A lively group of poets has been meeting monthly in and around the city of Wells, Somerset, since 2002. For the last few years we have had a guest poet, time for drinks and conversation in the interval, and readings from the floor. These do not need to be pre-booked; just turn up and you will be made welcome.
When we have guest poets we like to pay them, so we ask for a donation of £3. Meetings are free when we do not have a guest poet, and start promptly at 7pm and finish about 9pm. They are friendly and informal. There is a lot of laughter and occasionally a few tears. We listen in a spirit of respect to every poem, whether it comes from a published poet or a complete beginner. Some people come just to listen, and some listeners become contributors.
In February 2019 we became a Stanza Group of the Poetry Society. Non-members are always welcome.
We meet at 7pm on the first Monday of each month, upstairs at The King’s Head in Wells High Street, conveniently close to the Union Street Car Park.
Our next meeting will be at the King’s Head at 7pm on Monday June 5th. Our guest poet will be Rosie Jackson, whose latest collection Love Leans Over the Table is published by Two Rivers Press.
‘a rare poet of transcendence who expresses the inexplicable with grace’ – BEL MOONEY
On July 3rd our guest poet will be Moira Andrews, on August 7th Dominic Fisher, and on September 4th Alyson Hallett.
Our Wells Litfest Fringe Event will be on Monday 30th October. Save the date!
For past meetings, please see the archive.
Thank you for making me feel so welcome at my first “reading” visit to Fountain Poets. I heard a wonderfully eclectic range of poems, which were read in a variety of styles, giving me food for thought on my own work. Collette Lord
Thanks for joining us, Collette. It was good to hear your contribution and I hope you’ll come again.
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