Poetry Happening Near You

Shropshire

Our libraries

We have 21 and 4 mobile libraries across the county:
http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/library.nsf

Regular poetry groups

Bridgnorth Library

Poetry Session, first Tuesday of each month 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Bring a favourite poem to read aloud, or just come and listen.

Free event

Church Stretton U3a writers' group

Join our creative writers' group for all ages. The group meets fortnightly every second Friday from 9.45am to 11.45am - £7.50 per session. For more information contact the library.

Write to the point!

Write to the point! creative writing group for young people, 11 to 16 years. Held on the second Saturday of every month from 10am to 12noon. New members are always welcome, just turn up or contact the library for details.

Ludlow Library Writers Group

The group meets once a month, every Thursday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the library and new members are welcome. For further information please contact the library.

Market Drayton Library

Drayton Writers, first Tuesday of the month, 7 pm to 9 pm

Drayton Writers is a small, friendly, constructive group with a variety of creative writing interests.

If you have ever thought you had a novel, a story, a poem or a play in you why not come along?  

Whitchurch Library

Whitchurch Writers Group, every third Tuesday from 2 pm to 4 pm

Whitchurch Writers Group is a small friendly constructive group with a variety of creative writing interests.

If you have ever thought you had a novel, a story, a poem or a play in you why not come along? 

Time to Listen

Time to listen runs in 11 libraries. Listen in friendly company as library staff read aloud stories and poetry for adults. Bring along a favourite to read yourself or just sit back and relax.

Please see Shropshire Libraries web page for more information.

Poetry on Loan representative

Mirka Duxberry – mirka.duxberry@shropshire.gov.uk

I always loved poetry and have written some since I was about 10 years old.

I love poetry that makes people smile and poetry that takes my breath away. Recently I’ve enjoyed The Trouble With Poetry and Other Poems by Billy Collins, Kytice: Czech & English bilingual edition by Karel Jaromír Erben with a great English translation by Susan Reynolds, which took me back to my childhood and Arbitrary edges by Brenda Read-Brown which is full to the brim of fantastic poems for everyone.