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.

Sally Goldsmith at ‘Irreplaceable: An Evening of Trees’

An evening of stories, poetry and discussion about the vital, yet threatened, role of ancient woodland and street trees in Sheffield

Are We There Yet? by Sally Goldsmith

Join Julian Hoffman, award-winning author of Irreplaceable: The Fight to Save our Wild Places, Sally Goldsmith, Sheffield-based poet, songmaker and tree campaigner, and Dr Nicky Rivers, Living Landscape Development Manager for the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, for an evening of stories, poetry and discussion about the vital, yet threatened, role of ancient woodland – including Smithy Wood – and street trees in Sheffield. The evening is in support of the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust and Sheffield Tree Action Groups.

Find out more here.

Kommune, Castle House, Angel Street, Sheffield S3 8LS

Thursday 21st November, 7-9pm, £2 (on the door)

The Equilibrium Line at Shore Poets 2019

The Equilibrium Line by David Wilson

Please join us for an entertaining evening of poetry and music at the last Shore Poets of 2019. We have a fantastic line-up of four established and new poetical talents. Plus musical interludes from the brilliantly named, and possibly philosophical, Mother Superior And The Wherewithal.

David Wilson, author of the award-winning The Equilibrium Line will be reading alongside Anna Crowe, Christine De Luca and Tammy Adams. Find out more here.

Canons’ Gait cellar bar 232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ

Wednesday 27th November, 7pm, £5/3 (concs)

Sunday Service: Poetry – with Ella Duffy, Abigail Parry and Clare Pollard

Presenting all aspects of the verse world, from ballads to blank verse and sonnets to slams.

Sunday 1st December, 16:30, £12, book here!

New Hunger by Ella Duffy

From ballads to blank verse and sonnets to slam battles, this event will explore how we take poetry from the page and bring it to life through performance and discussion. Curated by leading poetry society Live Canon, each week offers a platform to guests from different parts of the verse world to come together and share their work in an exciting and enlightening way.

Boulevard Theatre, 6 Walker’s Ct, Soho, London W1F, UK

Find out more by clicking here.

The International Book & Pamphlet Winners’ Launch

Workshop & Readings

Saturday 1st February 2020

The Wordsworth Trust, Dove Cottage, A591, Grasmere LA22 9SH

Come and celebrate the launch of our 2019 International Book & Pamphlet Prize winners in the stunning Lake District. This reading will be accompanied with a writing workshop – more details TBA.