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

3rd December 10.30 - 12

Jan Westwood returns with another guided discussion, this time looking at William Wordsworth and his work.

23rd December, 3.45

Join us for a magical candlelit reading of the Night Before Christmas and some other favourites, with Anna Dreda.

Last Sunday of the Month

 Pat Edwards leads a relaxed and inspiring workshop with coffee, chat and writing.

£10 including refreshments.  Pay on the door.

Free face to face half hour consultations with our Poetry Pharmacist, Deborah Alma, will take place on the following Fridays.  If you would like to book a slot, please contact us at

 7th April /12th May/ 9th June / 7th July / 11th August / 8th September / 13th October.

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, led by Rhiannon Hooson.

£5 including refreshments, no need to book.