Piccolina’s Upcoming poetry events in November and December 2013

Many thanks to Helen and Lorna at Piccolina for collating some of the listings included here:

Endelienta: developing a programme to foster the arts and spirituality

Friday 22 November, 10.30 am, St Endellion Church

Come along and review what has happened with Endelienta over the past two years; explore possible new directions for programming in terms of art forms, eg literature/poetry; visual arts; cross-arts.  Consider ways of developing participation/workshop activities, engaging more effectively with younger people, engaging more strongly with local communities, building our audiences, working with other venues and organisations.  Visit website: http://www.endelienta.org.uk

Please book beforehand (if possible by Nov 15th) if you are able to attend: Ian Sandbrook, Chairman, ian.sandbrook@btinternet.com or 01840 214613

T S Eliot Prize shortlist discussion led by The Indian King Poets

Saturdays 30 November & 21 December,11.00-13.00, & Mondays 9 Dec, 6 & 13 Jan 12.00-12.40 pm at The Library, Garmoe Cottage, Trefrew Road, Camelford

please book in advance as if we have too large a group a different venue will need to be booked.  Different members will lead discussions of the shortlisted poets work.  Please print off your own copies of sample pages from the PBS website.  Saturday 30 November will be Dannie Absie, Sinead Morrissey, and Robin Robertson.  On Monday 9 December, George Szirtes; Saturday 21 December Helen Mort, Michael Symmons Roberts and Anne Carson; on Monday 6 January Moniza Alvi; on Monday 13 January Maurice Riordan; and on a date still tbc Daljit Nagra.

For more details contact Helen Wood on indianking@btconnect.com or 01840 212161Donations welcomed towards cost of hot drinks, biscuits and heating!


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: 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 £15 p.a (from Aug) then pay just £20 for occasional day long workshops with visiting poets.  Contact Helen Wood: indianking@btconnect.com or 01840 212161

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

Six Minute Writer with Angela Stoner

Third Wednesday of every month from 10.30-12.30 at 23 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AP, £6.00: a change for writers to flex their writing muscles and put their creative mind into gear.  anyone is welcome.  Contact Angela for more information: angela@farwest.co.uk


A regular literary event in Falmouth, held bi-monthly on the last Tuesday of the month starting in September (having skipped August) in Dolly’s Winebar, Church Street, Falmouth, at 7.00 pm.  Contact Sarah Valmai Jones on sarahvalmai@hotmail.com.  Next last Tuesday is in November.

Tuesday Poets

An evening session of The Indian King Poets (see above) held in Camelford fom 19.00-21.00.  This is a new venture as Monday mornings are now so busy we needed more space and time for newcomers, and for those who cannot attend daytime sessions anyway.

Contact Helen Jagger Wood on indianking@btconnect.com if you’d like to join us.

Poetry on St Austell Bay Radio

Listen with Marj is a Poetry & Literature programme, Fridays 10-11am on 105.6 fm or on-line: Google rsab to listen or listen again.  Guests have their own platform to present poetry & story: November 15: Jo Heydon, poet; November 22: Julie Newman and Friends, special presentation

If you wish to be my guest and present your writings, please contact Marj Fenston James by email: radiomarj@hotmail.co.uk


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