Poetry and writing events from January to March 2014

(thanks to Lorna and Helen at Piccolina for collating most of this information)

WORKSHOP – UNDER THE ICE – EXPLORING THE COLD HEART OF WINTERSaturday 25 January , 10.30 – 4.30, near Liskeard

Description: The first of four themed one-day writing workshops with Jenny Alexander drawing creative inspiration from the seasons

Cost: £27.50 including light lunch and refreshments

For full details http://jenalexanderbooks.wordpress.com/workshops/

To book a place phone 07759 013034 or email mailto:author@jennyalexander.co.uk

 Wednesday 12th February 2014

Falmouth Poetry Group invites you to celebrate two new collections

The Lost Boys by Victoria Field (Waterloo Press)

& Suddenly Everything by Alyson Hallett (Poetry Salzburg)

7pm for 7.30 start of readings

The Daniel Room, The Poly, 24 Church St, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3EG

Drinks, music, open mic (limited, sign up at the door)

Free entrance

Phone:01326 319461

John Greening workshop

Monday, 17th February, all day, Indian King Poets

More details to be confirmed in the New Year.


Workshop led by Alyson Hallett

Saturday 22 March, 10-13.00, The Library, Garmoe Cottage, Trefrew Road, Camelford

Three hour workshop with Alyson Hallett; further details to be announced nearer the time.  We plan to work in the morning, enjoy a shared lunch, then go to Wadebridge for the reading below:

For more details contact Helen Wood on indianking@btconnect.com or 01840 212161

Poetry Reading with guest poet Alyson Hallet

Saturday 22 March 16.00, Relish, Foundry Court, Wadebridge

Indian King Poets invite you to join them at this comfortable coffee house for an afternoon of readings from Alyson’s new collection, ‘Suddenly Everything’, from Poetry Salzburg Press; to bring a poem of your own to read aloud and/or to listen to other members of the Indian King Poets and members of the public.

For more details contact Helen Wood on indianking@btconnect.com or 01840 212161

Donations (£2 minimum) welcomed towards guest reader’s expenses and the Food Bank.


4-6 April, Hannafore Point Hotel, Looe, Cornwall

A fun writing week-end with children’s author and experienced writing tutor, Jenny Alexander, in a friendly, family-run hotel on the beautiful South coast of Cornwall. All bedrooms have great sea views.

Cost: £280 all inclusive

For full details http://jenalexanderbooks.wordpress.com/workshops/

To book a place phone 07759 013034 or email mailto:author@jennyalexander.co.uk


8 April, Waterstone’s, Truro, evening

Penelope Shuttle and Caroline Carver will read from Zeeba Ansari’s collection Love’s Labours on the author’s behalf.  Further details to follow.


Cafe Frug: St Ives and Penzance

Evenings of poetry and music hosted by Bob Devereux; musicians & poets welcome to perform.  Takes place EVERY Thursday at the St Ives Arts Club, from 8 pm and now also in Penzance every Tuesday,6pm at Bacon on the Side, 10 Albert Street Penzance.

Contact Bob on 01736 753899 or visit the St Ives Arts Club website or Facebook page.

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 in Dolly’s Winebar, Church Street, Falmouth, at 7.00 pm.  Contact Sarah Valmai Jones on sarahvalmai@hotmail.com.

Tuesday Poets

An evening session of The Indian King Poets (for contacts see IKP above) held in Camelford from 19.00-21.00.  Monday mornings are now so busy we need more space and time for newcomers, and for those who cannot attend daytime sessions anyway.  Places available.

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.  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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