The Poetry Business hosts regular readings at venues and festivals across the UK to launch and showcase new titles, and issues of The North magazine. Check this page regularly for details of our forthcoming events.

The Laureate’s Choice Anthology – London Launch

Saturday 19th October, 7-10pm, Free Admission

The Rugby Tavern, London

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Come and celebrate the Laureate’s Choice Anthology with four amazing poets: Natalie Burdett, Geraldine Clarkson, Karen Smith and Zeina Hashem Beck – who is on a rare visit to the UK!

The Laureate’s Choice Anthology brings together substantial selections from each of the 20 poets chosen by Carol Ann Duffy during her time as Poet Laureate. As Carol Ann concludes her hugely successful 10-year tenure we celebrate these exciting and eclectic new voices in contemporary verse.

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The North 62: Launch Party

Saturday 28th September, 6-9pm, Free Admission

Kommune , Castle House, Angel Street , Sheffield

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You are warmly invited to join us on Saturday 28th September to celebrate the launch of issue 62 of The North magazine — the Alive & Kicking issue. This issue was brought into being thanks to the generosity of our 380 supporters who came to our aid following an unsuccessful Arts Council bid. We’re looking forward to celebrating with readings from several of the contributors to the issue. There will also be a bar and a bookstall.

The event will be held after our September Sheffield Writing Day, which will run from 10:15am – 4:30pm.