September 2022 Round-up: Virtual Literary Events

 

 

September arrives, and summer begins to melt away into memories. Hopefully, one day, the Covid-19 pandemic will do the same. For most events organisers, this summer was an improvement on the past two but, with rates of COVID fluctuating, we are still combatting various challenges to ensure gigs happen safely. Many have returned to their venues (at full/reduced capacity) while others have opted to stay virtual for a bit longer. Some, determined to stay accessible, have created hybrid events or are running different events for both in-the-flesh and virtual audiences.

Plenty of people remain understandably cautious about venturing out to attend gigs, especially those who are vulnerable, or are unable to attend in person. Here is the good news: creative communities across the UK, and all around the globe, continue to put on 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 – seize this opportunity to “travel” far and wide, maybe even overseas…

 


 

OPEN MICS

Thurs 1st Sept, 7.45PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Lime Square Poets featuring Joe Healy
Free poetry open mic event. Featured headliner: poet Joe Healy. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

Fri 2nd Sept, 1AM (UK time) – via Zoom
Poets’ Circle
Free poetry open mic, hosted by Magdalena Montagne and Watsonville Public Library. Featuring: Olga Rosales Salinas (columnist/writer/editor). No registration required. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Fri 2nd Sept, 7.30-10PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Oooh Beehive UK Online Slam Championship. September heat
Free/Pay As You Feel poetry slam event, hosted by Nick Lovell and Clive Oseman. Slam poets will battle it out for the £75 monthly prize, with the winner and runner up going through to the Grand final on the first Saturday of December. For details and access info, visit the Facebook event page.

Sat 3rd Sept, 4.30-6PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Let’s Un-MESH Life Open Mic #61
Free open mic event for poetry and music in various languages (including English and Hindi). Send a DM to the organisers for access. For more details or to register for an open mic slot, visit the Facebook event page.

Sat 3rd Sept, 11PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Poetry in the Brew
Suggested entry: $5. Poetry open mic event with 5 min slots. Contact host Christine Hall for more info: poetryinthebrewATgmailDOTcom or visit the Poetry in the Brew blog for access.

Sun 4th Sept, 5-7PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Poetry LGBT – Open Mic

Pay What You Can poetry open mic event. Spoken word from new and established poets/writers/creatives. Slots are 5 mins each. Subtitles/Live transcript is available. For more details and how to access, check out the Facebook event page.

Sun 4th Sept, 6PM (UK time) – via Zoom
RED DOOR POETS Opening the Door to…Fiona Benson
A free poetry discussion event. Mary Mulholland interviews award-winning poet Fiona Benson about her work and her practice. For more details and to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Sun 4th 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 is immy Andrex and ‘Alf Ender is Fraser Scott. To request a space in the Zoom: email poetsprattlerspandemonialistsATgmailDOTcom. For more details, visit the Poets, Prattlers & Pandemonialists Facebook page.

Sun 4th Sept, 7-10PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Like a Blot From the Blue: Poets, Pinstripes and Prisoners. Featuring Kelly Van Nelson
Free poetry open mic, hosted by Fin Hall. Featured poet: Kelly Van Nelson. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Sun 4th Sept, 8PM (UK time) – via Zoom/Facebook Live
Cultivating Voices LIVE Poetry presents: Presents a LABOR Day Holiday 
Free poetry open mic event. Poets’ focus: LABOR. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register/sign-up via Zoom. For details, visit the Facebook event page.

Mon 5th Sept, 7-8PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Wordspace Open Mic
Free poetry open mic in a friendly, informal, supportive environment. No pre-booked slots, sign-up on arrival. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Mon 5th Sept, 10.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
The Word is Write: Cafe Generalissimo Open Mic
Free poetry open mic event, hosted by Generalissimo Bryan Franco. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Tues 6th Sept, 1-3PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Between the Lines

Southeast Asia’s weekly online poetry reading show, hosted by Kemlyn Bappe. For more details and access, check out the Facebook event page.

