News & Events


Fire River Poets is a small group of Somerset poets who share their work in monthly meetings.

We also organise public poetry events, competitions and working with schools.
Read more in About Us

Please note, our Guest Readings and Open Mic events will continue on Zoom for the present.

Visit our Event Registration page to register for any of these events and to see joining instructions.

Most of our Guest Reading Evenings allow space for limited Open Mic slots. You can request this when you register to attend. (Only one poem per poet, please, or two provided they fit one side A4.)

Future Events

Our Next Event

November 4th, 2021 – Guest Poets: Andy Brown and Marc Woodward

November 4th, 2021 - Guest Poets:  Andy Brown and Marc Woodward

Please Note, this is now a ZOOM EVENT

We look forward to hearing works from Andy Brown and Marc Woodward at this event.  They will be reading from ‘The Tin Lodes‘, a jointly written book of poems. 

Andy Brown is professor of English, Creative Writing and Poetry at Exeter University and an internationally known poet with many published collections. 
Marc Woodward is a widely published poet as well as a highly regarded musician who has performed and taught internationally.

They recently collaborated on The Tin Lodes – a full length poetry collection exploring the relationship between man and nature in the West Country via environmental, archaeological, and human  themes. This was published in 2020 by Indigo Dreams. It was reviewed in the American online zine Quill & Parchment:

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October 7th, 2021 – Guest Poets: Sheila Aldous & Pratibha Castle

Sheila Aldous

For Sheila, as for many, poetry is a personal journey and she has experienced highs and lows while learning through life to ‘get back up again’. 
After a career with several newspapers from Liverpool to Bermuda, and in London at the Radio Times, a new journey of discovery opened up. Sheila gained a BA Honours at Anglia Polytechnic University, and an MA in Creative Writing from Exeter University.

Prathiba Castle

Pratibha, at various times a holistic therapist and workshop facilitator, singer, hippy, was born in Dublin and now lives in West Sussex. Though she received some acclaim as a writer at the age of nine, winning a Cadbury’s essay competition, also writing, directing and acting in a school play aged ten, she only turned to writing as an adult aged 60, prompted by her mother’s death.
She graduated from Chichester University with a first-class honours degree in English and Creative Writing, studying further on their Creative Writing MA.

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