Trowbridge Stanza

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 following a fall of heavy snow in Wiltshire and the South West.

Dawn Gorman is a poet and editor who devises and runs community arts events, including the reading series Words & Ears, which takes place monthly in Bradford on Avon, and periodically around the country, including at Edinburgh Fringe, where she has also worked as poet in residence at the EDS Gallery (2015 and 2016). Her pamphlet This Meeting of Tracks was published in the Pushcart Prize-nominated four-poet Mend & Hone (2013), and her poetry has appeared in journals including Iota, Magma, The Rialto, Under the Radarand The Interpreter’s House. She collaborates widely – the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and 250 schoolchildren, wrote a symphony based on her poem Replenishment, and the overture, devised as a film poem, appeared at Cannes Short Film Festival. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University.

Shauna Robertson’s poems have been set to music, displayed on buses, performed by actors, made into comic art, hung on a pub wall and published in various journals, ‘zines and anthologies. Her first chapbook, Blueprints for a Minefield, won the Fair Acre Press competition in 2016 and her second, Love Bites, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press this autumn. Shauna also writes for children and makes artwork.


About Trowbridge Stanza

We are a friendly group,  a mixture of published and unpublished poets.  We read and talk about contemporary poetry, read and comment on each other’s work in progress, organise open-mic events and guest readers, and we perform our work at different venues.  Please get in touch if you’re interested in joining our group.

In 2017, members of Trowbridge Stanza read at Bath Festival