Sundays; 7.30pm; £5/4 according to pocket
see here for upcoming readings

There have been poetry readings on Sunday nights at Torriano Meeting House

John Heath-Stubbs reciting at Torriano

John Heath-Stubbs reciting at Torriano

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.

A Sunday reading in the late 1980s

A Sunday reading in the late 1980s

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)



5th – Katherine Gallagher and Jane McLaughlin
12th – Sue Macintyre, Roddy Maude-Roxby and Lynne Hjelmgaard
19th – Leah Fritz, Frances White, Nancy Mattson and Jane Duran
26th – Adnan al-Sayegh (Iraqi poet-in-exile) Stephen Watts and John White. Hosted by Hylda Sims


2nd – Donald Gardner and Mary O’Donnell
9th – tbc
16th – Easter Sunday – No Reading
23rd – Tom Rubens, Christine Webb and Ian McEwen
30th – Dinah Livingstone


7th –Belinda Singleton reading from her new collection ‘Foxes Don’t Wear Watches’ and Janice Windle
14th – June Hall, Patricia  Debney and Rosie Bailey, introduced by Katherine Gallagher and Maggie Butt
21st – Jodie Hollander, Sarah Wescott and others – Liverpool University Press reading 28th – Brondesbury Group (tbc)


4th – Jehane Markham and Cheryl Moskowitz
11th – Daphne Gloag, Carol De Vaughn and Rosie Johnston
18th – Shanta Acharya and Ruth Sharman


One thought on “Poetry

  1. Leah Fritz says:

    Please note that on 19 March the following poets will be reading at the Torriano Meeting House:

    Jane Duran, Leah Fritz, Nancy Mattson and Frances White.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: