Our guests are Paul Tobin whose new poetry collection All Yesterday’s Tomorrows was previewed at this year’s 2000 Trees Festival, plus our 2018 ‘Frome Festival Poet Laureate’ Shauna Robertson with Dawn Gorman, sharing their short collaborative ‘call and response’ set on a theme of Restraint and Release…

And of course, we’ll have our much-loved Open Mic, for your poems, with snacks and drinks on sale, all for just £2 at the Garden Cafe.

Halloween isn’t just pumpkins and witches - in Mexico it’s the Day of the Dead with flamboyant macabre costumes so bring your wildest imaginations as the year turns from summer to winter … party dress optional but feel free!

The Poetry Cafe in Frome Somerset, began during the first Frome Festival in 2001 and became a regular and popular event on the first Monday of alternative months.

Contact crysse@cryssemorrison.co.uk


Frome is a town of enormous charm, with its steep, winding streets, its wealth of beautiful old buildings and its friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

It has more listed buildings than any other town in Somerset and remains the biggest of the five Mendip towns. Frome is renowned for its thriving Arts community and boasts a high number of resident authors, poets and performance artists.

Older than Bath (13 miles north), its history dates from AD685, when St Adhelm founded a mission on the River Frome. The town has largely escaped extensive redevelopment, and is an ideal touring base for the many attractions of the area