Luton Poetry Society

Luton Poetry Society is a group of poets and lovers of poetry who come together to read and discuss poetry in the friendly atmosphere of Luton Central Library. Established in June 2011 by Luton Poet Mary Emeji, we aim to promote poetry throughout  Luton town, by organising poetry events each month, giving poets the opportunity to read their work, and also encouraging aspiring poets to write. We sometimes have a special theme on a particular day which gingers up each member to write something new! We display books published by our poets during our meetings, and even set up a profile for each poet on our website thereby creating more publicity for their work.

Our meetings take place on the last Saturday of the each month at Luton Central Library (3rd Floor), from 2.00pm - 4.00pm (with a friendly break in-between).

Everyone who loves to read, write or listen to poetry is welcome to join us for £25 per year or £4 a session.

Upcoming Events

Our meetings are in two parts:
First part is on the chosen theme (poems written by you or by other poets) and
Second part is on general theme - any other poems you'd like to share!

Saturday 26 August 2017 
"Be A Poet - History Comes Alive"
Choose a historical poet dating from the 18th Century back to the very beginning of time. Then come perform their poems, dressed as them!
(Those wishing to partake can contact us on our website.)
Conference Room (Third Floor), 2pm to 4pm

Saturday 30 September 2017
Luton Poetry Festival 2016
Theme - Paint A Poem
Write a poem based on a Painting you like, then bring the poem and a copy of the Painting.
"Painting is silent poetry. Poetry is painting with the gift of speech." (Simonides)
Conference Room (Third Floor), 2pm to 4pm

Saturday 28 October 2017 
National Poetry Day, theme to be chosen by the Nation!!
Conference Room (Third Floor), 2pm to 4pm

Saturday 25 November 2017
Theme - Winter
Conference Room (Third Floor), 2pm to 4pm

Saturday 16 December 2017 
Christmas Poetry Party 2017
Featuring Christmas poems, singing of carols, classical music, cake, and gifts for members.
First Floor, 2pm to 4pm