EVENTS

For a full list of events visit https://awritersfountain.wordpress.com/events/

2018

MAY

Submissions Open for: 

Contour the final WPL Poetry Magazine Edition Issue 4

Celebration/End of an Era

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Science and Maths Poetry 

for the final WPL Anthology Collection 

Stephen Hawking collection

Poetry Exhibition at The Jinney Ring, Hanbury 

All month 

See the workshop poetry from the Sculpture Trail Workshop (2017)

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7th May Poetry Reading Hanbury Church 

 

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10th May 

6 – 8 PM Reading and Discussion

 

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19th May 

Poetry Judge for the Open Mic Competition 

Book Launch for How to Grow Matches with Sarah Leavesley in support of St. Paul’s Hostel. 

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Living Library Poet at Blessed Edwards 

21st May 

 

Headlining Poetry Bites, Kitchen Garden Cafe Kings Heath 

May 22nd 7 PM

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JUNE

WLF WORCESTER LITFEST 2017

Poet Laureate Final and Festival Launch – Racecourse, Worcester 9th 

Night at The Museum III, WLF Poet Laureates Performing, 10th

30-40-60, The Hive, WLF 11th Collaborative Poetry Show devised with Kathy Gee & Claire Walker

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42 WLF Special The Anti-Poet, Worcester 14th

SpeakEasy Festival Special with Pete the Temp, Worcester 15th

 

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Licensed to Rhyme, Guest Slot Bromsgrove, 12th

 

WORLD REFUGEE DAY 

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Stock Photo  © David Snyder

Submit 1-3 poems to raise awareness of the refugee crisis

Deadline: 9 P.M (GMT) Tuesday 20th June

Details  here https://awritersfountain.wordpress.com/2017/06/18/world-refugee-day-june-20th-submit-poems/

 

WLF

LitFest Midsummer Words on Water Walk!

Details here

 

SALT KING 200 

Sunday 25th June 12 – 5 p.m

Poetry Picnic & Performance 1 – 3 p.m FREE

Corbett picnic

Poster Design © Rosie Philpott

For more information

https://worcestershirepoetlaureateninalewis.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/first-blog-post/

 

Evesham-Festival-of-Words-LogoJoin us for a Poetry Walk as part of Evesham Festival of Words 2017, Sunday 2nd July 10:30 -12

Contact Polly Stretton pollystretton@gmail.com for a chance to read your poems.

More information here

Worcestershire Poet Laureate – first Radio Slot as WPL 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/

Tune in to Tammy Gooding’s show tomorrow from 1 PM.

 

JULY

Guest Spot 

Licensed to Rhyme – Suz Winspear headlining, Artrix Bromsgrove 7:30 PM 3rd July.

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We want your poetry and artwork about Worcestershire for a special PLACE issue of Contour – the Poet Laureate E-Zine.

You have just over a month to get scribbling. Deadline 31st August. 

Check out our submission guidelines here https://worcestershirepoetlaureateninalewis.wordpress.com/submissions/

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AUGUST

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12th August

Performing in the Lit Tent with the current Birmingham Poet Laureate Matt Windle and former Worcestershire Poet Laureates Maggie Doyle, Suz Winspear and former Young Poet Laureate Chloe Clarke.

Later in the day we have a Special SpeakEasy event with all the Laureates plus Charley Barnes. Polly Stretton and Rick Sanders.

TAKING BOOKINGS  

Jinney Ring/Sculpture Trail Poetry Workshop

18th September.

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Traditionally the Poet Laureate has been responsible for organising an event to celebrate National Poetry Day, this year I will be given a different significant date because Mike Alma, a successful local writer and poet is showcasing a very important event. 

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Voices of 1919 sees a collective of twenty poets anthologised answering the call of Mike’s vision, the private battles of a village. This anthology will be read by actors. 

Find out more here Voices 1919 come and support this event for National Poetry Day.

 

SEPTEMBER

Evesham Festival of Words 

Second Friday Stories 

8th September 11 AM 

With Tom Bryson 

Evesham Library © Evesham Library

 

SALT FESTIVAL 

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Open Mic Poetry Event at Canal Side Studios/ Meetbox

St.Andrew’s Square, Droitwich

Saturday 9th

2-3 PM

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For more information and/or to book an open mic slot please contact worcspl@gmail.com

 

Permission to Speak 

The return of Stourbridge’s only Spoken Word Night. 

