Beehive Poets Calendar


Guest Readers and Programme  

poetry readings start at 8.00 for 8.30 p.m.


Monday 11th. February

Guest Readers.

Natalie Scott

Natalie Scott is a Teesside-based poet and educator with a PhD in Creative Writing. She has collections published by Indigo Dreams, Bradshaw Books and Mudfog, and is represented in over thirty literary journals, including Ambit, Agenda and Orbis. Her collection Berth – Voices of the Titanic was awarded runner-up for the Cork Literary Review Manuscript Competition, 2011. Natalie’s latest project Rare Birds – Voices of Holloway Prison was awarded funding from the Arts Council of England and features ‘Colonel Barker’ which made the Live Canon long list 2018.

Mike Greavy

Having succeeded to requests for his return, we are fortunate to have our friend Mike read for us again. As you know he is a sensitive and intelligent Manchester based poet with a long standing and genuine commitment to his art. Slowly becoming,”one of us”, we look with eager and joyful expectation to his return. 


Monday 21st. January

Beehive AGM   8.30 pm start!

This is an important meeting and we need as many members as possible to attend.

The good news is that John is now back at home but he is still not fully recovered from his illnesses. I am still in hope that his strength will slowly return, but we are at a point where we need to make provision  for collectively managing the group’s affairs. After a number of visits to the bank, we have been promised that they will quickly send us the necessary means of accessing the account. As yet, nothing has materialized.

I will send a reminder and an updated Agenda out to all members on the mailing list  early in the New Year.

The three items that will need to be dealt with are,

  1. Electing a chairperson for the meeting.
  2. Deciding how to manage the bank account,. Perhaps the election of a temporary treasurer will be one solution.
  3. Any issues or concerns relating to the choice and organizing of guest readers.
  1. If anyone wishes to add items to the agenda, please e mail me at,                                                                                                                                                                      Sorry, I do not do social media.                                                                   I have been trying hard not to let the group flounder in John’ absence. All of this can be discussed at the AGM.

Monday 29th. January

Poetry Workshop.

Bring six copies of work in progress, work to edit or a poem your not happy with and get intelligent and constructive criticism, no nit picking! This will be followed by a read around.