Open meetings in 2020

Do you write poetry in English? Or love reading (and talking about) English poetry by others? Or both? Bring some poetry to share and discuss and join us in Literair Café de Graanrepubliek in Groningen!

We host an open meeting once every two months on the 2nd Thursday night of the month. Everybody is welcome! Our planned meetings in 2020 are:

  • 13th of February (19.30 – 22.00)
  • 9th of April (19.30 – 22.00) (Cancelled due to Corona)
  • 11th of June (19.30 – 22.00)
  • 13th of August (19.30 – 22.00)
  • 8th of October (19.30 – 22.00)
  • 10th of December (19.30 – 22.00)

We’d love to meet you and your poetry, so buy yourself a drink and join us upstairs in literary cafe the Graanrepubliek (Gedempte Kattendiep 11).

CANCELLED: Open meeting: Thursday the 9th of April 2020, 19:30 – 22:00

Bring your English poems along to the next session of the Graanrepubliek Poetry Stanza on Thursday the 9th of April, hosted by Literair Café de Graanrepubliek in Groningen. Please bring a few extra copies of the work(s) you want to discuss to make things a bit more practical. As always, the work you share can be on any subject.

Open meeting: Thursday the 13th of February 2020, 19:30 – 22:00

Bring your English poems along to the next session of the Graanrepubliek Poetry Stanza on Thursday the 13th of February, hosted by Literair Café de Graanrepubliek in Groningen. Please bring a few extra copies of the work(s) you want to discuss to make things a bit more practical. As always, the work you share can be on any subject.

Who the * do we think we are?

We write poetry in English. During our bi-monthly open meetings we share our work to get constructive feedback. Some call this ‘workshopping’ and they are probably right. Other events are in the cards: open mic nights, exhibitions, the whole lot. View our calendar for any planned events.

Everybody is welcome during the open meetings/workshops of the Graanrepubliek Poetry Stanza, as long as you bring some English poetry (bring a few copies!) and are willing (or rather, hoping) to receive feedback. We can guarantee you: your poetry will improve!

Some of us come to the poetry nights so regularly, that we consider them a bit more special. These ‘regulars’ meet more often to talk about the other elements of being a poet, like how to submit your work and how to perform. Being a regular requires some commitment, but we aren’t fussy. If we see your face around a lot, you are considered a regular. Check our own faces near the bottom of this page.

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