Tues 6th Sept, 7-10PM (UK time) – hybrid: in-person/via Zoom
York Spoken Word
(Based in: York, UK)
An open mic event for poets and story-tellers, hosted by Rose Drew. Slots are 4 mins each. Approx. 20 open mic poets in person & 12ish via Zoom. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

Wed 7th Sept, 00.30AM (UK time) – via Zoom
QPAC Open Mic
(Usually happens in: Queens, NY, USA)
Queens Poetic Alchemy Collective: a weekly open mic for poetry, music, comedy, rap & stories.  A safe space for all to share openly, influenced by the Daoist principles of alchemy. For more details, visit the Eventbrite page.

Wed 7th Sept, 2AM (UK time) – via Zoom/Facebook Live
SpoFest Poetry and Prose
Spoken word open mic night, with headliners and a book raffle. Featured guests: Bob Whelan, Phillip Henry Christopher, Shannon Carriger and Elizabeth S. Wolf. 3 mins per open mic reader. More info about themes, signing up for slots and accessing the gig is available on the Facebook event page.

Wed 7th Sept, 7-9PM (UK time) –  via Zoom
Crafty Crows ~ Featuring Bill Lewis & Ivor Daniel
Free Gloucestershire Poetry Society open mic event, hosted by Josephine Lay. Headliner poets: Bill Lewis & Ivor Daniel. Open-mic slots will be 3 minutes max. (first come, first served – email craftycrows2020ATyahooDOTcom). For more info and to register, visit the Helm tickets webpage.

Thurs 8th Sept, 7.15PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Fire & Dust Poets Zoom Around the World: Ken Cumberlidge
(Based in: Coventry, UK)
Free/Pay As You Feel monthly event. Poetry open mic slots, plus special headline guest Ken Cumberlidge. Hosted by Ann Atkins. To attend, grab an Eventbrite ticket (free) for either open mic slot or audience. Details re: Zoom URL, etc. will be emailed before the gig.

Thurs 8th Sept, 7.45PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Lime Square Poets featuring Demi Anter
Free poetry open mic event. Featured headliner: Californian poet Demi Anter. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

Thurs 8th Sept, 7.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Worcester Speak Easy
Free spoken word open mic event for poets, story-tellers and other arts performers. Theme: ‘autumnal’. To request an open mic slot, email bookingsworcslitATgmailDOTcom. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

Fri 9th Sept, 3AM (UK time) – via Zoom
Salem Poetry Project Featuring: Meg Judge
Free poetry open mic event, with special guest Meg Judge. Open mic slots: 3 poems/5 mins max. For more details, visit the Facebook event page. To request access, email Marc Janssen at mrcjanssenATmsnDOTcom.

Sat 10th Sept, 00:00 (UK time) – via Zoom
Nomadic Press Virtual Open Mic #125
Pay As You Can weekly poetry open mic, hosted by Nazelah Jamison (with Rebeca Abidail Flores on tech). 30 slots available – read the ‘safe space process’ and sign up to perform in advance.. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Sat 10th Sept, 7-8.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Verse Virtual Poetry Reading and Open Mic 
Free poetry readings and open mic event. Featuring Joseph Fasano, Liz Marlow, and Greg Bell. Open mic is open to members of the Verse Virtual community. Read the ‘safe space process’ and sign up to perform in advance. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Sun 11th Sept, 8PM (UK time) – via Zoom/Facebook Live
Cultivating Voices LIVE Poetry presents: A New Books Showcase
Free poetry readings event to celebrate new books from Sinead McClure, Cáit O’Neill McCullagh, Michael Simms and Tayve Neese. Register/sign-up via Zoom. For details, visit the Facebook event page.

Sun 11th Sept, 10.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
The Poetry Salon: featuring Ellen Bass
Free poetry reading and open mic event, hosted by Tresha Haefner. Featuring best-selling poet and non-fiction author Ellen Bass, who will read from her latest collection: ‘Indigo’. 15 open mic slots available. To request a space, email TreshaATThePoetrySalonDOTcom. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

Sun 11th Sept, 11PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Uncloistered Poetry Live
Free poetry open mic event. Featured readers: Sally Delancy, Hayley Mitchell Haugen, Mary Biddinger, Tom Barlow and Sarah Freligh. Open mic: 5 mins or two poems. For more details and registration link, visit the Facebook event page.

