Upcoming Events

Past Events

4 – 5.30pm Sunday 16 June

Poetry reading by Sarah Mnatzaganian
Methodist Church Room
Donations to support of the Armenian Quarter in Jerusalem

7.30 – 9pm Thursday 13 June

Poetry reading with Sarah Mnatzaganian and Sue Wallace Shaddad

Milton Road Library
Ascham Road

6-8pm Saturday 11 May
Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

Launch of Slow Movement a prize-winning sensuous sequence of love poems
by Sarah Mnatzaganian, published by Coast to Coast to Coast
with readings from Clare Best and local Liverpool poets

Free. Register online: https://openeye.org.uk/whatson/poetry-reading-coast-to-coast-to-coast/

Open Eye Gallery
19 Mann Island
Liverpool Waterfront
L3 1BP

Cover designs Slow Movement
8 February 2024   18.30-20.30
Armenian Institute, 1 Onslow Street London EC1N 8AS  
A reading from Lemonade in the Armenian Quarter and later poems


1 May 2023
Reading from Lemonade in the Armenian Quarter 
for Saltmarsh Poetry, 3 Glebe Lane, Burnham Overy Staithe, PE31 8JQ
Hosted by Sally Festing

Tuesday 25 April 7.30pm
Topping & Company bookshop Ely

Evening of Poetry with Sarah Mnatzaganian, Kathy Pimlott, and Ramona Herdman.
Join us in the bookshop for a wonderful evening of poetry with Sarah Mnatzaganian, Kathy Pimlott, and Ramona Herdman, to celebrate their collections, Lemonade in the Armenian Quarter, the small manoeuvres, and Glut.

Sunday 16 April 2023 3.45 to 5.45

‘The land we live in’ – a group reading by Ely and Suffolk poets:

  • Emma Danes

  • Stewart Carswell

  • John Lawrence

  • Dominic O’Sullivan

  • Sarah Mnatzaganian

  • Derek Adams

  • Dide

  • Jen Overett

  • Rob Lock

  • Sue Wallace-Shaddad

Upstairs at Oakes Barn, St Andrew’s St S, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 3PH.
Tickets are sold out.  

Tue 28 Mar 2023, 7pm

Online reading for Cheltenham Poetry Festival

Saili Katebe, Sarah Mnatzaganian and open mic


8 March 2023
U3AC Lecture 2.15pm
Pink Room Bridge Street, Cambridge
The Armenians of Jerusalem – a personal history 

Sarah Mnatzaganian tells the 1800 year old history of Jerusalem’s little known Armenian Quarter, illustrated with family stories, photographs and award winning poems.


13th February 2023:
Café Writers Norwich
In Person Event
Readings by Sarah Mnatzaganian and Andrew Hook

This event will be held at the Maddermarket [Entrance St John’s Alley, Norwich NR2 1DR].
Doors will be open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
We are suggesting a donation of £3 for those who attend.
The venue includes a bar.


Four Against the Grain Poets

Saturday 10 December 1.30-3pm
Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Ave, London NW5 2RX

Joanna Nissell, Luciana Francis, Joolz Sparkes and Sarah Mnatzaganian read from their 2022 pamphlets published by Against the Grain Poetry Press.  Tickets £5 or less from Eventbrite.


Live Canon Lunchtime Series – number 40 with Selina Nwulu, Rachel Lewis and Sarah Mnatzaganian
Friday 9 December at 1pm.  Free.


Desert Island Poets
24 November 2022

Join poet Sue Burge and her raft of ten castaway poets who will each read a favourite
contemporary poem followed by one of their own which is thematically linked or
inspired by the first.

Sara Levy, Julia Webb, John Glenday, Fiona Larkin, Maura Dooley, Sarah Mnatzaganian,
Martin Figura, Joanna Ingham and Alex Corrin-Tachibana.


King’s Lynn Poetry Festival 2022

11am Sunday 2 October
King’s Lynn Town Hall

Sarah will be reading poems from Lemonade in the Armenian Quarter along with Norfolk poets Kevin Crossley Holland and Sue Burge.

Click HERE for the Festival page.


Poetry in Aldeburgh Festival 2022

17.30 – 18.45 Friday 4 November
Ballroom Arts, 152A High Street, Aldeburgh 

Our Whole Selves: a reading by Ramona Herdman, Kathy Pimlott, Fokkina McDonnell, Pam Thompson, Sarah Mnatzaganian and Paul Stephenson. ‘When lockdown came in March 2020 during the first wave of Covid, a group of poets from across the UK, who used to meet poetry writing residential courses, decided to start an online workshop group. They began meeting on Saturday mornings, and the sessions became a lifeline during months of isolation and uncertainty. They continue to meet today but only now at Aldeburgh are they coming together, all in person, to read work written and workshopped during that period – new books, new pamphlets, new inspirations.’