welcome, readers, writers and revellers

This is the blog of Oxford University Poetry Society, where you can get up-to-date news about our upcoming events and poetry readings, dates of poetry workshops, read contributors' poetry, and try a hand at writing your own...

Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Next term!

Our brand new term card has arrived...and there are LOTS of treats in store...


Wk 1 (22/01) - Burns' Night Winter Warmer reading by RODDY LUMSDEN

Wk 2 (29/01) - TRANSLATION FESTIVAL featuring David Constantine, editor of 'Modern Poetry in Translation' magazine, as well as Simon Smith, poet-translator of Catallus.

Wk 3 (05/02) - Tall Lighthouse's PILOT POETS Emily Berry, Camellia Stafford, Vidyan Ravinthiran

Wk 4 (12/02) - poet laureate ANDREW MOTION

Wk 5 (19/02) - JAMIE MC KENDRICK

Wk 6 (26/02) - RUTH PADEL


Wk 8 (12/03) - JOHN SIDDIQUE



Our regular workshops meet, as last year, on Wednesdays in The Mitre, starting promptly at 8pm, so please come along and meet some of Oxford's young and decidedly alcoholic poets!

And aside from our wednesday workshops, we've ALSO got these masterclasses:

Wk 3 (06/02) - a special pre-Valentine's Day Sonnet Workshop at Christ Church in Lecture rm 1.
Wk 5 (20/02) - Translation Workshop to hone your skills and follow up the festival in second week.



OUPS will administrate the Martin Starkie Poetry Competition, as well as the Declamation Competition during Hilary 2009.


--MEMBERSHIP: £10 termly or £25 yearly including entry to all events, so very good value! Readings are £3 each to non-members. Wine is included.

Don't forget to join our mailing list if you'd like to receive updates on the readings and events that we are running as well as other ways to get involved. Email eloise.stonborough@seh.ox.
ac.uk to sign up.

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