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   Live poetry readings come
       to Cambridge city centre

through winter
                 and spring 2008






CB1 Poetry has held regular readings at CB1 Cafe on Mill Road for nearly ten years, and has recently launched a major new series of readings at the Michaelhouse in the city centre. These readings feature some very well known, award winning guest poets, along with support readings from talented up and coming writers from Cambridge and further afield. Acclaimed poet and novelist Tobias Hill is patron of the series; you can hear his interview with the BBC here.

Our next event at the Michaelhouse on Tuesday 12th February features a major new name, Frances Leviston, whose remarkable first collection was recently shortlisted for the 2007 T S Eliot Prize. The support reading is from widely published poet (ex of Pembroke) Simon Pomery. Click here for more...

Our next Open Mike evening is on Tuesday 26th February at CB1 Cafe on Mill road, with a featured local poet and plenty of opportunity for you to read your work in front of a friendly, receptive audience. Sign up to read from 7.45pm.

You can see our full programme listing here, and some photographs from our launch event here.



CB1 Poetry has always been about providing opportunities for poets to develop their talent before a discerning audience, so as well as continuing with regular Open Mike evenings at CB1 Cafe, we also feature short poem floor spots at the Michaelhouse events. These afford less experienced poets the opportunity to give a 2-minute reading in front of a large audience.

Events also offer books for sale, as well as food and drink, before and after the readings, and during a 15 minute interval. The venue is open from 7:30pm, with readings commencing at 8pm sharp and finishing at 10pm. The Michaelhouse bar remains open till 11pm.

We hope to see you soon, both at CB1 Cafe and at our new venue, to hear some amazing poetry.