Headline 13th September

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SpeakEasy

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Poetry Workshop

Sculpture Trail – Jinney Ring

18th September 10.30- 12.30 PM SOLD OUT

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New date added: 20th September 6 – 8 PM

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£7.00

Ticket includes tour & refreshments

 

Room 204 

Performance Event

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Saturday 23rd 1 – 4 PM 

106-110 Edmund Street, B3 2ES Birmingham, United Kingdom

 

 

Birmingham Literature Festival 

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Literary Allsorts 

Waterstones Birmingham, 24-26 High Street, B4 7SL 

Wednesday 27th 6:30 – 7:45 PM 

 

National Poetry Day 

Voices of 1919

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September 28th 7:30 PM Elmslie House, Malvern, WR14 3AG

Tickets £8.00 Malvern Theatre Box Office

 

Creative Synergy – Credo by Liz Johnson

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Artwork by Dora Williams

Friday 29th September 7:30 PM Elmslie House, Malvern

£10 including interval drink 

CREDO PROMO

Free Verse Poetry Book Fair 

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London, Conway Hall

V. Press Reading  

3 PM Garden Cafe

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Stephen Daniels & Nina Lewis
V. Press poets celebrate connection and disconnection, with Stephen Daniels reading from Tell Mistakes I Love Them, and Worcestershire poet laureate Nina Lewis from Fragile Houses.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30, FREE VERSE, LONDON 

This year’s Poetry Book Fair takes place on Saturday, September 30 at Conway Hall in London and I will again be taking V. Press.

As well as a stand, this year we also have a V. Press reading by Stephen Daniels and Nina Lewis at 3pm at the GARDEN CAFE in RED LION SQUARE.

“Unbroken : V. Press poets celebrate connection/disconnection. Stephen Daniels reads from ‘Tell Mistakes I Love Them’, exposing social nerves and poking at the wounds with very vulnerable and very poignant poems.

Worcestershire poet laureate Nina Lewis offers a very authentic and very fervent glimpse of ‘Fragile Houses’ – tender and sharp snapshots of people, places and memories carried through life.”

The fair itself is free to enter and is open to the public from 11am – 6pm, with an Evening Do from 7pm onwards, at Conway Hall (25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL).

Copyright Sarah Leavesley http://vpresspoetry.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/review-news-free-verse-2017.html

 

OCTOBER

 

Thursday 5th October

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Poetry Festival V Formation with Stephen Daniels, Gram Joel Davies & Nina Lewis

17:30 to 18:30 V FORMATION – POETS of V. PRESS RJ Museum Tent-Palace
A celebration of three new and exciting voices in British poetry: Stephen Daniels, Gram Joel Davies and Nina Lewis.
Stephen Daniels is the editor of Amaryllis Poetry and Strange Poetry websites. His debut pamphlet Tell Mistakes I Love Them was published in 2017 by V. Press. Gram Joel Davies lives in Devon and his pamphlet, Bolt Down This Earth was V. Press’ Forward Prize nominee for 2017. Nina Lewis is Worcestershire Poet Laureate and her debut pamphlet Fragile Houses was published by V. Press in 2016.
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Monday 9th October

L2R

 

Tuesday 10th

World Mental Health Day in Poetry

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WMHD in Poetry

Wednesday 11th – Sunday 29th October

Hanbury Hall Poetry Project

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Saturday October 14th

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Mental Health Poetry

 

Wednesday 25th October

42 Drummonds

Halloween

MORE HALLOWEEN EVENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

 

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th INKSPILL 2017

FREE Online Writing Retreat

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NOVEMBER

 

Guest Speaker Poetry Talk

Worcester University Creative Writing Society

6th November

Worcester University

 

 

Guest Speaker

Worcestershire Poet Laureate

U3A Worcester Group

9th November

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Commissioned Project and Performance

Peter Sutton

11th November

 

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https://worcestershirepoetlaureateninalewis.wordpress.com/2017/11/12/elgar-poetry-event/

 

Remembrance Anthology

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https://worcestershirepoetlaureateninalewis.wordpress.com/2017/11/12/remembrance-anthology/

12th November Remembrance Sunday

 

 

Hanbury Hall Poets

Art & Poetry Evening

14th November

Parks Cafe Hanbury Poems

 

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DECEMBER 

Recruiting UK/USA poets for A Tale of Two Cities Transatlantic Project. International.

