We are a mutually supportive group of enthusiastic poets who are committed to improving our writing skills and taking poetry into the local community. We have been meeting to encourage each other and share our work since 1999. In 2011 we became a stanza group of the Poetry Society, in order to reach more poets, benefit from a wider network of contacts and activities, and attract new members. Please see the guidelines for further information about the group.

Our annual programme includes twelve monthly meetings on the last Monday evening of the month at 7.30 p.m. They are held in the Christian Centre by St Martin's Church, Dorking RH4 1DW. The evening is divided into two parts:

Events such as the Sofa Poet and Poetry Pub are open to all - do join us.

The annual subscription is £20.

If you would like to join the group, or require further information, please contact the Secretary.

Meeting Notes

Public Events

Summer school 'Writing in the Margins'

Helen Overell, a published poet and long-time member of Mole Valley Poets, will lead a workshop on the intriguing topic of Writing in the Margins, sharing her work and those of others to explore the theme and encouraging writing on the day to share with the group or to draw on to nourish future poems.

Helen's first collection, Inscapes & Horizons, is published by St Albert's Press and her second, Thumbprints, by Oversteps Books. To find out more about Helen's work.

All welcome to participate in an inclusive and inspiring poetry fuelled afternoon with knowledgeable guidance and encouragement.

Saturday, 12th August 2017, 2:00pm to 4:30pm in the Upper Lecture Room at the Dorking Christian Centre, Church Street, Dorking, RH4 1DW. Admission: £10.


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MVP Poetry reading, 1st July 2017

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