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|Bristol||25th June 2019||
On Tuesday June 25th 8.30 pm - there is the Berkeley
Square Poetry Revue which features three excellent poets Dominic Fisher who
has just launched a fine book of poetry, Deborah Harvey and Melanie
Branton plus superb singer-songwriter Howard Silverman. Will be a
great evening. Admission �2. This is at the Square Club Berkeley Square.
|Bristol||4th July 2019||
On Thursday July 4th 8.00 - 9.30 the Lansdown Poets launches its pamphlet PLANET which features ten poems by ten poets and is superbly designed by Peter Milner. However we may choose to describe it, the ecology of planet Earth is the most important issueof our time and we wish to add our concerned voice to the debate around this issue through this pamphlet. Joining us will be eco-performance poet Kat Lyons and singers Sara Vian and Sarah Devereux. Proceeds from the sale of the pamphlet - priced at two pounds - will go to the eco-charity FRANK Water - and there will be a short presentation from a representative of this charity. Donations would be welcome. Venue is Boston Tea Party on Park Street and admission is free.
|Limerick||5th July - 26th July 2019||
The Limerick Writers' Centre Present
Lunch Time Poetry @ The Hunt Museum
July 5th / 12th / 19th / 26th 2018
1.00pm to 2.00pm
In association with the Hunt Museum 8 poets (2 per week) will give a reading in the Captain's Room four Fridays in July from 1.00pm to 2.00pm, readings will be preceded by a piece of music performed by local musicians.
5th July Steven Bond and Mary Lavery Carrig
12th July Kathryn Crowley and Oran Ryan
19th July Evelyn Casey and Martin Vernon
26th July Greg Carey and Aimee Levey
Admission is free. Patrons are advised to be in their seats five minutes before readings begin.
|Manchester||19th July 2019||
Fri 19 Jul 2019
7.45 to 9:30 [doors open 7.30]
backroom of Chorlton Library Manchester Rd, Chorlton M21 9PN
• floor poets • All welcome £3 / £1
Seán Body launches THE JOURNEY, his new collection of poems
The collection commences with a Manchester Sequence derived from a belief that a Celtic Settlement which existed prior to the Roman invasion, was called Mancenion, meaning ‘A Place of Tents’. The poems are spare: a set of brief cameos as might be experienced by an immigrant.
The subject of the title sequence is a serially abused child. But rather than dealing with abuse, the poems seek to celebrate the child’s resilience: a secretive innate rebelliousness which keeps alive her spirit, her sense of self, of being other; and finally her long journey to self-realization.
Other poems in the collection are wide ranging, from the deeply personal to the public – celebration, grief, war, disablement, the marginalized and the dispossessed — from delight at a longed for birth to the elegiac.
Seán Body’s poems have been praised for ‘tackling the most delicate subjects with great insight, imagination and sensitivity’; ‘a superb command of language…’; ‘an uncompromising commitment to look the painful, the disconcerting and the controversial squarely in the face… this unflinching attitude tempered with a gift for articulating that most difficult of human emotions, tenderness…’
‘Every word he writes, and not one of them out of place, is charged with the pain or joy of vivid memories or raw experience. We do not see Seán Body’s striking world of people and places as through a window; he takes us by the hand and walks with us there.’
‘His language is its own unsentimental and sensual music, rich, compassionate and precise.’
Of the sequence ‘A Place of Tents’ Graham Mort wrote: ‘I liked especially the stripped down minimalism where every word seems essential to the individual poem and the wider structure. There’s a sense of silence or silences which fit in well with the focus on migration, abandonment and absences.’
|Manchester||4th Wednesday 2019||
Manchester Poets Poetry Workshop
with Steven Waling & Fran Pridham
Wed 24 Jul 2019
backroom of Chorlton Library Manchester Rd, Chorlton M21 9PN
Please bring 10 copies of the short poem or extract that you would like to have discussed.
|Manchester||20th July 2010||
Summer Writing Day at the Art Gallery
Saturday 20th July
10:30am - 4:00pm
Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, M2 3JL
£40 / £35 cons. Pay on the day by cash or cheque
Please note that the Art Gallery writing days are now run by The Poetry Business. There is no need to book but if you can please do let us know you intend to attend by emailing Ellen at email@example.com.
This is a wonderful venue for a great day of writing from poems in the studio and from art in the gallery. Bring a poem of your own for the supportive workshop in the afternoon or better still write one up from the morning session.
Thank you to everyone for making the Art Gallery days such a joy to do -- at the same time so relaxed and yet so focussed. A lot of this is down to the great mix of people, as well to as the excellent venue -- as one poet commented, 'working in the studio and galleries is really liberating', and the days are 'so much fun and so worthwhile'.
The next Manchester Gallery days will be September 14th and October 19th.
Ann & Peter Sansom
The Poetry Business
54 Campo Lane
|Lydiate||22nd July 2019||
Will Daunt will give a talk about Gerald Manley Hopkins' time and writing in
Liverpool and Lydiate at the Village Centre, Lydiate L31 2LA at 7.30 p.m. on
Monday 22 July 2019.
|Forest of Dean||7th August 2019||
On 7th August, a free music and poetry event in my parents' garden nursery in the heart of the Forest of Dean.. The garden nursery is called Pygmy Pinetum. Do check out the website:
The event is the launch of composer Justin Nicholl's new symphony.
Wye Valley Seasons celebrates the seasons in the Wye Valley. Justin will be accompanied by musicians and a choir. During interludes in the music, four Forest of Dean poets, including myself, will be reading poems connected to the seasons, nature and The Wye Valley.
Check Justin out: he's awesome!! Here's his website:
The event is free and food and drink will be provided, though all contributions to these are welcome. There will be two performances: one earlier and one later in the day. Please let us know if you are coming:. firstname.lastname@example.org
|Brixton||10th September 2019||
'Where Words Meet Music