Trowbridge Stanza: December Guest Readers Anthony Wilson and Dawn Gorman

Trowbridge Stanza is looking forward to welcoming poets Anthony Wilson and Dawn Gorman to read at Drawing Projects UK, Bridge House, Trowbridge, on Saturday, 7 December 2-4pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend and audience members are invited to bring one or two of their own poems to read at the open-mic.  Tickets are £5 on … Continue reading Trowbridge Stanza: December Guest Readers Anthony Wilson and Dawn Gorman

Some feedback about Trowbridge Stanza

As many of you know, I organise a monthly poetry group in Trowbridge.  We meet every first Saturday, 2-4pm, at Drawing Projects UK, an art gallery, studio space and café, next to Trowbridge train station.  Recently people have shared some tweets about Trowbridge Stanza and about Drawing Projects UK itself, so I thought I'd include … Continue reading Some feedback about Trowbridge Stanza

Poetry at Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, November 2: Guest Poet Birdspeed

Trowbridge Stanza is looking forward to welcoming  poet and performance artist Safiya Kinshasa, AKA Birdspeed, to share her work at Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge on Saturday, 2 November 2019 (2-4pm).  There will also be the opportunity for the audience to perform their own poems at the open-mic.  Tickets are £5 on the door.  More details … Continue reading Poetry at Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, November 2: Guest Poet Birdspeed

Stephen Lightbown and Caleb Parkin to read at Trowbridge Stanza

Trowbridge Stanza is looking forward to welcoming poets Stephen Lightbown and Caleb Parkin to read at Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, (Drawing Projects UK is in Bridge House, next to Trowbridge train station) on Saturday April 6, 2-4pm.  There will also be the opportunity to perform your own poems at the open-mic.  Tickets are £3 on … Continue reading Stephen Lightbown and Caleb Parkin to read at Trowbridge Stanza

My poetry week

This week the shortlist for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry was announced and - for the first time ever - one of the books I nominated for this prize has been selected.  I think it's a strong list and I can't think of any other recent poetry award (can you?) that … Continue reading My poetry week

Three years of Drawing Projects UK

Artist Anita Taylor has written a terrific post at Wiltshire Council's arts blog giving some insight into the story (so far) of Drawing Projects UK which she and co-director Gary Sangster established in Trowbridge in 2015.  As a Trowbridge resident for 15 years, I absolutely love Drawing Projects UK and I can't quite believe my … Continue reading Three years of Drawing Projects UK

Trowbridge Stanza – Guest Poets and Open-Mic April 7

I organise a Poetry Society Stanza which meets every month (first Saturday of each month, 2-4pm) at Drawing Projects UK, Bridge House, Trowbridge. Join us on April 7th to hear two wonderful poets read, and bring some poems for the open-mic.  Everyone welcome.  This event was originally planned for March but had to be re-scheduled … Continue reading Trowbridge Stanza – Guest Poets and Open-Mic April 7

Poetry@Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, Saturday March 3

  Come to hear two fabulous poets read in Trowbridge on Saturday, March 3rd, 2pm- 4pm.  Open-mic contributions welcome.  Drawing Projects UK is in Bridge House, Stallard Street, Trowbridge, next to Trowbridge train station. Dawn Gorman is a poet and editor who devises and runs community arts events, including the reading series Words & Ears, … Continue reading Poetry@Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, Saturday March 3

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

On being on Facebook when I’m trying not to be

Everything got off to a wonderful start on New Year's Day and Bank Holiday Monday.  I went for several walks, spent hours away from the internet, read loads, cooked great food, laughed at my husband's jokes, listened to my kids' music, generally hung out with the family, wrote some new poems. Then I got stumped … Continue reading On being on Facebook when I’m trying not to be