Sun 11th Sept, 11PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Poetic Justice feat. Cynthia Sharp and Jaz
Free poetry open mic event hosted by Carol Johnson. Featured poets: Cynthia Sharp and Jaz. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Mon 12th Sept, 00:30AM (UK time) – via Zoom
Java Speaks Open Mic

Free (donations welcome) spoken word open mic. Workshop with Mr. Funn followed by open mic hosted by Theresa Davis. Open mic slots are 5 mins. For more details and access, check out the Facebook event page.

Mon 12th Sept, 8.30PM (UK time) – hybrid: in-person/via Zoom/website livestream/Vimeo/Facebook Live/YouTube Live
Ó Bhéal
(Happens in: Cork, Ireland)
Free poetry open mic event, hosted by Paul Casey. Features live poetry prompt challenge, headliners Dr Isobel Ní Riain (on Zoom) and Áine Uí Fhoghlú (in person), plus open mic. There are multiple ways to attend/watch the gig live. More info and access details are on the Ó Bhéal website.

Mon 12th Sept, 7-10PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Vancouver Poetry Slam Feat. Neko Smart (with open mic)

Free poetry open mic event and slam competition with cash prizes. Featuring the poetry of Neko Smart. For more details and to register, check out the Eventbrite page.

Tues 13th Sept, 1-3PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Between the Lines

Southeast Asia’s weekly online poetry reading show, hosted by Kemlyn Bappe. For more details and access, check out the Facebook event page

Wed 14th Sept, 2AM (UK time) – via Zoom
Time to Arrive Featuring: Zomkhonto
Free poetry open mic event. Headline poet: Mbonisi Zikhali (aka Zomkhonto) from Makokoba, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Sign-up for the open mic starts at 7:15pm in the Zoom chat box. For details and access info, visit the Facebook event page

Wed 14th Sept, 5.30AM (UK time) – via Zoom
Cobalt Poets presents EIKE WALTZ + open reading
Free poetry open mic event, with headline poet Eike Waltz and open mic. Sign-up for the open mic starts at 7:15pm in the Zoom chat box. For details and access info, visit the Facebook event page

Thurs 15th Sept, 7.45PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Lime Square Poets featuring Tim Cunningham
Free poetry open mic event. Featured headliner: Limerick poet Tim Cunningham. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

Thurs 15th Sept, 2AM (UK time) – via Zoom
The Word is Write: Moore Poetry Open Mic
Free poetry open mic event with featured poet Alise Versella, hosted by Christopher Moore. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Fri 16th Sept, 7.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Oooh Beehive Online with Becky Who
Free/Pay As You Feel poetry open mic event, hosted by Clive Oseman and Nick Lovell. Email ooohbeehiveATbtinternetDOTcom to enquire about open mic slots/Zoom access. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Sat 17th Sept, 00:00 (UK time) – via Zoom
Nomadic Press Virtual Open Mic #126
Pay As You Can weekly poetry open mic, hosted by Nazelah Jamison (with Rebeca Abidail Flores on tech). 30 slots available – read the ‘safe space process’ and sign up to perform in advance. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Sat 17th Sept, 9PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Artful Dodgers Poetry: Back-to-School Special Open Mic Love-in
(Happens in: Brooklyn, New York)
Free poetry open mic event, hosted by Harvey Soss. Open mic slots: five minutes or three poems, whichever comes first – second round if time permits. For more details and access, visit the Eventbrite page.

Sun 18th Aug, 00.30AM (UK time) – via Zoom/Facebook Live
Minneapolis Poetry Sanctuary: End-of-Summer Poetry Open Mic
Free poetry open mic event. All poets welcome. To sign up, email:
mplspoetrysanctuaryATgmailDOTcom. For details, visit the Facebook event page.

Sun 18th Aug, 8PM (UK time) – via Zoom/Facebook Live
Cultivating Voices LIVE Poetry Poetry: Wild Card Open Mic
Free open mic event. Twelve 5-min slots – first come, first served. Register/sign-up via Zoom. For details, visit the Facebook event page.

Tues 20th Sept, 1-3PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Between the Lines

Southeast Asia’s weekly online poetry reading show, hosted by Kemlyn Bappe. For more details and access, check out the Facebook event page.

