About us

Submitted by Poetry Aloud on Fri, 05/08/2016 - 20:48

Poetry Aloud has met in Bury St Edmunds since 2008. We currently meet in the Bay Tree Bistro Café on St Johns Street every last Tuesday of the month, except December, when there is no meeting. We begin at 19:30 and aim to finish at 21:30.

How we roll

Submitted by Poetry Aloud on Tue, 21/07/2009 - 12:21

Poetry Aloud Website mission statement

This website has the same philosophy as the poetry reading group with which it is associated — to provide local poets with a sympathetic platform from which to read (or in this case narrowcast) their work.

Next Poetry Aloud will be on Tuesday 29th November

Next Poetry Aloud will be on Tuesday 29th November, 7.30pm at The Bay Tree Cafe Bistro , 11 St Johns Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1SQ. Open Mic, as usual, and featured poet will be Rob Lock, accompanied on Cello by Jen Larner.

Don't forget to let us know if you are coming to the Christmas social evening on the 20th December at the Bay Tree Café Bistro. Other halves will be welcome, the idea is simply to relax, mix and chat. The Bay Tree will provide a buffet at only £8 per head.

Social evening 20th December 2016

It is proposed that we have a poetry-less social evening on the 20th December at the Bay Tree Café Bistro. Other halves will be welcome, the idea is simply to relax, mix and chat.

The Bay Tree will provide a buffet at only £8 per head. If you remember the nibbles provided at Chris's party last year you will know the Bay Tree do a very good buffet.

Monthly workshop THIS Tuesday 8th November

The monthly workshop is THIS Tuesday 8th November at Joe Thraveson-Lambert's flat at 19:30.

The format of the workshop will be that you take copies of the poems you are working on to hand around the group. When your poems were being discussed you do not speak until all comments are made.

You should need no more than 10 copies.

Please contact Joe on jibse@apora.co.uk if you wish to attend.

Poetry at the Deanery. Elizabeth Cook reads.

Poetry at the Deanery. Elizabeth Cook reads.

     an evening of supper and poetry

at the Deanery, the Great Churchyard, Bury St Edmunds
on Friday 11th November between 6.30 and 9 pm

          £10 a head. numbers limited
please sign up by 8th November to dean@stedscathedral.org

The readings will include new and published poems and excerpts from her fiction, Achilles (Methuen 2001) and from her forthcoming fiction, Lux.

This will be the first of a series of similar events.

 

A new look!

Submitted by Poetry Aloud on Thu, 30/06/2016 - 13:28

Welcome to our updated website. The code we have been using since 2008 has long been falling into obsolescence, and is now finally obsolete. We have upgraded to the latest (having skipped a generation of code) and we hope you like the result.

This new version will work better on mobile devices of all sizes. It is also more secure for us all.

Most importantly, all of the poems are still here, accessed in the archive from the right-hand menu or the tabs on the top menu.