our meetings

The Society meets at 2.45pm on the fourth Saturday of most months (except where shown) at the Nottingham Mechanics Institute, 3 North Sherwood Street, Nottingham NG1 4AX.

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.

Contact us at:



23rd June, 2018 at 2:45

Poetry talk and reading by Karin Koller, founder of Soundswrite Press


16th May: A Change of venue for this meeting :


Nottingham, NG1 2DH. Entrance £4

 We are excited to present two poets, Rory Waterman and Zayneb Allak.

Rory Waterman’s collection from Carcanet Press, Sarajevo Roses was published in 2017. His previous volume, Tonight The Summer’s Over was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Prize in 2014. His poems have appeared widely and he has also published critical volumes on 20th Century English Poetry.

Zayneb Allak has taught in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and now at Edge Hill University. Her debut pamphlet, Kleine Angst was published  by New Walk Editions in 2017. She has described the writing process as ‘uncanny, at once familiar and strange, intimate and alien.’

We look forward to seeing you there.

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28th April: Our Exciting Annual Slam

Saturday, April 28, 2.45pm – 5pm

A slam poetry competition with cash prizes over two rounds. The first 20 to sign up take part, so arrive in good time!  The event will be judged by Leanne Moden, poet and convenor of Crosswords Open Mic event.

 24th February 2018

3 poets 4

Poetry Reading

Three NPS members, Viv Apple, Adrian Buckner and David Duncombe, will be reading from their latest collections



January 27th: Annual General Meeting + Poetry Reading by Members and Visitors

February 24th: Poetry reading – by Viv Apple, Adrian Buckner and David Duncombe

March 24th: Talk: Matt Clegg on The Life and Work of Derek Walcott

April 28th: Performance Poetry Competition

May 16th:  Two Poets at Five Leaves Bookshop

June 23rd: Poetry talk and reading by Karin Koller, founder of Soundswrite Press

Thursday July 26th: Poetry Reading: Neil Fulwood and Roy Marshall

No Meeting in August

 Saturday 29 September, 7.30pm at Beeston Library

Translations event with Maura Dooley and others – details tba

October TBA

November TBA

December : No Meeting


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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