This is just to say – spoken word open mic night

The Community Works 21 Park End Street, Oxford

Join us in the library on the first Tuesday of every month to enjoy all manner of word-weaving, story-sharing and spell-casting. We welcome poets, storytellers, and writers of all kinds to share their work (or the work of others) in a safe, supportive, and inclusive space. Oxfordshire's Great Big Green Week is this month, a … Continue reading This is just to say – spoken word open mic night

£5

Light about the Darkness

The Community Works 21 Park End Street, Oxford

The flowers came out and they were on our side – Kenneth Koch The leaves are coming uncoupled from their trees – James (age 5) Poems have a special capacity to embrace dark subjects with a light touch. The ‘word machinery’ of a poem can hold such diverse feelings as joy and grief close together and harmoniously. As children we use … Continue reading Light about the Darkness

Free

This is just to say: spoken word open mic night

The Community Works 21 Park End Street, Oxford

Join us in the library on the first Tuesday of every month to enjoy all manner of word-weaving, story-sharing and spell-casting. We welcome poets, storytellers, and writers of all kinds to share their work (or the work of others) in a safe, supportive, and inclusive space. Oxfordshire's Great Big Green Week was Sept 24th - … Continue reading This is just to say: spoken word open mic night

£5

The Poetry Door: Who Am I?

The Community Works 21 Park End Street, Oxford

In these workshops, we will consider how poetry can be a tool for self-expression and social justice, for empathy, and empowerment. This month's workshop is on the topic "Who am I?" We will look at how to write for self-expression and think about topics like Identity, Memory and Belonging. Everyone has something valuable to express and … Continue reading The Poetry Door: Who Am I?

Free

How to be a Tarot Card (or a Teenager) Book Launch

The Community Works 21 Park End Street, Oxford

Join Jennifer A McGowan as she celebrates the launch of her second full poetry collection, How to be a Tarot Card (or A Teenager) hosted in collaboration with Arachne Press   Taking one of the major Arcana of Tarot as the starting point for each of the poems, Jennifer A McGowan explores the joys and … Continue reading How to be a Tarot Card (or a Teenager) Book Launch

Free

Griot’s Well Writers Poetry Showcase

The Community Works 21 Park End Street, Oxford

On 30th October, the Oxford Poetry Library are proud to welcome the Griot's Well poets who are coming to share their work with the Oxford community. They will be helping deliver a day of free activities which we hope will inspire your creative practice, including a workshop on collage and poetry (check out the other event … Continue reading Griot’s Well Writers Poetry Showcase

Free

This is just to say: spoken word open mic night

The Community Works 21 Park End Street, Oxford

Join us in the library on the first Tuesday of every month to enjoy all manner of word-weaving, story-sharing and spell-casting. We welcome poets, storytellers, and writers of all kinds to share their work (or the work of others) in a safe, supportive, and inclusive space. Slots are 5 minutes long, and performers sign up … Continue reading This is just to say: spoken word open mic night

£5

Lewis Buxton: Boy Poems

The Community Works 21 Park End Street, Oxford

Join Lewis Buxton at Oxford Poetry Library for an evening of poetry and spoken word. Blending poetry, comedy and storytelling, Buxton explores all the different types of boy you can be – tender, awful, thoughtful, vulnerable. Here, a maelstrom of mental health, male bodies, and sexuality is laid bare with wit and curiosity, and the … Continue reading Lewis Buxton: Boy Poems

Free – £12

Getting Started With Poetry: free monthly workshop

The Community Works 21 Park End Street, Oxford

Whether you’ve never written a poem before, have just started to write, or aren’t sure if what you’re writing is poetry, this monthly workshop is a chance to carve out some time for writing.In each workshop, we’ll read a poem together, and use it as our starting point. We’ll suggest some prompts you could take … Continue reading Getting Started With Poetry: free monthly workshop

Free