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. currently held online in lieu of 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

The Turn of the Tide

Helen Overell once again runs the traditional 'summer school' for Mole Valley Poets and guests with the theme this year being The Turn of the Tide. Expect a warm welcome, poetic stimulation, writing exercises and sharing with supportive friends in one of the better uses of Zoom.

2:00pm to 4:30pm Saturday 13th August. Tckets 8 from TicketSource

The Turn of the Tide
 

'Poetry in the park' 1st May 2022

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Poetry Walk 21st April 2022

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Poetry Walk 25th March 2022

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Poetry Walk 16th February 2022

Poetry Walk Poetry Walk Poetry Walk Poetry Walk
 
 

Poetry Walk 23rd November 2021

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Visit to Keats House on 13th September 2021

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Launch of the Surrey Hills Arts 'Radius' on Denbies Hillside on 30th June 2021. This project, created by James Tunnard, includes work by Mole Valley Poets.

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Poetry Walk, 24th April 2021

Poetry Walk Poetry Walk Poetry Walk
 
 

Poetry Walk, 22nd April 2021

Poetry Walk Poetry Walk Poetry Walk
 
 

2020 Vision – poems from an unusual year, 19th October 2020

2020 Vision
 
 

Poetry Walk, 22nd October 2020

Poetry Walk Poetry Walk
 
 

Poetry Walk, 10th September 2020

Poetry Walk
 
 

Readings from Lines from Lockdown, 15th July 2020

Lines from Lockdown
 
 

Readings from Even in the Shadow book launch, 15th June 2020

Even in the Shadow
 
 

Poetry Walk: Sounds of the Shallow Sea, 27th April 2019

Poetry Walk: Sounds of the Shallow Sea Poetry Walk: Sounds of the Shallow Sea
 
 

Surrey Unearthed Poetry anthology book launch, 25th June 2018

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Surrey Unearthed Poetry Walk, 7th April 2018

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Delivering the Poem Workshop, 14th October 2017

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MVP Poetry reading, 1st July 2017

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Mole Valley Poets, January 2016

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