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 by 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 February 6th, with guest poet Moira Andrew. Moira writes for both adults and children; she has many books in print, from publishers including Indigo Dreams, Dempsey & Windle, Poetry Space and others. She performs her work in a very lovely voice. Not to be missed!
“Moira Andrew’s poems are funny, quirky and fresh. They offer shrewd observations of older generations with profound insight into the strangest regions of our own lives.”
In March we have Hannah Linden, in April, Deborah Harvey, in May Rachael Clyne, in June Rosie Jackson, and in September Alyson Hallett.
For past meetings, please see the archive.