Primers Poets Volume Two at Drawing Projects UK

I wanted to say how much I enjoyed hearing Ben Bransfield, Cynthia Miller, and Marvin Thompson read at Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, on Saturday 30 September. These three poets are the winners of the 2017 Nine Arches Press/Poetry School Primers Competition which offered a prize of one year of mentoring with poets, editors and educators  … Continue reading Primers Poets Volume Two at Drawing Projects UK

Primers Poets reading in Trowbridge

Save the date and come to Trowbridge!  Poets Cynthia Miller, Marvin Thompson and Ben Bransfield will be reading at Drawing Projects UK on Saturday 30 September, 2-4pm.  Tickets are £5 and available here. New Voices in Poetry selected by Jacob Sam-La Rose and Jane Commane The three poets, selected by Jacob Sam-La Rose and Jane … Continue reading Primers Poets reading in Trowbridge

Hilda Sheehan plus Open-Mic at Drawing Projects UK

Poet, editor, educator, and Director of Poetry Swindon and Swindon Poetry Festival, Hilda Sheehan will read from a selection of her published and new work at Drawing Projects UK (Bridge House - next to the train station) Trowbridge on Wednesday, 14th June, 7pm - 9pm.  This is a wonderful opportunity to hear an exciting, innovative … Continue reading Hilda Sheehan plus Open-Mic at Drawing Projects UK

Reading poetry to shoppers and passersby

Months ago, I received an email, out of the blue, from someone called Louise Betts who was organising acts to perform on the outdoor stages at The Bath Festival.  Would the Town Hall Poets like to appear? When I set up Town Hall Poets (who are also a Poetry Society Stanza) in September 2016, I … Continue reading Reading poetry to shoppers and passersby

Poetry from Art workshop at Drawing Projects UK

Poetry from Art workshop with Josephine Corcoran.  Write new poems in response to an exhibition of Anita Taylor's drawings.  Saturday 21 January 2017. 10am - 1pm. Drawing Projects UK, Bridge House, Trowbridge. £15. Limited places. Please book your place  - you can book online or in person at Drawing Projects UK. This is an exciting opportunity … Continue reading Poetry from Art workshop at Drawing Projects UK

Poet in Residence at Trowbridge Town Hall

I'm coming near to the end of my residency at Trowbridge Town Hall so I thought I'd say a few words about it.  I had hoped to accomplish a lot more (and I haven't finished yet!) although there was never a formal agreement about what my role would entail.  I approached Tracy Sullivan, Director of Town Hall Arts … Continue reading Poet in Residence at Trowbridge Town Hall

A poem for National Poetry Day 2016

The theme for this year's National Poetry Day in the UK is 'messages'.  As Poet in Residence at Trowbridge Town Hall, I've been working with artist Ben Midgley on a new poem which we will share with school students and other visitors to the Town Hall on National Poetry Day, October 6. Local school students from primary and … Continue reading A poem for National Poetry Day 2016

Sinéad Morrissey to give a talk about her Communist heritage

One of the best things about poetry festivals, in my opinion, are the quieter, less obvious events that festival organisers somehow manage to schedule alongside a packed programme of readings and workshops.  One such an occasion to look forward to at Winchester Poetry Festival is a talk by the poet Sinéad Morrissey called My Communist Heritage: On the Trail of … Continue reading Sinéad Morrissey to give a talk about her Communist heritage

Say it with a Poem at Trowbridge Town Hall

On National Poetry Day, Thursday 6th October 2016, 11am - 4pm, poets and artists will be "saying it with a poem" at Trowbridge Town Hall. Inspired by Sophie Herxheimer, the poet and artist who's designed NPD's artwork this year, poets, including Josephine Corcoran and members of a new Poetry Society Stanza which meets at the … Continue reading Say it with a Poem at Trowbridge Town Hall

Translation Study Day with MPT

I had an amazing day at the Queen's College, Oxford on Saturday, 14th May, taking part in Modern Poetry in Translation's Study Day to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the magazine. In the morning participants could choose two, from eight, workshops, then there was a break for lunch (and delicious it was, too). It was extremely … Continue reading Translation Study Day with MPT