Trowbridge Stanza

Due to the Covid-19 emergency, Trowbridge Stanza is no longer meeting face to face but please keep in touch for news of online meetings. In the meantime, here is news from our most recent letter:
 
Read poems by some of our group, written during lockdown, here.

Drawing Projects UK has closed its doors to the public for the time being but is investigating ways of sharing work online.  More information here.   Miranda’s Cafe is also closed but Miranda is going to be backing bread, cakes and other items and offering a delivery service (minimum spend £20) mirandacatering@mail.com.

 

Trowbridge Stanza is a friendly, inclusive group,  a mixture of published and unpublished poets.

Trowbridge Stanza is a monthly poetry group, a Poetry Society Stanza, which meets every first Saturday (first Saturday of each month, 2-4pm) at Drawing Projects UK, Bridge House, Trowbridge.  Poetry Society Stanzas are poetry groups run voluntarily by members of The Poetry Society.  Trowbridge Stanza is a friendly, inclusive group,  a mixture of published and unpublished poets.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. If you would like more information about joining our group, please email me josephinecorcoran13@gmail.com.  You can also sign up for a monthly newsletter  https://tinyletter.com/JosephineCorcoran

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SOME PAST EVENTS

Guest Poets for March 2020 Jessica Mookherjee and Alasdair Paterson. Photo by Pey Oh.
Birdspeed reading for Trowbridge Stanza, November 2019
Kathy Pimlott & David Clarke reading for Trowbridge Stanza, September 2019
Pey Pey Oh and Tom Sastry reading at Drawing Projects UK for Trowbridge Stanza, July 2019
Stephen Lightbown reading for Trowbridge Stanza, April 2019
Caleb Parkin reading for Trowbridge Stanza, April 2019
Members of Trowbridge Stanza, April 2019

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Feedback – Read what people have said about Trowbridge Stanza here.

On Saturday, December 1, we enjoyed a wonderful reading by  Bloodaxe poet Abigail Parry, whose book Jinx was shortlisted for this year’s Forward Prize for Best First Collection.  Abigail read from Jinx, and other work, and took part in a lively and fascinating Q & A about her writing life, answering questions about this year’s Forward Prize, commissions, her route to publication, her motivations for writing, and more.  Audience members listened attentively to Abigail’s poems, asked brilliant questions and read fantastic poems at the open-mic.  It was wonderful to receive many appreciative tweets and messages after the event!

 

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Members of Trowbridge Stanza, March 2020