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
Ecopoetry Poetry Workshop
Heartlands: Poems of Longing and Belonging
Saturday 25th September 2021 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Mole Valley Poets warmly invites you to this Ecopoetry workshop, run by Elizabeth Barton,
in which we will explore the heartlands or 'soul-landscapes' of poets including Edward
Thomas, Kathleen Raine and Derek Walcott. Drawing upon the Celtic imagination, there will
be writing exercises to inspire the beginnings of poems and help us to navigate our own
Joining this event will be easy, with Zoom invitations sent to your email address. Tickets are
£8 and available on
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.
Poetry Walk, 24th April 2021
Poetry Walk, 22nd April 2021
Poetry Walk, 22nd October 2020
Poetry Walk, 10th September 2020
Poetry Walk: Sounds of the Shallow Sea, 27th April 2019
Surrey Unearthed Poetry anthology book launch, 25th June 2018
Surrey Unearthed Poetry Walk, 7th April 2018
Delivering the Poem Workshop, 14th October 2017
MVP Poetry reading, 1st July 2017
Mole Valley Poets, January 2016