Wintertime Poetry events from Piccolina

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:

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 –   

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                                                   

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

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 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

Liskeard Poetry group meets second Monday of month at Stuart House. Barras St.                                     Liskeard 4.30pm to approx 6.30 More details

contact sec:

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:


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