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

Delivering the Poem Workshop

Ever felt you don't do justice to the poems you read?
Struggle with microphones?
Feel nervous in front of an audience?
This workshop is for you.

Under the inspiring direction of actor, director and all round man of the theatre Darren Cheek, we will explore a range of techniques to increase your confidence and enhance the way you present a poem or, indeed, anything else you need to read out or enact for an audience, with or without a microphone.

Saturday, 14th October 2017, 2:00 to 4:30pm at The Stepping Stones, Westhumble Street, Westhumble, Dorking RH5 6BS. Admission: £10 on the door.

Arts Alive

Poetry Pub

Mole Valley Poets would like to invite you to an Open Mike Evening.

Members of Mole Valley Poets will read their own work and any guests who would like to step up to the microphone. Those who want to just listen and appreciate are also welcome.

Monday, 16th October 2017, 7:30pm at The Stepping Stones, Westhumble Street, Westhumble, Dorking RH5 6BS. Admission: £5 on the door.


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MVP Poetry reading, 1st July 2017

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