Wed 21st Sept, 6-8PM (UK time) – hybrid: in-person/via Zoom
Words Out Loud feat. Fiona Robertson

(Happens in: Chichester, UK)
Free spoken word event. Poet Fiona Robertson will read a selection of her work, followed by an open mic. For more details and access, check out the Words Out Loud website.

Wed 21st Sept, 2AM (UK time) – via Zoom/Facebook Live
SpoFest Poetry and Prose
Spoken word open mic night. Featured guests: Martin Parker (Parquillian) and Cheryl Latif, plus guest author Scot Young. 3 mins per open mic reader. More info about themes, signing up for open mic and accessing the gig is available on the Facebook event page.

Thurs 22nd Sept, 7.45PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Lime Square Poets featuring Lucy Holme
Free poetry open mic event. Featured headliner: Cork poet Lucy Holme. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

Fri 23rd Sept, 8.30PM (UK time) – hybrid: in-person/via Zoom/website livestream/Vimeo/Facebook Live/YouTube Live
Ó Bhéal Culture Night
(Happens in: Cork, Ireland)
Free poetry open mic event, hosted by Paul Casey. Features live poetry prompt challenge, headliners Dmytro Lazutkin (on Zoom) and Stan Notte (in person), plus open mic. There are multiple ways to attend/watch the gig live. More info and access details are on the Ó Bhéal website.

Sat 24th Sept, 00:00 (UK time) – via Zoom
Nomadic Press Virtual Open Mic #127
Pay As You Can weekly poetry open mic, hosted by Nazelah Jamison (with Rebeca Abidail Flores on tech). 30 slots available – read the ‘safe space process’ and sign up to perform in advance.. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

 

Sat 24th Sept, 1-3AM (UK time) – via Zoom
Garage Poets Open Mic featuring Unmesh Mohitkar
Free weekly poetry open mic and fireside chat event. Featured poet: Unmesh Mohitkar. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

 

Mon 26th Sept, 7.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Rebel Riot Poetry: Genderfux Takeover

Tickets: £4. Monthly inclusive poetry night with featured acts and an open mic for rebellious poetry. Headliners: ‘Genderfux’ (JP Seabright, Jem Henderson & Jonathan Kinsman). For more details and to register, check out the Outsavvy tickets page.

Tues 27th Sept, 1-3PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Between the Lines

Southeast Asia’s weekly online poetry reading show, hosted by Kemlyn Bappe. For more details and access, check out the Facebook event page.

Tues 27th Sept, 7.30PM (UK time) – hybrid: in person/via livestream
PASTA (Poets and Story-Tellers Assemble)
Virtual ticket: free. Open mic night from Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists. Theme for September is  ‘FRUITFULNESS’. Second half is sometimes themed, sometimes not. Sign up on the night, slots are approx. 5 mins long. Poets attending virtually can submit a video/audio piece/ written piece to be read out on the night. Email poetsprattlerspandemonialists@gmail.com. You can join the PP&P Facebook group here. register for a ticket via the Ticketsolve page.

Thurs 29th Sept, 7.45PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Lime Square Poets featuring Fiona Clark Echlin
Free poetry open mic event. Featured headliner: poet Fiona Clark Echlin. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

Thurs 29th Sept, 2AM (UK time) – via Zoom
The Word is Write: Moore Poetry Open Mic
Free poetry open mic event with featured poet, hosted by Christopher Moore. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Sun 25th Sept, 7.30-10PM (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

Thurs 1st Sept, 7-8.15PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Magazine launch: ‘bath magg’, Issue 10
Free launch event for ‘bath’ poetry magazine, with readings from a few of the featured poets: Chen Chen, Isaballe Baafi, Andrew McMillan, Eva Griffin and Eric Yip. For more details and to register for tickets, visit the Eventbrite page.

Wed 7th Sept, 2AM (UK time) – via Zoom
Nebraska Poets Reading Series: P. Ivan Young
Free poetry reading event hosted by The Nebraska Poetry Society. Featured poet: P. Ivan Young.  RSVP online. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Wed 7th Sept, 5.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Worldwide Reading of Ukranian Poets
Multi-lingual poetry reading event for world-wide readings in solidarity with Ukraine – part of Internationales LiteraturFestival Berlin. Hosted in collaboration by digital literary journals ‘La Macchina Sognante’ and ‘The Dreaming Machine’. 12 readers will participate (based in Italy, Chile, Germany, West Bengal, USA). For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Wed 7th Sept, 7-8PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Carcanet Book Launch: ‘Scale’ by Mina Gorji
Registration: £2 (redeemable later against cost of the book). Hosted by poet and writer Bhanu Kapi – a launch of Scale’ by Mina Gorji. The event will feature readings, discussion and an audience Q&A. Text will be shown on screen during the readings. For more details or to register, visit the Facebook event page.