A Tale of Two Cities

 

Editorial work and Interviews for Contour Love Issue 2 (Due out February)

Contour Issue 2 Preview

 

Interviewed on Brum Radio Poets with Tarik Ross-Cameron by Rick Sanders – the programme aired 31.12.17 at 11 AM.

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Tune in and listen to it here https://www.mixcloud.com/…/brum-radio-poets-december-31122…/


2018

JANUARY

Main project work:

A Tale of Two Cities

Coordinating poetry partners & content for #Call poems.

A Tale of Two Cities

 

Compiling a list of your Favourite Poems 

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Contour Issue 2 – The Love One

Editorial

Contour Issue 2 Preview You have until 1st February 6 PM to submit to this issue.

Submission Guidelines

Meetings to discuss community workshops, school workshops & two exhibitions from 2017 projects in Hanbury.

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The Awkward People by Suz Winspear – Book Launch

Sunday 14th

4-6 PM Drummonds, Worcester

Guest Poets

Current Worcestershire Poet Laureate – Nina Lewis
YA author and poet – Kevin Brooke
and widely published poet – Holly Magill

 

WoLF – Wolverhampton Original Literature Festival 

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WoLF Collective: Nina Lewis, Rosina Trotman, Maurice Malcolm, Sophie Sparham & Laura Liptrot Poetry Performance

Art Gallery, Saturday 27th 3:30 PM 

 

FEBRUARY 

Editing and compiling Contour Poetry Magazine –

Issue 2 – Love

 

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A Tale of Two Cities Response Poems with the 47 poets involved. 

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Planning World Poetry Day – March 

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Preparation for School and Community Workshops.

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MARCH

Arts & Words Workshop 1st March

Community Workshop for adults at The Basement Project, Bromsgrove.

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Organised European Poetry Exchange with Voiron, France.

This project will start in April and involves 6 local poets in each country.

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Proof Copy stages with A Tale of Two Cities Digital Project – 7th March

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International Women’s Day 8th March 

A collective of poets talking about their inspiration and influences, recommending poems to read and a special collection for IWD from former Poet Laureates: Maggie Doyle, Heather Wastie, Suz Winspear and myself.

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School Workshops with Year 8 – 15th March

Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College, Worcester on the theme of Monsters.

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BBC Hereford & Worcester Poet Laureate Radio slot with Tammy Gooding.

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Inter-School Gifted & Talented Workshop with KS2/3 – 19th March

Bromsgrove School – Theme of Nature/Spring

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World Poetry Day

Poet Laureate Main Event

Cafe Bliss, 21st March

 

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Earth Hour

24th March

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The Suffragettes Anthology 

Coming in April, poems from the Workshop at The Hive on 10th February.

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2018

APRIL 

 

European TWIN TOWN Poetry Exchange

with Droitwich Spa & Voiron, France.

This project starts this month and involves 6 local poets in each country.

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COMING SOON – A Tale of Two Cities Digital Magazine

A Tale of Two Cities

BBC Hereford & Worcester Poet Laureate Radio slot with Tammy Gooding.

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The Suffragettes Anthology Live 

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Suffragettes Poetry

Poetry Exhibition – Jinney Ring, Hanbury 

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Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Schools Poetry Project.

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Community Workshop for Juniors at The Basement Project, Bromsgrove.

(unfortunately cancelled)

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Community Workshop for Juniors at The Basement Project, Bromsgrove.

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Cheltenham Poetry Festival 

Fragile Houses 26th April 

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Bohemian Voices 27th April 

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Diverse Verse 3 Charity Anthology

Book Launch 

Southcart Books, Walsall 28th April 

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For a full list of events visit https://awritersfountain.wordpress.com/events/

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