Following the success of our What Is Feminist Poetry? Performance and Discussion event in late 2017, we set up a reading and writing group for cis and trans women, trans men, non-binary people, and people of other minority genders to share their own work and the work of others. We recognise the complexity and limitations of language that can occur when describing gender-specific groups but are inclusive of anyone who self-identifies as the above genders.

Sensing an appetite for a space for non-cis-male-identifying people to share work, play writing games, experiment with language and talk about poetry, we created these fortnightly sessions as a fun and casual opportunity to come together and celebrate writing. We meet every fortnight in OARC in East Oxford Community Centre on Mondays at 7.30pm. We always welcome new members – you don’t need to have written before, have any particular skill level or experience, and you don’t need to book. Just drop in!

We post each session on facebook but largely keep in touch through Whatsapp so drop us a line at oxfordpoetrylibrary@gmail.com if you’d like to find out more!

Our Statement of Aims, Values & Principles can be found here.

 

Accessibility Information

Thinking about coming along? Here’s some information on how to find us, and how to help make it as comfortable as possible.

Our meetings are held in the Oxford Action Resource Centre (OARC) room which is on the first floor of the East Oxford Community Centre (EOCC), which is on the corner of Princes Street, Oxford, OX4 1DD.

The entrance to the OARC room is 81cm wide. The main entrance to the EOCC is 150cm wide and there are two disabled parking spaces outside. There is a lift up the first floor: the lift door is 90cm wide and the depth is 145cm.

There is a disabled toilet on the ground-floor which also hosts a baby-changing facility and is available for access by a radar key which is in a key safe next to the lift (code 1230). Outside of this, the toilets are not presently gender neutral.

Again, if you have any questions about accessing the group meetings, please just drop us a message.

We look forward to meeting you!