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It’s been a lot of fun, listening to diverse voices of work by published and unpublished writers, and seeing people get their public speaking feet wet.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.
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, 21st July, 7.30 – 9 p.m. at The Craft Barn, Hadfield (near Hadfield Rail Station)
103a Station Road, SK13 1AR
Tickets at the door, £2.50 – redeemable against purchase of book or CD.
Free Drink (Wine/beer/soft/tea or coffee)
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.
Places are limited. Reserve tickets – ring/text 01457 867679 or 07958 208 462 or via message: