Upcoming events list from Piccolina for October Novemeber 2012

PICCOLINA October/November 2012

Please send information for November/December’s newsletter by 7 November, with PICCOLINA in the subject line, to both Helen Wood at: indianking@btconnect.com and Lorna Thorpe at: lornathorpe@btinternet.com

Do include event, date, time, venue, price and contact details. We will not send attachments, nor trawl websites to select news for you.  We aim to issue the newsletter on the 14th of each month, and to send updates, if any, of new events taking place before the next newsletter is due, on 21st and 28th.

‘Dancing with …

Liskeard Poets reading at Landulph Festival, Tuesday 16 October, 7.30 pm

Venue to be confirmed, probably Yacht Club, Cargreen

Also The Poetry Kitchen, 2-5 pm, poetry workshop with Ann Foweraker.

Ann Foweraker (Murphy) is a teacher, poet and author.  She has been writing fiction and poetry since her teens and, out of force of habit, she will try to pass on anything she has learnt to unsuspecting attendees.  Full details on the Landulph Festival website nearer the time: www.landulphfestival.co.uk


Friday 19 October, 10.30 – 12.30 am, St. Ives library

The first of a series of workshops aimed at enhancing personal development through writing. Workshops will be on the third Friday of each month, at 10.30. In this course a closed group will make a commitment over ten months. The first workshop is offered at £5.00 as a taster/orientation.

Cost: £5.00 first session, £9.00 thereafter.  Booking essential.

Please contact Angela Stoner: angelastoner@farwest.co.uk

Poetry Tea Party

Saturday 27 October, 3 – 5pm, Menabilly

Poetry, cakes, vintage china, a log fire and a rather decadent cup of tea in the heart of du Maurier country – what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon?

Bring along a poem – either one of your own or someone else’s – to share.  Lorna Thorpe will read some of her own work, and a favourite poem or two by other authors.  You’ll also get a chance to chat with other like-minded guests over afternoon tea.

Lorna Thorpe’s second collection, Sweet Torture of Breathing, was published in November 2011.  Her poems have been described as feisty, humorous, defiant and unflinchingly personal.  The jury’s still out on her cake-baking skills but she’s putting in a lot of practice.

£7.50, including tea (with tipple), cakes and savouries.  Places limited – contact Lorna on lornathorpe@btinternet.com for more information or to book a spot by the fire. 


Trebah Garden, Saturday 3 November, 10.00am–12.30am

This fun, hands-on poetry workshop is aimed at kids aged 8-12 and is led by acclaimed poet and children’s author, Moira Andrew, together with Trebah’s poet in residence, Tom Scott.

Moira has published several volumes of poems and stories for children, as well as books for grown-ups, and has run many successful workshops in schools throughout the UK. She also works with children in hospital at RCH Treliske. Her most recent book for children, Wish a Wish, was published earlier this year and includes poems about home, school and family, about growing up and feeling different from the crowd.

In 2006, Tom worked with the NSPCC and University College Falmouth to publish a book of poems and stories by schoolchildren from all over Cornwall, We Wish: Hopes and Dreams of Cornwall’s Children, described by Michael Morpurgo as “a triumph”.

Cost £10.00 (includes entrance to the garden as well as drinks and biscuits). All children need to bring with them is a pencil; all other materials will be provided.

Contact Tracy Campbell at Trebah: tracy@trebah-garden.co.uk, 01326 252200

An Evening with Brian Patten:

Growing up before your very eyes:

Saturday 17 November, The Old Chapel, Calstock, 8.00 pm

From first to second childhood and back again, with a little chaos and much humour on the way! Using a huge variety of his work, Liverpool poet Brian Patten takes us on a hilarious, sometimes dark, sometimes heart-rending and always fascinating journey through a chaotic boyhood, love-struck adolescence and disrespectful middle-age, to leave us teetering on the brink of yet another childhood. Book-signing after the show.

Tickets: £14 advance/£15 on door/£6 under 18s and students with ID.

Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Calstock PL18 9QX.

01822 833183 / mail@calstockarts.org / www.calstockarts.org



Trebah Garden, Friday 30 November, 10.00am-1.00pm

This is an opportunity to take part in an unusual collaboration between poets and photographers, jointly organised by Tom Scott, poet in residence at Trebah, and Dr Margaret Upton, lecturer in photography at University College Falmouth.

The idea is produce poems and photography inspired by aspects of the garden on a single day in Autumn. Particular areas or features of the garden will be assigned to pairs of poets and photographers (students on Falmouth’s Marine & Natural History Photography course) and there’ll be a chance to workshop poetry produced. A selection of poetry and photography from the day will be shown in an exhibition at Trebah in the spring, arranged to reflect the geography of the garden so that visitors experience a version of Trebah transformed through vision and imagination.

Cost: £10 (includes entrance to the garden). Contact Tom Scott, tmscott@btconnect.com, 01326 212960


Cafe Frug

An evening of poetry and music hosted by Bob Devereux.  Musicians and poets welcome to perform.  Takes place EVERY Thursday (except 7 June) at the St Ives Arts Club, from 8 pm.  Contact Bob on 01736 753899 or visit the St Ives Arts Club website or Facebook page.

Cafe Frug is also now being held in Penzance on a regular basis … alternate Wednesdays, 8 p m at Artists Residence Hotel, Chapel Street Penzance. (October 17, 31, November 14, 28 etc) Contact Bob Devereux as above.

Drollow: Poetry Prom

Friday 26 October, 7.45 pm at The Centre, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn TR18 5AD

Read your own poem or one by another poet or if you prefer, just listen and enjoy.

Contact Les Gillard   les.gillard@gmx.com  01736 363842

The Falmouth Poetry Group

meets every second Monday of the month at 7.00 pm in Cornwall Polytechnic library, Church Street, Falmouth.  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 info contact: moira.andrew@uwclub.net.

Indian King Poets (and Camelford Poetry Society Stanza)

Indian King Poets meet most Mondays at Garmoe Cottage, Camelford, from 10 am-12.30 pm.  We write together and bring poems for peer criticism.  £6 per session.  Become a member for £12 p.a (from Aug). and then pay just £15 for occasional day long workshops with visiting poets.  Contact Helen Wood: indianking@btconnect.com

Liskeard Poetry Group

meets second Monday of the month at Stuart House, Barras Street, Liskeard from 4.30 to approximately 6.30 pm.  Contact Secretary for more details: annfoweraker@yahoo.co.uk

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, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn TR18 5AR.  01736 365890.  The cost is £2.00 per session payable on the day including tea and coffee.  Contact Angela Stoner on 01736 363146 or e-mail angela@farwest.co.uk


Invitation from Marjorie James at Radio St Austell Bay:

I run a Poetry and Literature programme on Radio St. Austell Bay on Fridays from 10 til 11am on 105.6 fm or on-line: Google rsab to listen.  If you wish to be my guest and present your writings, please contact Marj Fenston James by email: radiomarj@hotmail.co.uk

www.cypruswell.com for details of literary events etc in the South West is launching Writer Bites, a brand new bimonthly podcast to offer new writers the opportunity to record a short section of their work for inclusion in the Writer Bites podcast. We welcome submissions of poetry, short stories, flash fiction, or an extract of your novel. To submit, please visit the Writer Bites website.


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