sessions will be led by Liv Torc and are aimed towards people with disabilities or hidden illnesses, using poetry, creative writing and joyful expression to help participants explore themes, discover their voice and feel empowered to share their experiences in a supportive space. For more details or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Wed 8th Sept, 8.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Colm Scully’s Poetry Film Workshop #1
Free DeBarra’s Spoken Word workshop. Led by Cork poet Colm Scully. This session is one of two workshops – Colm will show some poetry films, explain about the process, acquaint the participants with tools and techniques, and invite them to make their own poetry clip over the next month. The second workshop will be on Wed 6th October, during which people’s videos can be shown, rated, and admired. For more details or to register, visit the DeBarra’s Facebook event page.

Wed 8th Sept, 9.30-11PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Oak Bluffs Public Library: Online Poetry Workshop
Free weekly drop-in poetry class. Participants read and discuss two or more poems, then use those poems as models for in-class writing exercises (with option to share aloud with the group). All levels of experience welcome. Participants will need to request the poems for the class in advance. Sessions led by Donald Nitchie (who has an MFA in poetry from Columbia). For more details and access, visit the Facebook group page.

Wed 8th Sept, 6.30-8.30PM (UK time) – via Microsoft Teams
Pen to Print: Beginners Playwriting Classes
Free 11-month course for writing stage drama. Workshops facilitated by Playwright Lucy Kaufman. This session will guide participants through all the vital aspects of writing a play, from the initial idea to the finished production. For more information or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Wed 8th Sept, 9-11AM (UK time) – via Zoom
Culture Vulture Online: Australian Poetry Slam Workshop
Free poetry workshop, facilitated by spoken work poet Mel Ree. This session will provide an introduction to performative slam poetry, ahead of participating in an Australian Poetry Slam Heat. For more information or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Fri 10th Sept, 6.30-8.30PM (UK time) – via Microsoft Teams
Readfest: Beginners Playwriting Classes
Free Pen to Print eworkshop as part of Online ReadFest 2021, a free literary festival for Barking & Dagenham. Facilitated by Claire Buckle and Clare Cooper from Write On! magazine. This session will feature discussion of the workshop leaders’ experience of submitting to magazines, the essentials of what defines a short story, where to get ideas and types of stories most suitable for which publication. There might also be a few exercises geared towards writing for a magazine. For more information or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Fri 10th Sept, 1.30-2.30PM (UK time) – via unknown
ReadFest: The Process of Editing – A Conversation
Free Pen to Print workshop as part of Online ReadFest 2021, a free literary festival for Barking & Dagenham. Facilitated by Dan Cross and Sue Moorcroft, who will discuss the different aspects of editing, how to address the typical problems and whether it’s worth investing in a professional editor. For more information or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Sat 11th Sept, 10-11AM (UK time) – via unknown
ReadFest: Your Money & Writing Bids to Get Funding
Free Pen to Print workshop as part of Online ReadFest 2021, a free literary festival for Barking & Dagenham. Facilitated by professional bid writer Holly King and writer/accountant Palak Tewary. This session will explore how writers can make the most of funding applications, with hints and tips about how a writer’s income is accounted for and taxed. For more information or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Sun 12th Sept, 2-5PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Allographic Virtual Write-In/ Workshop
(Normally happens in: Cambridge, UK)
Writing workshop/discussion group for poets and story-tellers. For more information or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Mon 13th Sept, 7.30-9PM (UK time) – via Zoom
‘Who Cares?’ Poetry Workshop with Liv Torc
Second of two free poetry workshops (participants need to register for both dates). The sessions will be led by Liv Torc and are aimed towards people with disabilities or hidden illnesses, using poetry, creative writing and joyful expression to help participants explore themes, discover their voice and feel empowered to share their experiences in a supportive space. For more details or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Sat 18th Sept, 6-7.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Speak the Word: online poetry and spoken word writing workshop
An informal writing group, led by Poet PJ Samuels who opens the sessions with a wellbeing check-in and free write and Nudi who brings poems, artwork and prompts for inspiration. For more information or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Sun 19th Sept, 2-5PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Allographic Virtual Write-In/ Workshop
(Normally happens in: Cambridge, UK)
Writing workshop/discussion group for poets and story-tellers. For more information or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Mon 20th Sept, 12-1PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Creativity Break with Leanne Moden
£5 per session or £20 for all five sessions (20th-24th). Creative writing workshop for adults led by poet Leanne Moden, all levels of experience welcome. This lunchtime session will encourage learning through experimentation, to kick-start creativity. For more details or to register, visit the Inspire Culture webpage.

Tues 21st Sept, 6.30-8PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Listen Closely: Hearing and Speaking Poetry with Jonathan Davidson
Tickets: £7. Part of Inspire Poetry Festival 2021. Led by Jonathan Davidson (poet and chief executive of Writing West Midlands). This workshop will give participants a chance to find out what makes a poem good to hear and how to get the most out of time spent listening. For more details or to register, visit the Inspire Culture webpage.

Tues 21st Sept, 12-1PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Creativity Break with Leanne Moden
£5 per session or £20 for all five sessions (20th-24th). Creative writing workshop for adults led by poet Leanne Moden, all levels of experience welcome. This lunchtime session will encourage learning through experimentation, to kick-start creativity. For more details or to register, visit the Inspire Culture webpage.

Wed 22nd Sept, 12-1PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Creativity Break with Leanne Moden
£5 per session or £20 for all five sessions (20th-24th). Creative writing workshop for adults led by poet Leanne Moden, all levels of experience welcome. This lunchtime session will encourage learning through experimentation, to kick-start creativity. For more details or to register, visit the Inspire Culture webpage.

Thurs 23rd Sept, 12-1PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Creativity Break with Leanne Moden
£5 per session or £20 for all five sessions (20th-24th). Creative writing workshop for adults led by poet Leanne Moden, all levels of experience welcome. This lunchtime session will encourage learning through experimentation, to kick-start creativity. For more details or to register, visit the Inspire Culture webpage.

Fri 24th Sept, 2PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Researching Change Through Poetry Translation
Free interactive poetry workshop, hosted by the Bristol Poetry Institute. Participants can try their hand at producing translations of German and Spanish poetry – no prior knowledge of the languages is required. For more details or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Fri 24th Sept, 12-1PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Creativity Break with Leanne Moden
£5 per session or £20 for all five sessions (20th-24th). Creative writing workshop for adults led by poet Leanne Moden, all levels of experience welcome. This lunchtime session will encourage learning through experimentation, to kick-start creativity. For more details or to register, visit the Inspire Culture webpage.

Sun 26th Sept, 2-5PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Allographic Virtual Write-In/ Workshop
(Normally happens in: Cambridge, UK)
Writing workshop/discussion group for poets and story-tellers. For more information or to register, visit the Eventbrite page.