Kings Poetry

King’s poetry Festival offers unlimited opportunities for poetry (workshops / readings / open mic) and is  FREE – please see programme below

Poetryfest

Saturday 16 June 2018

 

A celebration of poetry, life and life writing

in the Great Hall, Strand Campus, King’s College London

Hosted by the Centre for Life-Writing Research, KCL

10.45 am -11 Welcome and introduction (Clare Brant for CLWR)

11-12.00 Poetry we love ~ favourite poems 100 years old: open mike, compered by Ruth Richardson. Bring a poem or extract from a longer poem you love to read! (40 lines max please)

12.00-12.45 pm Poets ~ a constellation of poets, curated by Ruth O’Callaghan

12.45-1 Browse – book sales and breather

1-1.40 Open mike – all welcome! Bring a poem (40 lines max please)

1.40-2 Puffs – editors, publishers, magazines, poetry resources: short talks

2-3 Workshop – theme ‘I come from…’ run by poet Katherine Lockton. Reading of poems to be filmed (optional, not compulsory!) for a feature to be submitted to the European Journal of Life Writing ejlw.eu

3-4 Poetry for all – ‘I dreamed a future happiness’ Stepney Words (1971) authored by Chris Searle & friends, discussion chaired by Ruth Richardson

4-5 Bot or not – a session of computer poetry, co-created with the audience, presented by Rebecca Roach from Ego Media, http://www.ego-media.org/

5-5.15 break

5.15-6.45 Poets – reading by Fleur Adcock, Connie Bensley, Maureen Duffy, Elaine Feinstein, Katherine Lockton, Paul McLoughlin, Ruth O’Callaghan

 

Free and all welcome!
You may be subject to a security check at the entrance.
Sorry we can’t provide refreshments so please bring your own – or there are lots of cafés nearby.

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Dear Poets,

As you know we are the main poets at that fantastic venue Beyond Words in September and tonight I will be collecting names for possible readers. Do come and let us hear one of your poems.

Ruth O’Callaghan

Patron: Andrew Motion.
Ruth O’Callaghan presents:
Highgate Poets
Sal Consoli
Chris Gray
Christina Juan
Valentina Kotsuba
Anna Meryt
Jenny Mitchell
Michael Pierce
Milverton Wallace
Jonathan Young

Poets from the floor very welcome.
Please leave the poem you read to be considered for the next anthology.
LUMEN 88 Tavistock Place W.C.1
£5/£4
Wine
Tuesday 15th May 2018 (doors open 6.30 for 7p.m.)

The next event at 1 Buck Street, Camden, NW1 8NJ is:-
Friday 1st June 2018 at 7.00p.m. (doors open 6.30)

Please note this is the last time to be considered for the Kings Poetry Festival

Patron: Andrew Motion

Ruth O’Callaghan Presents

Fourth Friday Poets
Oliver Schick
John White
Tim Waller
Poets from the Floor Very Welcome
Please bring a copy of the poem if you wish to be considered for the new anthology.

Trinity United Reform Church, 1 Buck St, Camden Town
(1-2 mins. Camden Town tube.)
Entrance £5/£4 Wine

All money raised goes towards cold weather shelters for the homeless.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: RUTH WILL BE COLLECTING NAMES ON THIS EVENING FOR POSSIBLE READERS AT THE KINGS POETRY FESTIVAL ON JUNE 16TH

Patron: Andrew Motion
Ruth O’Callaghan presents:
Nine Arches Poets
Khairani Barokka
Rishi Dastidar
Jacqueline Saphra

Poets from the floor very welcome.
Doors open at 6.30 for a 7pm start.

Lumen, 88 Tavistock Place, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9RS
Entrance £5 / £4 (dependant on pocket) All money raised goes towards cold weather shelters for the homeless.
Nearest tube: Kings Cross / St Pancras
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Patron: Andrew Motion

Ruth O’Callaghan Presents:

Beyond Words Poets:
Paul Carney
Peter Evans
Jane Grell
Orlanda Marsden
Featured poet: Charlotte Mackie

Poets from the Floor Very Welcome. Please bring a copy of your poem if you wish to be considered for the next anthology and to be the featured poet at the next event.

1 Buck Street, Camden, NW1 8NJ ~ Doors open at 6.30 for a 7pm start.
Entrance £5 / £4 (dependant on pocket)
All money raised goes towards cold weather shelters for the homeless.
Nearest tube: Camden Town

Patron: Andrew Motion

Tuesday 17th April 2018 (doors open 6.30 for 7p.m.)
Ruth O’Callaghan presents
Agenda Poets
Tim Ades
Hilary Davies
Patricia McCarthy
Jessica Mookherjee
Shaun Traynor

In addition: JOHN ROBERT LEE – Famous St Lucian Poet and friend of the late DEREK WALCOTT

Poets from the floor very welcome.
Please leave the poem you read to be considered for the next anthology.
LUMEN 88 Tavistock Place W.C.1
£5/£4
Wine

All money raised goes to cold weather shelters for the homeless.

Patron: Andrew Motion

Friday 6th April 2018 7.00p.m. (doors open 6.30)

Ruth O’Callaghan Presents

Sound Crew Poets

Robbie Burton
Josh Elroy
David Foster-Morgan
Val Fry

Phil Ruthen
Norman Staines
Maggie Sullivan

Featured poet: Anna Avebury

Poets from the Floor Very Welcome
Please bring a copy of the poem if you wish to be considered
for the new anthology and to be the featured poet at the next event

Trinity United Reform Church, 1 Buck St, Camden Town, NW1 8QR
(1-2 mins. Camden Town tube.)
Entrance £5/£4 Wine

All proceeds go to cold weather shelters for the homeless.

SOLD OUT Free Event

NO ONE EXISTS ALONE
ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL / THE POETRY LIBRARY

WEDNESDAY 4TH APRIL 2018 8 P.M.
RUTH O’CALLAGHAN PRESENTS

NO ONE EXISTS ALONE

GEORGE SZIRTES
ELAINE FEINSTEIN
FLEUR ADCOCK
RUTH O’CALLAGHAN
LYNN FOOTE
VANESSA SHARP

WE WILL BE CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF POETRY RAISING MONEY FOR THE HOMELESS VIA THE CAMDEN AND LUMEN POETRY SERIES.

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR PAST SUPPORT AND HOPE THAT THEY COME TO THIS FREE EVENT BUT TICKETS NEED TO BE OBTAINED FROM THE POETRY LIBRARY.

email to: info@poetrylibrary.org.uk

Patron Andrew Motion

Ruth O’Callaghan Presents:

VER POETS:

Julian Bishop

Simon Cockle

Chris Delaney

Daphne Gloag

Beliza McKenzie

Greg Smith

POETS FROM THE FLOOR ARE VERY WELCOME. Please leave the poem you read to be considered for the next anthology.

Lumen, 88 Tavistock Place. WC1 ~ Admission £5 / £4 ~ Wine

All money raised goes to cold weather shelters for the homeless.

DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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