Our Meetings

The Society meets at  various venues  throughout the year. See below for details of our next meeting.

We have a diverse programme of readings, talks, workshops etc, as well as an open forum, when members have the opportunity of presenting their own work.

You are always very welcome to join us as a visitor.  The visitors’ fee is £4.00 per session.

If you’d like to become a member, you can do so at any meeting, or if you prefer, you can send a cheque with your details to our Treasurer.

Membership of the Society is £20.00 per annum: cheques should be made payable to ‘Nottingham Poetry Society’ and sent to the Treasurer at 4 Devonshire Court, Devonshire Avenue, Allestree, Derby DE22 2AZ.

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Poetry Reading: Davina Prince and Maria Taylor

Thursday 30th May, 2019 – 7pm-8.30pm

Five Leaves bookshop, 14a Long Row Nottingham NG12DH

£3 on the door, refreshments included. Please let us know you are coming on

DA Prince has two full-length poetry collections from HappenStance, the second of which, Common Ground, won the East Midlands Book Award in 2015. She has now returned to pamphlet format with Bookmarks (HappenStance, 2018) in which the everyday ephemera we use to mark our pages is only a starting point.

Maria Taylor’s first collection Melanchrini (Nine Arches Press) was shortlisted for the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize. Her most recent publication is her pamphlet from HappenStance, Instructions for Making Me. Some of her favourite poetry collections are actually pamphlets.


Our past events

Nottingham Poetry Society Slam

Saturday 27th April, 2019 – 2.30pm-5pm

Nottingham Mechanics Institute

£4/£2 (students with ID)

£1 observers

Our annual Poetry Slam is back!  For this slam there will be two rounds with an interval between. Everyone has three minutes to read in the first half, then half of the competitors are selected to read again in the second round. So every competitor needs to bring six minutes of poetry. There will be first, second and third place – £25, £15 and £10.

The event will again be adjudicated by poet and Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature team member, Leanne Moden. The first 20 to sign up take part, so arrive in good time!




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2 thoughts on “Meetings

  1. Hmm. Will most likely come along to these. Is there any way to arrange book launches in conjunction with you guys at any point? We’re based in Nottingham, and would very much like to get involved in the local poetry scene to help grow our profile.


  2. I am a Nigerian-based poet, who recently relocated to Nottingham for my Msc at Univ of Nottingham. I would like to attend your monthly events and would be glad to meet and share some of my poems as well…

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