I’m currently having a wonderful time teaching two five-week poetry workshops at Trowbridge Town Hall in Wiltshire.  So far we’ve read and been inspired by work from this year’s Forward Prizes, as well as poems by Michael Laskey, Richie McCaffery, Emily Berry, Jo Shapcott, and more.  You can sign up for my next set of workshops by visiting Trowbridge Arts  – click on ‘Take Part’ and scroll down.  You can also book in person at Trowbridge Town Hall. Please get in touch with any questions.  Trowbridge is in west Wiltshire on the border with Somerset.  It’s 20 minutes on the train from Bath and 30 minutes from Bristol.  My workshops cost £50 for five sessions.

National Poetry Day, 6th October 2016 – I’m running an event ‘Say it with Poem at Trowbridge Town Hall’.  The theme for NPD this year is ‘messages’.  Think of a message you’d like to give to someone and say it with a poem.  There will be an opportunity to collaborate with artists at this event or to create your own word and image poem.  More details here.

I will be blogger in residence for Winchester Poetry Festival, 7 – 9 October 2016. More details about this role here. Say hello if you’re coming to this wonderful festival!

I’m the rep for a new Poetry Society Stanza in Trowbridge.  Our next meeting will be Monday, 10th October, 6 – 8pm at Trowbridge Town Hall. More details here. You don’t need to be a member of the Poetry Society to join this group, and you don’t need to live in Trowbridge. No booking necessary, just come along on the night, it will be lovely to see you!

Trowbridge Town Hall
Market Street
Trowbridge BA14 8EQ
Box Office / Enquiries – 01225 774306
Email – trowarts@gmail.com

On Saturday, 22 October, 2016, I’m leading a Poetry Walkshop in Trowbridge. More details, including how to book, here:

A three hour poetry workshop comprising some classroom based writing activities, a gentle, short guided walk around four interesting Trowbridge sites, time for note-taking, sketching, photographing, gathering materials for poems, re-grouping at base for discussion of ideas and informal sharing of first draft poems.

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