Archive: WPL September Update

I have archived the posts from WLF site for 2017-18 for prosperity and to complete this blog which was set up for my year as Worcestershire Poet Laureate.

Worcestershire Poet Laureate

Nina’s WPL Blog—September 2017

A Quick Update from Nina Lewis Worcestershire Poet Laureate.

Opportunities for You

Following a sell out Poetry Workshop a second date has been added. Places are still available.

Jinney Ring Poetry Workshop

20th September 6 – 8pm (meet in the Marquee from 5:30pm).

Poetry Workshop

Workshop based on Sculpture Trail at Jinney Ring Craft Centre, Hanbury.

£7.00 ticket includes Guided Tour, Poetry Workshop in the Marquee, Refreshments (including cake) and future opportunities to exhibit & read work.

To book your place please email

National Poetry Day

NPD3Send 1- 3 poems 20-25 lines on the theme of FREEDOM to

Send your poems in the body of an email with a three sentence bio.

I will be compiling a collection of NPD poems.

Hanbury Hall Poetry

Every year the Droitwich Arts Network fill the Long Gallery at Hanbury Hall with work from local artists. In past years Poets have been involved in writing projects run alongside the Gallery. This year I am gathering interested poets together on the first part of the project.

This involves going to look at the exhibition (free entry) any time from 11thOctober to the 29th October. Choosing a piece of Art and writing Ekphrastic poetry.

There will be opportunities to share your finished work.


To register your interest please email

Twin Town Project

This European project has been planned since June, I am now in the final stages meeting with committees and actioning plans. I am currently asking for poets to email to register their interest. A knowledge of language is not necessary. I am setting up projects with Twin Towns both from Germany and France.

There is also a Transatlantic project still in proposal/committee stages. The project with the USA has also been in the making for the past couple of months.

All good things take time.

If this excites you, let me know. I already have a number of poets involved. The first project will be based on partnerships with poets in Germany, so the more the merrier / je mehr, desto besser!



National Poetry Day

Voices of 1919

Autumn in Malvern Festival

mike alma voices

Elmslie House, 8 Avenue Road, Malvern, WR14 3AG

Tickets £8.00 available from Malvern Theatres, The Box Office, Malvern Theatres, Grange Road, Malvern WR14 3HB – telephone 01684 892 277

7pm for a 7.30pm start.

The Great War is over. In the Spring of 1919 the village of Oakby awaits the return of survivors. Each household has its own story. Through the words of 20 contemporary poets, we hear the voices of villagers struggling to recall their past, to understand the present and to imagine the future.



29th September 7.30pm, Elmslie House, 8 Avenue Road, Malvern WR14 3AG

I will be performing at Elmslie House myself the night after, 29th September as part of Credo. To reserve your seat for the evening recital please call Anna on 07789 470780 Tickets £10 on the door including a free interval drink.

To find out more visit

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