Loving Earth poetry book launch event at Friends House, London

This event launches the  Out of Excuses poetry book and exhibition of textile art, to be held in the Quaker Centre and corridors of Friends  House.

A selection of poems from the book will be read by the poets.


Free, but please book your place via Eventbrite in advance .

Refreshments from 4pm;
Welcome speeches and poetry reading from 5pm.
The bookshop will remain open until 7pm

Words for the Earth: an online poetry event

Join us on Zoom for readings of their poetry by four Quaker poets, responding to the climate crisis,  introduced by Jennifer Kavanagh.

  • Ella Otomewo is a poet who found her voice in the spoken word community years ago, and now writes for both the page and the stage. She lives in Manchester.
  • Philip Gross is mostly a poet, for adults and young people, a former academic and a keen collaborator across art forms.  He won the T. S. Eliot Prize, 2009. His home is in South Wales. 
  • Sam Donaldson writes poetry, runs spiritual retreats and has been active on a range of peace, humanitarian and environmental issues. He’s based in Humberside.
  • Stevie Krayer is a poet whose publications include three collections of poetry and an anthology (co-edited with R V Bailey) of Quaker poets. Brought up in London’s East End, she has lived in Wales for nearly 30 years.

Jennifer Kavanagh worked in publishing for many years and has written a number of fiction and non-fiction books herself.

Free but advance booking essential . Book here .All welcome.

This event is organised by the Quaker Arts Network quakerarts.net.