Beehive Poets Calendar

        Dear Friends and fellow Poets. I am saddened to have to tell you

that on the basis of common sense, and in light of the advice given by

the health minister this morning , Guest Reader Nights at the Beehive

have been cancelled until further notice. If any of you still wish to

attend the regular weekly meetings you must make that decision

individually. I will not be there for the foreseeable future, as my wife

and I are both  vulnerable, being over 70yrs. and having some

underlying health conditions. I will greatly miss your company and

lovely writings in the weeks/months to come. I will contact you all by e

mail  occasionally. Best Wishes,  Frank Brindle.


Guest Readers and Programme 

poetry readings start at 8.00 for 8.30 p.m.

2019 Guest Readers, April, Monday 13th. 

Emma Storr  postponed

I am a member of Leeds Writers Circle and have a background in medicine but am now turning my attention to poetry. I have an MPhil in Writing from the University of South Wales. My poems have appeared in The Hippocrates Prize Anthologies of 2016 and 2018, Strix Nos. 2, 3 & 4 and Pennine Platform 2019.  My debut pamphlet Heart Murmur was published by Calder Valley Poetry in 2019 and has a medical theme, based on my work as a GP and on my experience of being a patient, both of which had moments of hilarity as well as poignancy. The ovaries sing, the heart hides and some consultations are shocking in this collection. Do come and listen.

Mary Matusz  postponed

Mary Matusz is a regular at The Albert Poets in Huddersfield. She has had poems published in anthologies and magazines, including Hallelujah for 50ft Women (Raving Beauties, Bloodaxe), Over Land, Over Sea: Poems for Those Seeking Refuge (Five Leaves), Diversifly (Fair Acre Press), Aah! Magazine and Pennine Platform. She ran a poetry group at Huddersfield Library and edited Hidden People, a book of poems by the participants. She has read at Ilkley Literature Festival with the Caldergate Poets and York Stanza.

Monday 16th. March, Read Around

Bring poems to read and share good conversation in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Monday 23rd March

Workshop

If you wish to have a poem ‘workshopped’, please bring 6 or more copies of the poem and you will receive expert and constructive criticism of your work. Then there will be a read around.

Monday 30th. March, Read Around

Bring poems to read and share good conversation in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Monday  6th. April, Read Around

Bring poems to read and share good conversation in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Monday 13th. April

Guest Readers