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!

Upcoming events (1)

PoetryEast with Rupert Sheldrake - 'The Science Delusion' [FREE ONLINE EVENT]

PoetryEast is delighted to be hosting Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. Sheldrake's work explores the limits of science, and what he has called 'the dogmas of science' - how science has failed to explore unexplained human and animal abilities. Jnanavaca (who studied physics at Oxford) will be in conversation with him about science and the nature of consciousness.

Usually our PoetryEast events happen in-person and typically attract between[masked] attendees. Due to COVID-19, we're hosting our events online (via youtube) in order to continue our exploration of the arts and fulfil our mission of showcasing the work of well-known contemporary writers, artists and poets.

This is a free online event at 7pm, Saturday 3rd July via YouTube. The link will be made available shortly before the event.

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