Promoting the Literary Arts in Wessex
Promoting the Literary Arts in Wessex


It is sad that a number of venues have closed due to lack of footfall. Bridport's Apothecary amongst them.


Jawbone Online has taken over the running of Apothecary Zoom and meet online on the last Monday of every month.

Taking The Mic
Exeter - 3rd Wednesday
Every Month
@ Phoenix Theatre

Other Spoken Word Events

Spork! - Exeter

Rainbow Fish Speakeasy - Yeovil

Rhyme and Reason - Bath

Poetry Swindon - Swindon

Fire River Poets - Taunton

Poetika - Salisbury

Milk Poetry - Bristol

Raise The Bar - Bristol

Various Days Every Month

check the links to social media.

Spoken Word or Literary Events 

If you would like us to help spread the word of your literary event, spoken word event, book launch or news item drop us a line or call us and we will see how we can help.

Wessex Media... New Publications

10th May 2022 - New Publications coming from Wessex Media


Wessex Media are pleased to be the publishing agent for The Jawbone Collective. They have a plan to publish twelve unpublished poets over the next two years. They have recently agreed to publish two Devon Poets; Tia Meraki from North Devon and Kate Gold from Dartmoor. Both poets have been headline performers at Taking The Mic at The Exeter Phoenix. Two other poets from Hampshire and Dorset are currently in discussion with the editors.


Wessex Media are also currently working on a collection of Short Fiction and Poetry from the Bridport writers group Storytraders. Set for release in July 2022, The Jurassic Omnibus offers a literary journey through some of the beautiful locations in West Dorset.

Three other authors are currently in discussion with our founding editor and we hope to release additional news when schedules are confirmed.

Bridport's 'Apothecary' spoken word event

It is with much sadness that we confirm the last physical performance of Bridport's long standing spoken word event took place at the beginning of April. Founded more than six years ago it was a much loved event on our spoken word calendar. Founded by Ged Duncan, Rob Casey and Tom Rogers, Apothecary has been a great platform for many writers and performers from West Dorset and beyond. The Jawbone Collective will continue to run Zoom Apothecary as Jawbone Online and will also launch a new event called Jawbone in Lyme Regis at The Galley Cafe, date TBC.


You can find out about current events with WitA who meet in Dorchester at 

Publications by
Wessex based writers

Poppy & Other Poems - Julian Nangle

Sniffing Baby Jesus - Tom Rogers

I'm In Love With My Barista - Peter Roe

Technology Bytes Back - Peter Roe

PDFs for Download
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