PICCOLINA November 2011
Thursday 1st December
David Grubb is to read at University College Falmouth – Tremough PL Lecture 4, 4.30pm – 6pm. To book, contact Helen Thomas: Helen.Thomas@falmouth.ac.uk
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.) Find out more on her website, where there is also a videoof her reading a poem from her last book – www.lornathorpe.com
Thursday, December 8th, from 7pmPlease join us for a delicious Caravanserai Yuletide meal and cabaret at the Courtyard Deli Art Cafe in Falmouth.
Hosted by wordsmith Mac Dunlop, featuring local accordion maestro Seamas Carey, and the popular poets Rob Barratt & Nick Jarvis.
Tickets are £20 – which include the festive meal below -are available in advance from the Courtyard Deli at 2 Bells Court Falmouth, or by phone on 01326 319526 (places are limited so it is advisable to book early)
Yuletide cabaret menu:
Home-baked Bread on arrival
Ham Hock Terrine with Spiced Red Cabbage Chutney
Veggie option: Baked Cornish Organic Brie with above chutney
Roast Baby Pumpkin with Melted Gruyere fondue filling & Roast Cornish Vegetables
Christmas Tarts with our own Boozy, Quince Mincemeat & clotted cream
Gluten free, Vegan & Dairy free diets will also be catered for on request.
Saturday 10th December Camelford. The Indian King Poets are running two more Saturday morning sessions at Garmoe Cottage to discuss the T S Eliot Prize shortlisted poets, on 10 December from 10 am – 12 pm, and 7th January. No fee,but contributions to heating and refreshments welcome. Non-members welcome.
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 2.304.30 pm.Contact Helen Jagger Wood on 01840 212161 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 Looking Ahead:
Saturday 11th February Caroline Carver and Michael Swan reading and discussing their work at the Morrab Library 10.15 to 12.30Caroline will be launching her new book.
Open Mic – contact Jenny Hamlett email@example.com
Thursday 16th February
FPG AGM at 6.30, followed by readings/launch of Caroline Carver’s new collection (due January) and Moira Andrew’s ‘Firebird’
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Liskeard Poetry group meets second Monday of month at Stuart House. Barras St. Liskeard 4.30pm to approx 6.30 More details
contact sec: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.