What we're about

PoetryEast are not-for-profit cultural events held at the London Buddhist Centre showcasing the work of well-known contemporary writers, artists and poets. Guests at PoetryEast have included novelists and playwrights such as Colm Tóibín and Michael Frayn; writers and thinkers such as Marina Warner and Dr Rowan Williams; artists such as Antony Gormley; and poets such as Jorie Graham, Wendy Cope, Michael Longley, and Mark Doty.

We're new to Meetup, but our events have been running since 2011 and we've built up a wonderful community of both regulars and newcomers. Each event attracts around 35-100 attendees, are very sociable and focus on the life and work of a guest artist by way of an interview, a reading or presentation.

The aim of PoetryEast is to explore the value of the arts by showcasing the best writers and artists in the UK and beyond. Our evenings are informative, inspiring, sociable and uplifting with a friendly atmosphere. There's also tea and biscuits, as well as poetry and art. Everyone is welcome whether you have a mild curiosity for poetry and the arts or a fully blown passion!

Past events (25)

PoetryEast with Dara McAnulty (in-person)

51 Roman Rd

PoetryEast with A. E. Stallings (in-person)

51 Roman Rd

PoetryEast with Colm Tóibín (Youtube Premier)

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