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Riversmeet focuses on high quality writing, performance and teaching which engages with contemporary issues by linking the past to the present.

In every era the attempt must be made anew to wrest tradition away from a conformism that is about to overwhelm it.
-Walter Benjamin 1940


Several of our productions take on a contemporary issue. By exploring a parallel moment in history we hope to understand both the present and its roots in the past.

All of our work confronts issues of urgent concern, from political surveillance and dissent to versions of democracy.

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The ‘slow learning’ approach to cultural products emphasises the place of process in education and gives each work and each reader the opportunity to become thoroughly acquainted without the pressure of acquiring a qualification.


We are committed to publishing the best writing. That means that we are more interested in work we want to see in the public domain rather than work that may be commercially successful. We are always interested to hear from writers with projects that accord with our general ideas.

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What's new?

New Book My World Café

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Our new Riversmeet book is My World Café  “a stew of food stories, memories and recipes from around the world, ranging from popcorn to borscht, apple strudel to burritos, baklava to teriyaki. Each chapter includes a brief history of the food, a personal memory and a recipe.” Read more here...

New Riversmeet Monologue


Aaron Lynn is an American actor now based in London and is performing a William Garrison monologue from Richard Bradbury’s play about Frederick Douglass. Watch here...

New Blog Post Sheila MacGregor reviews "My World Café"


Sheila MacGregor reviews David Wilson's latest book, "My World Café". Sheila is a long-standing political activist with a wide range of interests. Read here...

Coming soon...

Gilles Madan ‘The Journey of a Poet Part Two’

Gilles Madan on the process of becoming a poet and the power of poetry to connect the past to the present through our common humanity.


New Riversmeet Course

Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway

Virginia Woolf’s ‘Mrs Dalloway’ is back by popular demand. The next Riversmeet Slow Reading Course starts 31st August 2023 (zoom groups start w/c 11th September 2023)

New blog piece

Following the Claude McKay Colloquium at the University of Aix-Marseille Richard Bradbury considers his relationship with the work of this celebrated and notorious early  twentieth century writer.