Our café meetings in 2022

We meet in person in Literair Café de Graanrepubliek (Gedempte Kattendiep 11, Groningen) every 2nd Thursday night of the month (7.30 – 10 pm). If it’s your first time, we appreciatie a short email beforehand: info@groningenpoetrystanza.nl. Thanks!

  • 13th of January
  • 10th of February
  • 10th of March
  • 14th of April (cancelled)
  • no meeting in May, due to launch event poetry book Cecile Bol
  • 9th of June
  • 14th of July
  • 11th of August (cancelled)
  • 8th of September
  • 13th of October
  • 10th of November
  • 8th of December

Our online meetings in 2022

We meet online every 4th Thursday night of the month (7.25 – 10 pm) – if you are new to the group, just drop us a line and we’ll invite you for the online meeting: info@groningenpoetrystanza.nl.

  • 24th of February
  • 24th of March
  • 28th of April
  • 26th of May
  • 23rd of June
  • 28th of July (cancelled or private meeting)
  • 25th of August (cancelled or private meeting)
  • 22nd of September
  • 27th October
  • 24th of November
  • 22nd of December

Performances 9th of July – festival ‘Dichters in de Prinsentuin’

Three of the members of the Groningen Poetry Stanza will read their poetry during ‘Dichters in de Prinsentuin’, the annual poetry festival in Groningen (July 8,9 & 10). Just like last year, the festival will be in Hortus Botanicus in Haren. Ferdinand Lewis, Judith Wilkinson and Cecile Bol are part of the program. All three will read their work on Saturday the 9th of July as part of ‘Dichtbij’: unexpected and surprising poetry readings between the trees, shrubs and flowers. What a setting! Furthermore, Judith will take the stage a few more times. Check out the program of ‘Dichters in de Prinsentuin’ for more information: https://noordwoord.nl/dichtersindeprinsentuin/

Who the * do we think we are?

We write poetry in English. During our meetings we share our work to get constructive feedback. Some call this ‘workshopping’ and they are probably right. Everybody is welcome during the open meetings/workshops of the Groningen Poetry Stanza, as long as you bring some English poetry you wrote and are willing (or rather, hoping) to receive feedback. We can guarantee you: your poetry will improve!

Other events are in the cards: open mic nights, exhibitions, the whole lot. View our calendar for any planned events.

Just because we can, we are an official Stanza registered with the Poetry Society. That makes the Groningen Poetry Stanza the only Poetry Society Stanza of the Netherlands. We are kinda proud of that.