(with thanks to Helen Wood and Lorna Thorpe at Piccolina for distributing this information):
POETRY DISCUSSION – AUGUST KLEINZAHLER AND JANE YEH
Saturday 26th January, Camelford, 1000 am – midday
Indian King Poets and the Camelford Poetry Stanza invite you to join them on the last Saturday in January to discuss the work of August Kleinzahler and Jane Yeh. Following the success of our Saturday mornings to discuss the T S Eliot Prize short list, we have decided to continue meeting once a month, mostly the last Saturday morning, to discuss the work of various contemporary poets. Each month, two poets will be introduced by participants.
If you would like to attend, please contact Helen Wood on 01840 212161 or
firstname.lastname@example.org; No fee, but donations please for refreshments and room heating etc.
INTRODUCTION TO THERAPEUTIC WRITING
4th – 8th February, University College Falmouth, Tremough Campus, Penryn
A five day workshop to demonstrate ways of using creative writing with clients or patients in a range of health and social care settings. It will also show how reflective, personal writing can improve your own professional practice, in whatever field, and your general wellbeing.
The course is led by writer Victoria Field and Certified Poetry Therapist Anne Taylor.
Cost – £400. Book online at http://air.falmouth.ac.uk/cpd
Ann Kelley is talking about and reading from her latest poetry collection TELLING THE BEES (Oversteps 2012) at the Island Centre, St Ives, Cornwall, on Tuesday 5th Feb at 2pm for the U3A.
FALMOUTH POETRY GROUP 40TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS
Falmouth Poetry Group (one of the longest-running poetry groups in the UK) is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a season of poetry readings and workshops with some important poets. This is an amazing opportunity to hear them and take part in the workshops – one that doesn’t come our way very often. These events will not only bring good poets to the county, but give them a chance to hear some of our work, in workshops, and in the Open Hat* sessions. (A feature unique to Cornwall.) See relevant month for details of each event.
14th February – Jo Bell and Martin Malone reading
16th March – Penelope Shuttle book launch
13th April – Mimi Khalvati reading
14th April – Mimi Khalvati workshop
6th June – Kate Foley and Alisdair Paterson reading
8th June – Kate Foley workshop
Saturday 8th June, Trebah Gardens, 10am – 3pm
We’re currently looking into the possibility of having music at this event – more details nearer the time.
Cost – £12 Book through Moira Andrew email@example.com:
27th June – Anne-Marie Fyfe reading at the Poly
29th June – Anne-Marie Fyfe workshop
September – readings by Wes Magee, Helen Jagger-Wood and Lorna Thorpe
To book all FPG events contact Moira Andrew firstname.lastname@example.org
JO BELL & MARTIN MALONE READING – ON RELATIONSHIPS
Thursday 14th February: Falmouth Library, 630pm
There will be an Open Hat for as many as wish to read, (within limits!) This should be a fun event, and it will be good to be back in the library again.
Admission £3, concessions/ students £2. Contact Moira Andrew email@example.com
SOCIETY OF AUTHORS MEETING
Friday 22nd February, Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth, 12 noon for 1230pm
Non-members welcome – please let Moira Andrew know if you wish to attend
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01326-376110
MIMI KHALVATI WORKSHOP
Saturday 13th April, Camelford
A workshop organised by the Indian King Poets and Camelford Poetry Stanza – times, venue and cost to be confirmed.
KATE FOLEY AND ALASDAIR PATERSON READING
Thursday 6th June, Falmouth Library, 7pm
Caroline Carver will also read briefly. A small number of Open-Hatters welcome
Admission, £5 & £3
Contact Moira Andrew email@example.com
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, 8pm at Artists Residence Hotel, Chapel Street Penzance. Contact Bob Devereux as above.
Drollow: Poetry Prom
The last Friday of every month, 7.45 pm at The Centre, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn TR18 5AD. Entry is free. Read your own poem or one by another poet or if you prefer, just listen and enjoy.
Contact Les Gillard: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Upcoming shows – Friday 25th January, Gayle Force; 1st February, Fowey Writing Group winners; 8th February, BENJAD poetry and music
If you wish to be my guest and present your writings, please contact Marj Fenston James by email: email@example.com
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.