Upcoming Poetry events in Cornwall
Thursday November 3rd, 7:30pm
You are invited to bring food and drink to share to:
St. Gluvias Church Hall, Penryn
(pathway/gate next to #46 West Street)
Annie Lovejoy and Mac Dunlop present caravanserai – a creative residency programme and performance platform on the Roseland Peninsula, along with special performances by poets Nick Jarvis, and Danielle Allen and music from Seamas Carey.
Saturday 5th November: The Indian King Poets are running two Saturday morning sessions at Garmoe Cottage to discuss the T S Eliot Prize shortlisted poets, on 5th November and 10 December from 10 am – 12 pm. Members have been allocated one poet and will take it in turns to lead discussion, 5 poets per session. No fee, but contributions to heating and refreshments welcome. Non-members welcome.
Contact Helen Jagger Wood on 01840 212161 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 12th November: Trebah Gardens Workshop
with Caroline Carver andTom Scott. Cafe Annexe on Saturday November 12th. As it’s the day after Armistice Day, and remembering Trebah’s close links with the Normandy landings, the theme will be Departures, not just of war but departures in every sense you can think of, perhaps even threatened departures of much beloved species,due to diseases like Sudden Oak Death.
The workshop is 10:00 – 2:30, price is £12 including admission to the gardens.
Wednesday 7th December: Lorna Thorpe launches her second poetry collection – SWEET TORTURE OF BREATHING (Arc Publications).
The Crown Inn, Lanlivery*, 730pm – FREE.
(*off the A390 between Lostwithiel and St Austell.)
Lorna’s debut pamphlet was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice and her first collection, A GHOST INMY HOUSE, received critical acclaim. She has been called ‘a distinctive and powerful talent whose poetry conjures love, lust and music with naturalistic anecdotal brilliance.’ Of her work Alison Brackenbury said, ‘I have rarely read work with such a compelling emotional rush,’ while Linda France says of the new book: ‘With a tang of Frank O’Hara – ambivalent, allusive, ecstatic – Lorna Thorpe’s new collection toys with death and disappointment but ultimately is on the side of life, love and the perfect Martini.’ Lorna will read some poems from the book in what promises to be an informal and entertaining evening.Find out more on her website, where there is also a video of her reading a poem from her last book – www.lornathorpe.com
Saturday 10th December Please see Saturday 5th November and Indian King Poets
Reading in Camelford (venue t.b.c.): Saturday 10 December open mic session with visiting poet Lorna Thorpe reading from her second collection, Sweet Torture of Breathing, out soon from Arc. Entrance by donation; do bring a couple of poems in case your name gets drawn out of the hat. Time t.b.c. but usually 2.30-4.30 pm.
INDIAN KING POETS, CAMELFORD
Indian King Poets meet most Monday mornings at Garmoe Cottage, Camelford, from 10 am – 12/12.30 pm for writing together and to bring poems for peer criticism. Become a member for £12 p.a. and then £6 per session (and occasional day long workshops for £15 instead of £30 or £25).
Penzance Poetry Society Stanza meets the first Monday in the month (second Monday when there is a Bank Holiday) at The Orchard Room The Centre – Newlyn
Chywoone Hill Newlyn TR18 5AR 01736 365890
The cost will be £2.00 per session to be paid on the day and will include tea and coffee. Please get in touch with Jenny Hamlett if you need directions. 01736 363146 email@example.com
Liskeard Poetry group meets second Monday of month at Stuart House. Barras St. Liskeard 4.30pm to approx 6.30 More details
contact sec: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Falmouth Poetry Group meets every second Monday of the month at 7.00pm in the library of Cornwall Polytechnic, Church Street, Falmouth, (the Poly),
FPG members £2, non-members £3 per session. Poems are read aloud by the poet, then discussed and work-shopped before the poet comes back in. Criticism is acute and professional, (always friendly), but can be very helpful. (FPG annual subscription is £10.)
For more information go to: email@example.com.