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.


It’s been a lot of fun, listening to diverse voices of work by published and unpublished writers, and seeing people get their public speaking feet wet.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


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.








Poultry and Poetry in Poynton

11th September Poynton OpenMic –  Guest Poet is Helen Kay (Poultry Lovers Guide to Poetry)


I don’t have any hen poems, although I do have one called ‘Game Bird in Autumn’ which I shall read, and my latest, on this National Poetry Month theme of Freedom.

Hosted by local writer, Margaret Holbrook, the events take place on the second Monday of every month at the charming UBAgenes in Poynton – the food and drink is as fresh and classy as the decor, by the way. Apart from the guest writers, everyone is invited to read from their own work or favourite authors and poets, or sit back and be entertained by the others. 7.30 p.m – 9.30 pm.

Meet the Authors in May


will read from their work and tell traditional stories

at REMS Bar and Restaurant

Market Street, Chapel en le Frith

on Wednesday 10th May 2017, 7.30-9.30 p.m.

 Hosted by Chapel Arts

Admission £1.00


Let Margaret Holbrook, Mark Henderson and Pam Turton entertain you in a friendly setting, with stories, poems and readings from their novels.

Copies of their books will be available for purchase, and questions and discussion will be welcome!


Contact Mark:; 07397 164 551

Live Music and a Bit of Lit at The Globe

Disley Library Presents..


“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
SK12 2BB (Location Map)

Phone: 01625 374717