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, Tuesday 28th February

Next Poetry Aloud will be on Tuesday 28th February, 7.30pm at The Bay Tree Cafe Bistro , 11 St Johns Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1SQ. Open Mic, as usual, and our featured poet this month will be John Meehan.

Monthly workshop THIS Tuesday 14th February

The monthly workshop is THIS Tuesday 14th February 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

Next Poetry Aloud, Tuesday 31st January

Next Poetry Aloud will be on Tuesday 31st January, 7.30pm at The Bay Tree Cafe Bistro , 11 St Johns Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1SQ. Open Mic, as usual, and our featured poet this month will be Chris Bowden.

Don't forget, if you have tried your hand at a 'new poem for old' to bring it along.

Happy New Year

Hoping you all had a good Christmas and are looking forward to a creative and poetical new year.

There was a bit of talk at the Christmas social around the topic of 'Old poems for new' as the subject for our reading at the Festival of Suffolk Poetry in May, with a few people saying that they didn't really understand the concept and were finding it hard to write something.