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Friday 9th of June: poetry reading at synagogue Groningen

Poetry is something that brings people together, people from different cultures, religions but also from different eras. On Friday June 9th Synagoge Groningen hosts ‘A poetic evening’. The event consists of a lecture given by em. Prof. Dr. Wout van Bekkum. Van Bekkum will speak about Jewish Poetry in the Middle Ages, hymns from Baghdad and songs from Andalusia. After this members of the Groningen Poetry Stanza will share poems they have written after their visit to Synagoge Groningen.

The event is free to attend!
Synagoge Groningen, Folkingestraat 60
Friday June 9. – 7.45 pm (synagogue open at 7.30 pm)

Watch & hear us read our poetry!

Wow, so many opportunities to listen to the poems of our group members!

On the 19th of April some of us will read at another perfectly cosy and chaotic night of Natte Neuzen at Proeflokaal Hooghoudt (Zuiderdiep, Groningen). It’s free to attend. Check for more info.

On the 26th of April (the night before King’s Day) Lionel, Nikki and Cecile will perform their love (and heartache) poems at Kings Night Exclusive : Love Poems at Le Petit Theatre (Le petit théâtre 19 Kolendrift 9712 MT Groningen). It promises to become an awesome evening! Get your tickets here (with some discount, because we love you):

Poetry week: Exhibition Groningen Poetry Stanza

Thursday the 12th of January through Thursday the 9th of March 2023 the walls of Literary Café De Graanrepubliek in Groningen will be filled with poetry by eight poets of the Groningen Poetry Stanza.
Poets that will display their work are:

  • Judith Wilkinson
  • Fokkina McDonnell
  • Cecile Bol
  • Ferdinand Lewis
  • Lionel Newman
  • Michael Wilkinson
  • Hawun Ratuharati
  • Joel Benson

Poetry reading – 14th of December

On Wednesday the 14th of December 5 members of our group will read their poetry in Proeflokaal Hooghoudt in Groningen. The normally Dutch poetry podium Natte Neuzen will host an international event that night. The event will start at 20.30. Poets of the Groningen Poetry Stanza that will read some poems are: Judith Wilkinson, Ferdinand Lewis, Lionel Newman, Michael Wilkinson and Cecile Bol. For more info, check their Instagram:

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: 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:

  • 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