Poetry Happening Near You

Regular poetry groups - Birmingham

Poets’ Place 

Café Mezz, Library of Birmingham

Fortnightly, Sat 7 & 21 Feb, Sat 7 & 21 March, Sat 4 & 18 Apr (3pm – 5pm)

Organised by the Library of Birmingham and Apples & Snakes, Poets' Place is an informal gathering of poets that meets twice a month. The Poets’ Place is an opportunity for local poets to meet like‐minded people, where poets can give and solicit feedback on poetry, or just sit back and write for a couple of hours without interruption. Poets’ Place can be used to make new friends, discover new poets, find out about poetry events, share and have your work critiqued, make useful connections, set a writing schedule...

Local poet Jasmine Gardosi leads on Poets’ Place and whether you are a published poet, a slam champion, or someone who is just wondering whether poetry might be worth a try, stop by. There is no need to sign up or book a place: just show up with your poems or a blank notebook. There will be someone there to make you feel welcome and advise you on how to make the most of your time there. The Poets' Place can be whatever you as a poet decide to make of it.

There is a Poets’ Place facebook group that contains up to date information on session themes and poetry from the Group, find us at www.facebook.com/placeforpoets.


Frankley Library

The readers’ group at Frankley Library, although it does not focus on poetry, is always happy to hear poems written by members - enquire at Frankley Library for details.

Northfield Library

Northfield Library has a thriving poetry group that meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 10 am - 12 noon.

Normally the poetry group base their meetings around a theme or poet and members bring in poems to read and discuss  about that poet or theme. 

Unfortunately the group is full at the moment and is not accepting new members, but if you would like to enquire further, contact Northfield Library, 0121 464 1007.


Cannon Hill Writers' Group

Cannon Hill Writers' Group - The group now meet at the Horseshoe pub, Stratford Road, Birmingham, B28  9BH (opposite the library) every Thursday evening 8-9.45pm.