Someone recently said, poetry is not meant to be read quietly, but to be listened to. So just like in the Dead Poets Society movie, I would like to meet with people who also love poetry, love to read it aloud, love to perform it, love to talk about it and love to write it. - Let's come together sharing poems and why they touch us the way they do.

Check out our website !!! http://www.livingpoetry.net/

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Listen to our podcasts: Living Poetry Podcast

Here is what we do...

Poetry Brunch (we are reading classic, modern and our own poetry for the pure joy of it)
every 1st Saturday morning of the month as a brunch

Sharing Creativity (poetry workshop: critiquing our own work, writing exercises and cool homework)
* every 3rd Thursday evening of the month (in Durham)

* Virtual Workshop (via email)

Book Club

every 2nd Sunday at a member's home; please request membership to the book club

Poetry Prompts

Every Monday morning, prompts are being sent out in hopes they trigger spontaneous poetic eruptions.

Poetry Between the Lines

Every 3rd Saturday of the month we come together for a deep dive into five poems of one chosen classic or contemporary poet.

Poet's Lounge

Leisurely get-together to talk about the poet's life under today's myriad distractions. (adhoc event)

Exploratory Poet

We schedule visits to museums, poetic places etc. randomly and write about what we’ve seen and experience afterwards (adhoc event)

Join us for anything and everything that piques your interest and resonates with your poetic soul!

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A warm Welcome to all who cannot live without poetry!

Recent Meetups

  • Yesterday · 3:00 PM

    Vision & Voice

    3 Poetry Lovers

    VISION AND VOICE: A POETIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE GALLERY NOTE: The deadline for submissions is April 4th and the reading takes place on April 26th. The Joyful Jewel... Learn more
  • Yesterday · 2:00 PM

    NCPS Reading Series

    2 Poetry Lovers

    Since opening, McIntyre’s has been a leader in the area for hosting author readings. They’ve had hundreds of local and national authors visit and every fourth Sunday... Learn more
  • 2 days ago · 10:00 AM

    Intro to Letterpress Printing

    5 Poetry Lovers

    Introduction to printing with Brian Allen. THIS EVENT IS NOT ORGANIZED BY LIVING POETRY. YOU MUST REGISTER DIRECTLY WITH BRIAN ALLEN: http://www.artisanprinter.com/... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 12:00 AM

    Living Poetry Virtual Workshop

    3 Poetry Lovers

    What is this Living Poetry Virtual Workshop meetup? This meetup is a reminder to join the Living Poetry Virtual Workshop (LPVW). We created the Virtual Workshop in... Learn more
  • 6 days ago · 6:00 PM

    Relax Your Way to Great Poetry with Mimi Herman

    8 Poetry Lovers

    This event is sponsored by the North Carolina Writers' Network. If your life feels like one commitment piled on top of another, with no time to write, join us to ease... Learn more
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