All meetings are held at St Michael’s Parish Centre and begin at 8.00pm, unless otherwise stated. Visitors welcome £4 at the door, members £2
Pub nights take place at the White Hart Hotel on Holywell Hill St Albans
Friday, September 21st 2012
Freda Downie Competition Results
Readings of the short-listed poems in this year’s competition. Judge, Anna Avebury, will present her report and announce the winners. She will be reading from her own work in the second half.
Friday October 19th 2012 at 8.00pm
John will read from his latest collection The Man on Crewe Station. Read round in the second half.
Friday, November 16th 2012 at 8pm
Terry Jones on the sonnet
An evening dedicated to exploring the nature of the sonnet. Bring a favourite sonnet or one of your own to read.
Friday December 7th 2012 at 8pm
Roger wil be reading from his recently published memoir: The Horseman’s Word, shortlisted for the PEN Ackerley Award and from his poetry.
Friday, January 18th 2013 at 8pm
Linked to the more widely known haiku, renga is a form of collaborative poetry between two or more people. Come and experience another way of writing poetry.
Friday February 15th 2013 at 8.00pm
The Life and Poetry of Sylvia Plath
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the untimely death of Sylvia Plath, Daphne Schiller and Gill Knibbs will lead this evening dedicated to her poetry. Bring your favourite Plath poem or something of your own to share.
Friday March 15th 2013 at 8pm
Ten-liners Competition Evening
Readings of the winning and selected poems in this year’s competition. David Van-Cauter will present his report and award prizes. He will be reading from his own work in the second half.
Friday April 19th 2013 at 8pm
Lead by Gill Knibbs. Bring pen and paper.
Friday May 17th 2013 at 8pm
Louise James will lead this evening dedicated to French poetry. Bring your favourite to share.
June 2013 – St Albans Festival – further details to be announced
Friday July 19th 2013 at 8pm
Your opportunity to contribute to the work of Ver Poets. Bring a poem written this year to read in the second half.