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

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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.

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It’s been a lot of fun, listening to diverse voices of work by published and unpublished writers, and seeing people get their public speaking feet wet.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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poultry and Poetry in Poynton

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

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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.

UBAgenes Stockport Spoken Word Eves

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Just enjoyed my second guest spot since these entertaining monthly events began in April this year. My first was as a poet; as it was Easter week I read my Christ’s Passion in Poetry and Perspective. Last week, as Guest Author I read from my latest novel, Blue Is The Object.

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.