Thurs 8th Sept, 00:00 (UK time) – via Zoom
Word Thursdays featuring Ekphrastic Poetry by Lynne Kemen & Friends
Suggested donation: £3. Ekphrastic poetry presentation by Lynne Kemen and Bright Hill, hosted by Bright Hill’s executive and creative director Beatrice Georgalidis. Poets: Vicki Whicker, Robert Bensen, Pamela Strother and Michael Piercy, with a special reading of Julie Suarez’s poetry by Dominique Wheeler. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Thurs 8th Sept, 3AM (UK time) – via Zoom
Beatnix: Latinx Artists in the Beatnik Tradition
Free poetry/music/performance event (donations welcome) hosted by the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Caridad de la Luz, AKA La Bruja. This event will highlight the work of talented Puerto Rican and Nuyorican poets, performers, and musicians. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Fri 9th-Sun 11th Sept, (various times) – hybrid: in-person/via Zoom
Making Waves Arts Festival 2022
Festival features some online events, including a poetry slam and poetry readings event. For more details and access, visit the Festival schedule page.

Sat 10th Sept, 6.30-9PM (UK time) – hybrid: in-person/via Zoom
Making Waves Arts Festival
Sad Poets Doorstep Club: Making Waves
Free LGBT+ friendly mental health poetry event – as part of Making Waves Arts Festival 2022. Headlined by: poets Beth Hartley, Chris Cambell, Erin Green, Isaac EJ, Lauren Ruddock, Leanne Moden, LKN, Malin Fox, Mat Rheeder & Sophie Sparham.  For more details and access, visit the Festival ticketing page.

Sat 10th Sept, 1-2PM (UK time) – hybrid: in-person/via livestream
VERVE Poetry Press 5th Birthday Celebration
Free poetry readings event – as part of Contains Strong Language Festival 2022. Hosted by Luke Kennard and Brum Poet Laureate Casey Bailey and featuring Jone poet per each year of Verve’s publishing programme: Amerah Saleh (2018), Scarlett Ward Bennett (2019), Jemima Hughes (2020), Golnoosh Nour (2021) and Georgina Wilding (2022). Book in advance. For more details and ticketing access, visit the Facebook event page.

Tues 13th Sept, 7-9PM (UK time) – via Zoom
PEEPSIN: Your Family, Your Body – Malika Booker, Sharon Olds & Warsan Shire
Free monthly poetry book club /writing discussion group for poets, writers and readers – hosted by GOBS Collective. First half of session: attendees will talk about the book. Second half: some focused writing exercises based on favourite poems. September’s book: ‘Your Family, Your Body: Modern Poets Three’ by Malika Booker, Sharon Olds and Warsan Shire. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Wed 14th Sept, 7-8PM (UK time) – via livestream
Henry Normal in conversation with…Janine Booth

Free poetry reading and discussion event. Poet/writer/TV and film producer Henry Normal chats and shares poems with award-winning wordsmiths from Flapjack Press. Featuring poet and editor Janine Booth. For more details and to register, check out the Eventbrite page.

Thurs 15th Sept, 1.30AM (UK time) – via Zoom
Poetry Hour: Notes from the Field 
Free literary/arts discussion event, hosted by poet and memoirist Marcelo Hernandez Castillo. Salon-style talks with poets, artists, thinkers and other creative minds from around the nation and the world. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Thurs 15th Sept, 10.30AM (UK time) – via Zoom
Siarad: To Speak – with Caroline Reid and Jeff Zhang
Free conversation and readings event, presented by Spineless Wonders. The focus will be on ‘Siarad’, a collection of spoken word, prose poetry and micro-fiction by Caroline Reid (audio version produced by Jeff Zhang). For more details and to register for tickets, visit the Eventbrite page.

