The Poetry Exchange


Do you have a poem that has been a friend to you? How did you first meet? What do you mean to each other?

The Poetry Exchange invites you to come and talk with us about a poem that’s been a friend to you in your life. At the end, we’ll make a special recording of your chosen poem as a gift for you.

You can hear some of the conversations we have been having with people about poems as friends through The Poetry Exchange podcast:

“What an amazing project. The workshop proved that poems aren’t only friends but the best kind – surprising, nourishing, and sometimes challenging. It was fantastic to be introduced to so many different voices.” – Sarah Salway.

  • Wed 21 June, 10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.45pm and 5pm


Fiona Lesley Bennett – Founder and Creative Director

Fiona is a creative practitioner, facilitator and a published writer. Her work has appeared in journals in the UK and USA, on BBC Radio 3’s ‘The Verb’ and she has been shortlisted in the Bridport and Much Wenlock Poetry Competitions.

Michael Shaeffer – Associate Director

Michael has worked as an actor for 20 years, across theatre, TV, film and radio. His recent work in the theatre has focussed on new writing, including, How To Hold Your Breath; Mr Burns; Little Revolution; Table and London Road

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