Currently reading, Poetry, Reviews of Books

Christmas Pamphlets from Candlestick Press

Our poetry group in Trowbridge has been getting together for just over a year now and I'm really happy to meet up regularly with such a  lovely bunch of people!  We meet on the first Saturday of each month (2-4pm) in Trowbridge at Drawing Projects UK, right by Trowbridge train station, to read and discuss… Continue reading Christmas Pamphlets from Candlestick Press

Creative Writing

Reading and writing Christmas-themed poems with Year 7s: #writerinschool

I'm really enjoying being Writer in Residence at St Gregory's Catholic College, Bath.  As well as writing with students during lesson time, I also run a Creative Writing Club at Break and Lunchtime, one day a week.  When we're writing poetry, I usually take in lots of photocopies of poems but today I took in… Continue reading Reading and writing Christmas-themed poems with Year 7s: #writerinschool

Book Reviews, Reading and Writing Poetry, Weekly Update

‘Ten Poems from Ireland’ (Candlestick Press)

Town Hall Poets are a Poetry Society Stanza group who meet regularly at Trowbridge Town Hall, and other places, to read and talk about poetry, workshop each other's poems and arrange open-mic nights.  We're also lucky enough to be the Trowbridge Chapter of the Candlestick Press Collective, which means that we receive complimentary copies of… Continue reading ‘Ten Poems from Ireland’ (Candlestick Press)

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Candlestick Press Pamphlets

With Christmas approaching (sorry, can't deny it any longer), I thought that now would be a good time to mention these beautiful pamphlets from Candlestick Press which would definitely make a wonderful present for many people I know, even though their tag line suggests modestly that you might give them "instead of a card." (which is… Continue reading Candlestick Press Pamphlets