Wednesday, July 31, 2013

LONDON: Anne Stevenson and Ruth O'Callghan

Wednesday, 14th August, 2013, 6.30pm, FREE, with wine    
1 Bloomsbury Street,
WC1 3 QE
Nearest tube Holborn/Tottenham Court Road

Anne Stevenson will be launching her translations of the renowned Russian poet Eugene Dubnov, while Ruth O'Callaghan will be launching her fourth collection, The Silence Unheard.

Monday, July 29, 2013

LONDON: Graham Buchan & Angela Jung


Monday, 12th August, 2013, 7.30pm, £3, £2 student/OAP
The Sozzled Sausage,
Leamington Spa
CV32 4NX

This month it's time for our Summer Slam!

Thanks to the devoted and supportive atmosphere of the PGR crowd, this is one of the most enjoyable slams you'll ever encounter! There will of course be the usual open mic slots...but the fact that there will be actual prize money and the chance to win a feature slot at a future PGR event is surely enough to tempt even performance newbies to come and join the fun.

The guidelines are as follows:
   The slam will take place over 3 rounds.The first round will be on the theme of SPORT; the following 2 rounds will be free choice.
    Each poem should be no longer than 3minutes.
    Each poet will be appreciated according to their content, delivery and audience response.
   The top 4 scoring poets from the first round will go through to the semi finals.
   The victor and the runner up will share the door takings in some fitting proportion.
   The winner will also be offered the chance to feature at a future PGR event, assuming that they have not featured numerous times before!

If you have any further questions or wish to register, contact

With open mic support from…….yes……YOU!
Come and share your poems or enjoy the talent of others- seasoned poets & first time performers most welcome!

If you're planning to come along, or would like to know more about the night, please email
Look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, July 26, 2013

LEEDS: Gaia Holmes at the Leeds Cross-Cultural Book Fair

Friday, July 26th, 2013, 11am
St Johns Centre,
Merrion Street,

Gaia Holmes at the Leeds Cross-Cultural Book Fair
Reading from and signing copies of her brand new poetry collection Lifting the Piano with One Hand.
11am (reading), 11.30am (signing).

More info here.

Monday, July 22, 2013

EDINBURGH: Porty Panopticum!

Sunday, July 28th, 2013, 2pm, FREE
Portobello Library

Porty Poets + Rachel Amey + Open Mic

Following an Inky Fingers Workshop, Porty Poets has formed and we’re holding our first spoken word event at the wonderful Portobello Library. We have guest poet and local Rachel Amey coming, plus we’re being MC’d by our tutor and fabulous performer, Jenny Lindsay. And yes we’re performing ourselves. Come and join us. We have an open mic for those of you who’d like to join in too – no need to book just sign-up at the door.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

GALWAY: Westside Arts Festival/Over The Edge Summer Open-mic

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013, 6pm-8pm

Westside Library,
Seamus Quirke Road

Over The Edge in association with Westside Arts Festival presents the 2013 Over The Edge Summer Open-mic. 

Everyone who has a poem or story to share is most welcome to take part. So, if you have some writing you’d like to read to an audience, this is your opportunity to do so.

The MCs for the evening will be Kevin Higgins & Susan Millar DuMars. All are welcome to attend.

Over The Edge acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council and Galway City Council.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

LONDON: Torriano reading

Sunday, 14th July 2013, 7.30pm, FREE

99 Torriano Avenue
Nearest tube Kentish Town
Mimi Khalvati, Anna Robinson and Ruth O'Callaghan are the featured readers.

Friday, July 12, 2013

LONDON: Lumen Poetry Series

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013, doors open 6.30pm for 7pm, £5/£4, WINE
88 Tavistock Place
Tubes: Russell Square, Kings Cross, St Pancras

Ruth O'Callaghan presents Rosie Bailey, Connie Bensley and Fleur Adcock.
Poets from the floor very welcome.
Please leave the poem you read to be considered for the next anthology. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

GLASGOW: Poetry and Picnic

Saturday, 20th July, 2013, noon-2pm

Poetry and Picnic on Glasgow Green organised by the Glasgow Women's Library and featuring Grey Hen poets A C Clarke, Eleanor Livingstone, Maggie Rabatski and Sheila Templeton. The poets will be reading from their own work, and also presenting a selection of poems from the new Grey Hen anthology Running Before the Wind: poems about the sea.

LONDON: Torriano reading

Sunday, 14th July 2013, 7.30pm, FREE
99 Torriano Avenue
Nearest tube Kentish Town
Mimi Khalvati, Anna Robinson and Ruth O'Callaghan are the featured readers.