Stanza News: London (south of the river) 

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Note: If you're looking for Harrow or Twickenham Stanzas, you will find these on the MIDDLESEX page.

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Barnes and Chiswick
Brixton / Streatham

Barnes & Chiswick
Contact: Nayna Kumari (nayna_kumari @

We meet once a month for an informal poetry workshop. New members are welcome.

Brixton / Streatham
Contact: Wendy Dyer (wadwendy at

Brixton/Streatham Stanza continues strong after 4-5 yrs now. A mix of experienced and published poets with newcomers alike sharing poetic skills, life experience and laughter. Newcomers very welcome.

Contact: Tessa Lang (tessa.lang @

We meet at the Bread and Roses Public House on Clapham Manor Street SW4 6DZ where we gather at 7pm every third Monday of the month. 

Greenwich, Meantime Poets
Contact: Jane McLaughlin (janemirandamcl @

We share local poetry news and successes, workshop our own poems and occasionally study well-known or chosen poets. We have taken part in local readings at venues such as the Made in Greenwich gallery and also two great Stanza Bonanzas. We are always pleased to welcome new members whether new or established poets; one member described the group recently as ‘sparkly’: there is always lots of lively discussion and constructive (but incisive!) feedback on work.

Contact: Helen Adie (Hellieadie @

We are alternating readings/performances in bookshops/rehearsal spaces across the borough with work-in-progress meetings, seated at a table and are always looking for venues.