Sundays; 7.30pm; £5/4 according to pocket
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There have been poetry readings on Sunday nights at Torriano Meeting House
since 1982. As well as the evening’s main readers invited from a broad range of literary practice, there are usually a number of ‘poets from the floor’, who may include full-time poets and also beginners presenting a piece in public for the first time. The range has spanned Stephen Spender and John Heath-Stubbs to Labi Siffre and John Hegley.
The publishers Hearing Eye was born from the Sunday readings and has its base at Torriano.
Poetry readings 2016
Sundays at 7.30pm.
Poets from the floor welcome. Admission £5/£4 (according to pocket)
3rd – Magma 68 reading: Anna Selby, Dawn Gorman, Joolz Sparkes, Nick Moss, David Gilbert and Michelle Penn
10th – Urja Burkhardt and Danielle Hope
17th – Karen Green and Lynn Foote
24th – Angela Kirby and Maggie Sawkins, introduced by Peter Phillips
1st – Wanda Barford and Scott Elder, introduced by publisher Dempsey & Windle
8th – Fawzia Kane and others (tbc)
15th – Bruce Barnes / Kosuke Shirasu
22nd – Mel Pryor and Stuart McKenzie, introduced by Lisa Kelly
29th – Imruh Bakari and Nairobi Thompson – introduced by Milverton Wallace
5th – Stephen Watts
12th – Dónall Dempsey and Alexandra Davis, introduced by Janice Windle
19th – Katherine Gallagher and Maggie Butt, Ruth Smith and Anne Stewart, (Grey Hen poets) introduced by Joy Howard
26th – Jeremy Reed
3rd – Magma Deaf Issue reading
10th Jessica Pujol Duran and Jon Clay, introduced by Chris Gutkind
17th – Come all ye