Poets Out Loud

Are you a poet? Do you like reading and listening to poetry?

Come along and share your own poems or your favourite poems by other authors.

Poets Out Loud

Join our very own Annie Kendal and other poets at Poets Out Loud: For writers, readers and listeners from Cumbria and beyond. All are welcome to a most informal evening of poetry at the Kirkgate Centre.

  • It IS for listeners, not just writers. Lovers of poetry and the spoken word who would like to just sit and enjoy the words are most welcome
  • It ISN’T an open mic where you have to stand up in front of an audience and perform
  • It ISN’T a writing group where suggestions or criticisms can be made
  • It IS an easy, relaxed gathering in the auditorium, with a mix of tables and chairs or theatre seating to sit upon and refreshments available throughout the evening from the theatre bar

Poets and audience share the space as the poems work their way around the room. Poetry of all types, styles, levels and topics. If you have never shared your works in public before don’t worry. Once you settle in for the evening you’ll soon see you’re not really in public and you’ll love it.


The Kirkgate Centre, Kirkgate, Cockermouth, CA13 9PJ

Dates and times

Gatherings take place at the Kirkgate on the second Wednesday of the month, 8-11pm.


Entry fee is a minimum donation of £2.50


For further information, please contact Annie Kendal via:

Mobile: 07552715859
Facebook: Poets Out Loud