At our next zoom meeting at 7pm on Monday 6th July, we will be having readings from Sarah Watkinson and Romola Parish from their new book The Woods of Hazel, Woodland Words Volume I: A Collaboration with Wytham Woods,

This anthology of poetry.. is one outcome from the newly-established Writers’ Residency at Wytham Woods.. This sequence of poems uses the Renga-style writing, a Japanese scholarly poetic form enabling poets with different backgrounds to explore a creative common ground.

It is available from Oxford University here

We will also be having readings from Gael Bell and her friend Sarah Stretton from their collaborative fiction, Postcard Cantos from Our First Days of Self-Isolation, which was published a few weeks ago in MIR Online. You can find it here . What a feast!

We are currently holding our monthly meetings online!

We will be resuming face-to-face meetings as soon as it is safe to do so. Initially we postponed April’s meeting, but we decided to hold it online, using Zoom. There were doubts about this application, but other local poetry groups – Back Room Poets and Reading Poets’ Café Online, to name but two, are using it, so we decided to give it a go.

Giles Goodland was our first virtual meeting guest and gave a wonderful reading, followed by a very successful poetry workshop. It seemed everyone had been workshopping online for years. Since when we have held our May and June meetings online, with growing interest and participation. Especially from our members in Germany – it is rather easier to get here by Zoom than by any other means! Our international links are flourishing.

Monthly Stanza virtual meetings have moved to 7pm on Mondays on Zoom. We aim to finish at 9pm.

Dates of Stanza Virtual Meetings to July 2020

Monday 6th July at 7pm

Traditionally we hold a summer break in August, but if, in our current circumstances, we feel we would like to meet virtually in August, we might try it! Whatever happens, we will definitely be back in September.

We welcome members’ talks at meetings – on any subject of (Poetic) interest, whether a published poem, some aspect of poetry or a personal experience – and any new ideas for creative writing prompts or games. If you would like to give a talk or lead a creative session, please contact Bill or Dorothy.

Stanza Meeting Minutes 2020

January 2020

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March 2020

April 2020

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June 2020

For Stanza Meeting Minutes in 2019, go here

For Stanza Meeting Minutes for 2017-2018, go here

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