Book here for ticketed events in our light and airy Distillery space, with its own poetry library, tea and coffee and other resources. You will also find information about our regular reading and writing groups.

We aim to host the country’s best poets and workshop leaders, with a strong emphasis on good mental health and wellbeing in this lazy Shropshire town, set in the beautiful hills that inspired some of our greatest writers, and in the heart of AE Housman and Mary Webb country.

Subsidised places are available for many of our events – please enquire via email if you’re interested.

The Book Now button will take you to the Eventbrite Event Page.

Special Events

21st April 10.30am

Jan Westwood returns with an insightful guide to the work of Gillian Clarke.

19th May 2pm

Mike Parker joins us to talk about his book, All the Wide Border, newly out in paperback.

9th June 2pm

An event in celebration of three wonderful new anthologies from Arachne Press.

9th June 11am

                      A poetry writing workshop from Jeremy Dixon

26th June 7pm

We have added a limited number of additional tickets to this event with the amazing Hollie McNish!

1st Saturday of the Month

£3 including refreshments.


Last Wednesday of the Month

Pat Edwards host Verbatim, poetry readings by visiting poets, including an Open Mic

£3 on the door including refreshments.

2nd Saturday of the Month

Share and discuss Queer literature on a theme.

£5 including refreshments, no need to book.

Last Saturday of the Month

A relaxed poetry workshop led by Pat Edwards.

£10 including refreshments, no need to book.