The Mildly Erotic Poetry Tour

Mildly Erotic Poetry Tour13th September 2013

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the Emma Press has been awarded funding from Arts Council England as part of the Lottery-funded Grants for the arts programme, to stage a series of erotic poetry evenings across the UK. The tour will accompany the publication of The Emma Press Anthology of Mildly Erotic Verse.

Each event will feature 2-4 poets each performing a set of their mildly- to highly-erotic poems and discussing their interpretations of eroticism. Check below to see if any are taking place near you, and sign up to our newsletter to keep up with the latest tour news.

We will also be running free poetry workshops before some of our events: read more here.


Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England






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Saturday 28th September

Penny Fielding Interiors & Gallery, Walthamstow, 7pm, £3 — Julie Mullen, Rachel Piercey, Stephen Sexton & Ruth Wiggins

Wednesday 2nd October

Gallery Café, Bethnal Green, 7pm, £3 — Kirsten Irving, Anja Konig, Jon Stone & Jerrold Yam

Friday 18th October

Redroaster Coffee House, Brighton, 8.00pm, £3 — Julia Bird, Hugh Dunkerley, Julie Mullen & Rachel Piercey

Saturday 19th October

Bookfinders Bookshop & Cafe, Belfast, 7.30pm, free entry — Amy Key, Jacqueline Saphra, Rachel Piercey & Stephen Sexton

Wednesday 23rd October

Picturehouse Cinema, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7pm, free entry — Richard O’Brien, Rachel Piercey & Ruth Wiggins

Thursday 31st October

Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden, 7.30pm, £5 — Richard O’Brien, Sara-Mae Tuson, Amy Key & Julia Bird,

Saturday 2nd November

The Birdcage, Norwich, 6pm, £3 — Sara-Mae Tuson, Rachel Piercey, Amy Key & Jacqueline Saphra

Sunday 3rd November

Global Cafe, Reading, 8pm, free entry — Emma Reay & Sara-Mae Tuson

Friday 8th November

Oxford Hub, Oxford, 7pm, £3 — Richard O’Brien, Rachel Piercey, Hugh Dunkerley & Jacqueline Saphra

Saturday 16th November

Keen Bean, Oxford, 6.30pm, free entry — Emma Reay & Jon Stone, Rachel Piercey & Kirsten Irving


  • Emma Wright

    Emma Dai'an Wright is the founder of The Emma Press, and works across all areas of the business, from commissioning, editing, typesetting, illustrating, marketing and sales. She isn't the author of any books - this bit is just appearing under every book until we've finished updating the website!

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