Include food for your mind and spirit when you go shopping in New Mills this week. The Poetry Trail 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?
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.
“Look forward to scintillating readings and electrifying performances from some of the best poets in the northwest of England and beyond.”
Spoken Word Cabaret – New Mills Festival 2018 – Friday, 14th September
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.
Tickets £5 (includes free glass of wine) from Priscilla’s Hallmark, Market Street, SK22 4AA or online HERE
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It’s been a lot of fun, listening to diverse voices of work by published and unpublished writers, and seeing people get their public speaking feet wet.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.
Address: 29 Market St, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak SK23 0HP
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.
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.
“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)
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.
Each of the authors will be reading from their work, for about 20 minutes each (with drinkies break) 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 published poetry and novels. She’ll be giving you a taster of her 4th novel, due out this August too.