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• Guest Poet Evenings – each features a well-known, established poet  – these evenings include bookable Open Mic slots.

Dedicated Open Mic evenings – read your own poetry to a friendly audience.

Monthly Member meetings are held in FRP Members’ homes, when we share and discuss each others’ poetry. These meetings are of necessity limited to FRP Members. Read about our current and recent Members at Poets & Poems and browse a selection of their poems.

Venue for our monthly open meetings is 8pm at the Creative Initiative Centre (CIC), Taunton. The CIC is fifty yards from Taunton’s multi-storey car park, in Paul Street,  TA1 3PF. There are two other car parks nearby. Bus stop: 120 yards; taxi rank: 300 yards. See link for location map

Times & cost:  8pm – 10pm. £5 entry. Refreshments available.

We encourage you to book one of the five-minute Open Mic Slots on one of our Guest Poet Evenings or Dedicated Open Mic Evenings. This could be the first time you have read your poetry in public. Give it a go! Experienced and beginners alike are welcome. Please book  with John via the ‘Contact us’  page.

 1 JuneTom Sastry
6 JulyOPEN MIC evening
3 AugustOPEN MIC evening
7 September – to be announced
5 October – to be announced
2 NovemberLinda Saunders
7 December – OPEN MIC evening

Tom Sastry (June 2017)
Stephen Boyce The Bryden Interview (April 2017)
Alison Brackenbury The Bryden Interview (March 2017)
Harry Man The Bryden Interview (February 2017)
 Adam Horovitz  
 Sue Boyle 
John Greening
Fiona Benson
Alwyn Marriage
Myra Schneider
Ben Parker
Rosie Jackson
Martin Crucefix
Mark Totterdell
Chrissy Banks
Cristina Newton
Jennie Osborne
Megan Beech
Paul Tobin