Border Poets


Border Poets is a group of writers, who live in the area near the Welsh border. At present, we have members who live, for example, in Tenbury, Leominster, Ludlow and Bishop’s Castle. We meet roughly eight times a year, from 10.30 – 4.30, usually on a Sunday. Sometimes we gather at The Hurst Arvon centre, near Clun, but we often travel to visit different parts of the region.

Meetings in 2015

In July, we visited Wolfwatch, a centre near Lydbury North which provides refuge for wolves from zoos. If they hadn’t been offered that sanctuary, they would have been destroyed.

In September, we sampled the various markets around Ludlow.

In October, we went to Shrewsbury, to follow the bends of the river and hear about Charles Darwin and John Benbow.

Format of meetings

One helpful stimulus is that we travel to a range of very different sites. This year we increased the number of meetings, from six to eight, all on a Sunday. Our usual pattern is as follows:

10.30  coffee and chat

11.00  readaround of poems

1.00   shared picnic lunch

2.00   visit to a site, sometimes with expert commentary.

On March 20th 2016 we had a meeting at the Hurst.  

There are photos