Thurs 15th Sept, 2-3PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Poetry Ping-Pong with Marybeth Holleman and Ellery Akers
Poetry conversation and readings event, presented by Trustees for Alaska. Poet Ellery Akers will join Marybeth in a “poetry ping-pong” to read and discuss poetry as an antidote to eco-anxiety. For more details and to register for tickets, visit the Eventbrite page.

Fri 16th Sept, 00:00 (UK time) – via Zoom
Spoken & Heard: Virtual Reading Series
Free poetry readings event – sponsored by Stuart’s Opera House and hosted by Kari Gunter-Seymour, Ohio Poet Laureate. Featured poets; Maurice Manning, Rita Quillen and Mark Danowsky. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Fri 16th Sept, 00:00 (UK time) – via unknown
Third Thursdays Poetry
Free monthly reading series with Brookline Booksmith. Featured poets: Natalie Wee, Janika Oza, Jody Chan and Brandon Wint. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Fri 16th Sept, 1.30AM (UK time) – via Zoom
Book Launch: ‘She, Self-Winding’ by Luu Dieu Van 
Free book launch and poetry discussion event. Luu Dieu Van and guests celebrate her her newest release: ‘She, Self-Winding’ (Ugly Duckling Presse). For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Sun 18th Sept, 3-5.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Inspired Poetry Corner featuring Leah Bailey
Free international poetry readings and discussion event. Not an open mic, 15 poets are pre-booked to perform plus headline set from Leah Bailey, followed by an open discussion forum. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Sun 18th Sept, 6.30-7.30PM (UK time) – via live webinar
Naomi Shihab Nye – An Evening of Poetry & Conversation
Free (donations welcome) poetry readings and discussion event with US National Book Award Finalist Naomi Shihab Nye, hosted by Banyen Books. Nye will be reading from her new collection, ‘Voices in the Air — Poems for Listeners’. For more details and to register, visit the Banyen Books webpage.

Mon 19th Sept, 7PM (UK time) – hybrid: in-person/via Zoom
Book Launch: ‘The First Retort’ Anthology
Free book launch event for ‘The First Retort’ anthology, featuring Emilie Lauren Jones, Emma Purshouse, Ann Atkins, Sam Rapp, Brendan Hawthorne and more. Pre-orders available. Email wordstafford@gmail.com to request access or more details.

Mon 19th Sept, 7PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Book Launch: ‘The Beautiful Open Sky’
Free book launch event for Hannah Linden’s V. Press pamphlet ‘The Beautiful Open Sky’ – with support from: John Mills, Marcia Hindson and Susannah Violette. For more details and to register for tickets, visit the Eventbrite page.

Tues 20th Sept, 1-2AM (UK time) – via Zoom
Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Nicole Gillespie
Free poetry readings event.Nicole Gillespie will read from her two books – Transparent Moments: Book of Poems and Mirror’s Reflections. ‘Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio’ is a popular podcast on BlogTalkRadio. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Fri 23rd Sept, 00:00 (UK time) – via Zoom
Poetry Reading – Presented by Poetry@TECH & The Breman
Free poetry readings event, featuring Jewish poets Alicia Ostriker, Rosebud Ben Oni, & Rachel Galvin. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Fri 23rd Sept, 7-8.15PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Book Launch and Poetry Readings: Annick Yerem
Free book launch event for Annick Yerem’s new poetry book, ‘St Eisenberg and the Sunshine Bus’. For more details and to register for tickets, visit the Eventbrite page.

Sat 24th Sept, 00:00 (UK time) – via Zoom
AfroFuturist Pastoral Speculative Poetry Readings 2022
Free poetry readings event, with Akua Lezli Hope and Bryant O’Hara. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Sun 25th Sept, 6-7PM (UK time) – via Zoom
RED DOOR POETS – Reading with Special Guests
Free poetry readings event. Featured readers will be Mary Mulholland, Tom Cunliffe and Katie Griffiths,with special guests are Alex Corrin-Tachibana, Matthew Paul and Claire Collison. For more details and to register for tickets, visit the Eventbrite page.

Sun 25th Sept, 10AM (UK time) – via website
Brum Radio Poets
Join host Rick Sanders and his guests, who will be sharing stories and poetry. Brum Radio Poets show is every second Sunday. Listen via the Brum Radio website.

