Poetry Happening Near You

Shropshire

Our libraries

We have 20 Public Libraries, 1 Prison Library and 3 Mobile Libraries across the county:
https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/libraries/

 

Regular poetry groups

Bridgnorth Library

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

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, the last Tuesday of the month 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 6 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 astounds you. I was lucky enough to meet the poet Tony Walsh and Brian Patten whose poems really inspired me. Was honored to be asked to review the courageous, truthful and unflinching #metoo anthology edited by Deborah Alma. These poems stayed with me for a long time after I put the book down. I would recommend poetry collections by James Sheard, The Abandoned Settlements and Jackie Kay, Fiere.