Welcome to our page for Women Poets’ Network events. Here you will find our 2022 programme of events for members of the network. All indicated times are GMT (UK time).
September 27th 7-8pm (Online)
Women Poets’ Circle 3 of 4: Finding and Making Poetry Communities
Featuring guest Christy Ku, founder of BESEA Poets network for British East & South East Asian poets. Third of four co-created digital sessions, informed by what our members tell us they need and would like more information and discussion about. Designed to be non-hierarchical, this is a facilitated safe space for open and honest discussion and shared learning with fellow women poets. Automated captions provided by Otter.ai
FREE for members; £5 for non-members – BOOK NOW
October 12th 7-8.30pm (Online)
How to Sustain a Career as a Woman Poet
Being a poet is often a passion, but love alone won’t pay the rent. How can a poet – and in particular, women poets – sustain a career that allows them to be creative, but also to make a living? In this Women Poets’ Network Webinar, we look at the funding opportunities, industry infrastructure, and resources available to support poets looking to earn their way with their poetry. With industry guests Robyn Law (Society of Authors), Dzifa Benson (poet, critic, editor) and Julia Bird (Poetry Society/Jaybird Live Literature). This webinar will be live captioned, and will include a Q&A.
FREE for members; £6 for non-members – BOOK NOW
November 19th 9.30am-4pm, Dragon Hall, Norwich (Hybrid)
Women Poets’ Festival
The Rebecca Swift Foundation hosts the first Women Poets’ Festival. Designed by and for women poets, the key themes of this all-day festival will be Writing (craft), Doing (practice/making a living), Being (wellbeing and the creative self). A hybrid format will welcome in person and live stream guests. The day will also include readings from the winners of the Women Poets’ Prize 2022. This event has been generously supported by the National Centre for Writing. Full programme tba.
£35 in-person Day Pass, £30 for members (tickets limited); £10 digital Day Pass – TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Women Poets’ Circle: Building Our Own Residencies with Jo Bell
Webinar: What We Talk About When We Talk About Poetry Culture with Forward Arts, Jerwood Foundation, & Poet in the City
Online Social & Open Mics: discussing topics such as writing the perfect bio and entering prizes, with 16 poets reading and breakout networking rooms
Women Poets’ Circle: Creativity & Confidence with Shamshad Khan
Women Poets’ Gathering: Collaborations at Poetry Pharmacy