Mon 26th Sept, 1AM (UK time) – via Zoom
White Stag Book Launch: ‘LUMES’
Book launch and poetry readings event, for Nichole Goff’s poetry collection ‘LUMES’. Featured readers: Nichole Goff, Katrina Greco, Hanna Tawater, Adam Stutz, Caroline O’Connor Thomas, Kailey Tedesco and Kim Vodicka. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

Tues 27th Sept, 4.30-5PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Date with “The Fertile Brains”: solo poetry recital by Mr Sreedharan Parokode
Free poetry reading event: a performance from bi-lingual poet and lyricist Sreedharan Parokode.For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

Wed 28th Sept, 7-8PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Carcanet Book Launch: ‘Radical Normalisation’
Registration: £2 (redeemable later against cost of the book). Hosted by poet John Robert Lee – a launch of ‘Radical Normalisation’ by Celia A. Sorhaindo. The event will feature readings, discussion and an audience Q&A. Text will be shown on screen during the readings. For more details or to register, visit the Facebook event page.

Thurs 29th Sept, 7.30-8.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Herding Cats poetry meet-up
£0-£3.28. Poetry group for poets to share new work, do writing exercises together, respond to prompts and chat about poetry. For more details and to register for tickets, visit the Eventbrite page.

 


WORKSHOPS

Sat 3rd Sept, 6-7.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Speak the Word: Poetry Writing workshop
Free workshop led by Speak the Word. Poets PJ Samuels and nudi will help participants engage in freewrite and prompted writing activities. All levels of experience welcome. For more info and to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Sun 4th Sept, 6-8.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Fourteen Lines: How to Write a Sonnet
Cost: £0-£11.37. Friendly and accessible poetry writing workshop, led by Leanne Moden. For all ages and levels of experience. The session will involve a series of fun writing activities to understand the rhyme, rhythm, tone and contexts needed to write great sonnets, and create new work. For more details and to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Tues 6th Sept, 7-9PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Arvon At Home Masterclass: Writing for Radio
£35/£17.50 concession. Tutor Jude Rogers (author) will help participants learn how to mould stories not for “for the ears”, develop a framework for ideas, and plot out some next steps. For more details or to register, visit the Arvon event page.

Wed 7th Sept, 7-9PM (UK time) – via Zoom
‘Legends & Myths in Mundane Life’
Price: £10-£15. Poetry writing workshop led by Romalyn Ante.  Participants will explore the art of revising myths through poetry, looking at the approach of other poets such as Fiona Benson, Jericho Brown, Leila Chatti. All levels of experience welcome. For more info and to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Wed 7th Sept, 7.15PM (UK time) – via Zoom webinar
Arvon At Home: How I Write (Peter Stott)
Free/donations. Readings and Q&A with climate scientist and published writer, Peter Stott. For more details or to register, visit the Arvon event page.

Sat 10th Sept, 6-7.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Speak the Word: Poetry Editing workshop
Free workshop led by Speak the Word. Participants should bring a typed-up poem and a specific request for feedback, and will then support each other in improving their craft. All levels of experience welcome. For more info and to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Sun 18th Sept, 7-9PM (UK time) – via Zoom
September Poetry Xfit
Sundress Academy for the Arts generative workshop event, hosted by Alexa White. Prompts, rules, obstructions, and more to write three poems in two hours – not final drafts, but to work on and edit later. Participants will write together for thirty minutes, be invited to share new work, and then given a new set of prompts. For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.

Thurs 22nd Sept, 7-8.30PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Green Spaces in the City
Cost: £15. Part of Milton Keynes Literature Festival – writing workshop, led by Melanie Hering. The focus of the workshop will be on ‘the green spaces within our cities that we love’, through with prompts and guided exercises. For more details or to register, visit the MK Lit Fest event page.

Sun 25th Sept, 7-8PM (UK time) – via Zoom
Perceptions of Poetry: A Journey into the World Around Us Workshop
Free poetry writing workshop for those who are stuck creatively or just looking for alternative motivation. To request a place, email MesaEvents@Bookmans.com. All skill levels and ages are welcome.   For more details and access, visit the Facebook event page.