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.
Meet me and other Derbyshire writers in Chesterfield.
I’ll be there between 1 – 4pm in the Pavements Shopping Centre.
“Looking for something to read over the summer? Why not come along to our Pop-up Book Fair and browse a selection of books written by Derbyshire writers. The authors will be selling their books and chatting about their work. There will also be a library stall with information about activities and opportunities for readers and writers.”
“Another exciting Author Event to look forward to on Tuesday 19th July.Margaret Holbrook, Pamela Turton and Mark Henderson will be entertaining us with readings from their books. Come along and join us for this free event. Tea and biscuits will be served.”
Disley Library Off Buxton Old Road Disley Stockport Cheshire SK12 2BB (Location Map)
Merry Month of May Theme – Open Mic Event
Saturday 28th May, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Tomorrow, come and share readings, or just to listen, about the inspiring month of May. I’ll be reading a scene from my fourth novel (which I’m currently editing- bit of a slog – hoping to launch this summer!)
If you are starting out or are a seasoned performer, come along and read your own work, or those of other writers, in a very encouraging atmosphere. Bring something on the theme of May, or any work of your own choice. Ideas and suggestions around the month of May included: Merry Month of May, Maypole, May Day, May Flower, Whit Walks and Brass Bands. All welcome!
Writers Forum – Knutsford Library – Tuesday 10th November 7pm. Here is a chance to “Meet the Authors!”
Local writers Margaret Holbrook, Mark Henderson and Pamela Turton will be visiting Knutsford Library on Tuesday 10th November. Resident in Cheshire and the Peak District the three will be reading from their work and talking about their writing and publishing experiences.
Three local authors between them have something for everyone. Let Margaret Holbrook, Mark Henderson and Pamela Turton entertain you with stories and extracts from their range of traditional and contemporary writings.
Tuesday, 7.30 – 9 p.m. at Glossop Library, SK13 7DQ
Each of the authors will be talking and reading from their work, followed by a Q&A session, so get those questions ready! Mark is a natural storyteller and will read from his latest Folktales of the Peak District. Margaret has written several books of poems/stories; her latest is ‘Hobby Horses Will Dance’. Pamela has also written several novels, So, Sister, The Life Coach Less Travelled, and Selling Short.
Tickets £3 full price, £2 concession Call 01629 531199 to book a place