Thursday, 31 August 2006

Forthcoming readings, changed dates

The reading formerly on 27 September at 7:30 p.m. will now be 28 September at 8 p.m.--As part of the Bradford on Avon Arts Festival, there will be a reading by myself and featured readers Matt Bryden, Karen Hoy, and Alan Summers, and the reading will be at The George on Woolley Street. There will also be an open mike, welcoming poems on any subject as well as acoustic music.

The reading formerly scheduled for early October will now be 16 November at 8 p.m.--As part of The George's Irish Week, there will be an Irish poetry night with readings from Irish poets as well as traditional music. The other readers include Matt Bryden (reading from Paul Muldoon), Claire Crowther (reading from Medbh McGuckian and Eavan Boland), Karen Hoy, Tim Liardet (reading from Tom French), and Alan Summers.

Friday, 25 August 2006

More interest in "Divorce"

On the 22 August 2006 post at Puisi-poesy, the author appreciatively discusses my poem, "Divorce," and the discussion is carried further in the comments. It's interesting and pleasing to have such engaged readers; I'm delighted.

Monday, 7 August 2006

Malmesbury Carnival's Poetry Platform on 31 August

My student Sue Chadd is one of the organisers for the following event.

POETRY PLATFORM : A Question of Identity
Thurs Aug 31st at 7.30pm Venue Malmesbury Library

Malmesbury Writers' Circle and Malmesbury Library welcomes writers and readers to another evening in the company of local poets. Why not bring along your own or favourite verses to share with our friendly group. We are always keen to discover new writers, so don't be shy! Poems can be on any theme but this year we are devoting the first part of the evening to the National Poetry Day theme of 'Identity'. So who do you think you are? Bring along poems to prove it! Includes laughter, discussion and grey cell stimulation!

Entrance £2. Light refreshments 50p. Carnival Poetry Raffle and Book Stall. (All proceeds donated to The Carnival.)

Malmesbury Library is located in the centre of town, next to the Catholic Church. Parking is available in Cross Hayes Car Park, outside the Library (in the town square.) Post code is SN16 99BG, so you can look it up on multimap to help you find it.

All Welcome!