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It’s been a lot of fun, listening to diverse voices of work by published and unpublished writers, and seeing people get their public speaking feet wet.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