Readings at REMS

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Come in from the chilly, grey November evening. Brighten it up with a sociable evening of Spoken Word at the lovely REMS village bar and restaurant. It’s fun, listening to diverse voices of work by published and unpublished writers, and seeing people get their public speaking feet wet. I shall be there tomorrow night, reading a couple of short extracts from my latest novel(la), ‘Stalkbook.’

Come and share your poetry or short piece of prose, or just to listen at this free event.

7.30-9.30 p.m.

Address: 29 Market St, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak SK23 0HP
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Write and Release Night – New Mills

Wednesday, 14th November:

Looking forward to Special Guest this evening – poet Hilary Walker- who will introduce her new book, ‘Saving Lives’. Founder and host Randall Horton says “Hilary’s poems are deep and affecting.”

Following its official launch on Halloween, I’ll also be giving a taster of my new novel(la) ‘Stalkbook‘ and be taking some copies along.

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Hosted  by Randall Horton, the aim is to enjoy and support poets and writers. Whether you want to read your own work or favourite pieces of others, you will be welcomed at this friendly, monthly event at Springbank Arts centre, New Mills. I always enjoy the diversity of the voices, whether moving, inspiring or comic.

Every 2nd Wednesday, 7.30-9.30 p.m. Donations welcome to cover costs. Tea and coffee available.

Food For Thought – Poetry Trail

Include food for your mind and spirit when you go shopping in this week. The is on display around the town until 30th September. A pleasant Sunday walk perhaps, with lots more to see as the wonderful New Mills Festival draws to a close?

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Following the very entertaining, successful Spoken Word Cabaret, (thanks to the organisers, great artists and gorgeous audience) poets who have poems displayed on the Poetry Trail (including Yours Truly) will gather to read their poems from the trail as well as some additional works.

FREE event

“Look forward to scintillating readings and electrifying performances from some of the best poets in the northwest of England and beyond.”

Find out more here

Many thanks to the New Mills business community who have supported this lovely project and  exciting community event.

Come To The Cabaret, My Friends

Spoken Word Cabaret – New Mills Festival 2018 – Friday, 14th September

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Excited to be part of the fabulous Festival Fringe launch night, brought to you by New Mills Festival and Write and Release Poetry. This is a not-to-be-missed night of brilliant spoken word performances featuring authors from High Peak, Greater Manchester, and beyond.

The Spoken Word Cabaret will feature a full range of spoken word performers ranging from the humorous to the poignant. Come hear a diverse group of poets, novelists, dramatists, and folklorists all set to make you laugh, cry, and contemplate the unfathomable.

Featuring:

  • Anjum Malik
  • Nyetheone Matt
  • Fat Roland
  • Pam Turton
  • Linda Goulden
  • Mark Henderson
  • Jane Hughes
  • Phil Poyser
  • Margaret Holbrook
  • Jan Brown
  • Kofi Gyamfi
  • Rob Steventon
  • Helen Darby
  • Randy Horton

Tickets £5 (includes free glass of wine) from Priscilla’s Hallmark, Market Street, SK22 4AA or online HERE

Get Writing Taster Session- Lymefield

This Friday, 24th August 2018, 7-8.30 p.m.

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Delighted to have been asked to run a Creative Writing taster session at one of my favourite places: Lymefield Arts and Craft Centre, Broadbottom, Hyde, Tameside. SK14 6AG

Informal, all welcome. Fun activities designed to appeal to and stimulate your personal muses, and encourage you to develop your writing in more engaging ways. Fee of £5 includes refreshments.

See more  on Facebook

Readings At REMS

As the year comes to a close, sadly this series of Spoken Word events in Chapel en le Frith is coming to an end on Wednesday, November 29th.

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It’s been a lot of fun, listening to diverse voices of work by published and unpublished writers, and seeing people get their public speaking feet wet. I shall be there tonight, reading my latest autumn poem, and another favourite (and what it has to do with the novel I’m working on.)

Come and share your poetry or short piece of prose, or just to listen. It’s a free event, hosted by author, Margaret Holbrook.

7.30-9.30 p.m.

Address: 29 Market St, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak SK23 0HP

National Poetry Day 2017 in Poynton

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Poynton Library is celebrating National Poetry Day with its second annual Poetry Trail, brainchild of author Margaret Holbrook. A range of diverse and captivating poems are displayed in the library and around the lovely shops and eateries of Poynton. I have two poems in the library.  I shall read them and a new poem inspired by this year’s theme of Freedom at the open mic event (see below). Everyone welcome to this free event to recite or listen.

 

National Poetry Day 2017 Open Mic

On Thursday 28 September at 7.00pm – hosted by author, Margaret Holbrook. Come along and read a poem of your own or a favourite by another poet. Free event; everyone welcome. Refreshments available. If you wish to read, please register on arrival.

Poynton Poetry Trail – 28th September to 2nd October

Still time to do the trail!  – it’s a treat (on Saturday library closes at 1pm.) Guides to the trail are available in the Civic Hall and the library. Car parking right on site.