Monthly Poetry Events In The North West & Midlands Area

These are just the events that I know of – so if you have any that would fit on this list please do leave the details in the comments and I will update.

Monthly Open Mics:

Natter Bolton – run by Romina Ramos and Stuart Beveridge in Bolton.

Shrewsbury Poetry – runs the first Thursday of each month, alternating between in-person and zoom. Details can be found on Facebook for each in-person event. The next zoom is Thursday 02/03/2023 and the person to contact about details is Jean Atkins.

Poems & Pints – Macclesfield – runs the first Wednesday of each month at The Button Warehouse in Macclesfield – events are listed on Facebook

Nantwich & Crewe Writers – meets once a month at Hopes & Beams in Crewe.

Poetry Whitchurch – runs the third Monday of each month, alternating between in-person and zoom. The March meeting will be a zoom meeting and log in details can be obtained by containing the charity through the Facebook page.

Northern Poets Society – Follow the Northern Poets Society on twitter or Instagram (@northerpoetssociety) for the exact dates on this monthly open mic. It runs virtually through zoom once a month, with in-person events throughout the year at various places such as the Manchester Art Gallery, and Clitheroe Castle.

Cirque-du-Artswarm – this is a bi-monthly event and not limited to poetry. The next night is Saturday 20th May in the Wistaston Memorial Hall in Crewe. Run by Mark Sheeky.

Word Stafford – Next open mic is Monday 3rd April due to the poetry slam taking place in March.

Wordcraft – currently on hiatus – but events are hybrid!

Stone Scratch Night – Second Thursday of each month at the Wren in Stone.

Malpass Poetry – Second Friday of each month at Magpie bookshop in Malpass, Shropshire.

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