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Enfield 6th September 2014

Enfield Poets Present:

‘An Evening with Rockingham Press Featuring: David Perman, John Forth, and John Godfrey.  + Open Mic
The Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town, Saturday September 6,   7.30pm

 

Welcome to the new season of Enfield Poets at the Dugdale Theatre. In the afternoon, Alan Murray will be hosting a workshop called ‘The Secret Life of Metaphor’. This will be the first in a series of high-quality, but affordable workshops under the banner of Enfield Poets at the Dugdale. For details of this and future workshops, see the ‘Workshops’ page of our website (www.enfieldpoets.com).

Galway 12th September 2014

The September Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering presents readings by Galway based poet and writer Vinny Finn, visiting Australian poet Teresa Bell, Northern Irish poets Deirdre Cartmill & Maria McManus and the AWAY WITH WORDS writers.  The event will take place at Galway Arts Centre’s NUNS’ ISLAND THEATRE, Nuns’ Island, Galway on Friday, September 12th, 8pm. All are welcome. There is no cover charge.

London 12th September 2014

On Friday 12 September 7pm, the Institut français in London is organising a unique (and free!) evening of poetry readings and discussions featuring Jacques Réda, one of France’s greatest living poets, recipient of the Prix Goncourt de la Poésie. Joining Réda in this intimate event, Helen Mort, Tamar Yoseloff and Justin Hopper recently saw their poems published in the Mount London collection (Penned in the Margins). The event, chaired by Sasha Dugdale, will pay tribute to the continued resonance of urban poetry in London and Paris.

http://bit.ly/JacquesReda

Hebden Bridge 25th September 2014

Meet the Authors:  Char March, Keith Hutson and Mandy Sutter Thursday 25th September

Hebden Bridge Library, Cheetham Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EP - 7.30pm

FREE- reserve  your place in advance on 01422 288040 or email

Hebden_Bridge. Library@calderdale.gov.uk

Chester 6th October 2014
1st December 2014

Zest!  open floor poetry nights

Zest! open floor poetry nights take place at Alexanders Jazz Theatre Bar, Rufus Court, off Northgate, Chester CH1 2JG.  Zest! nights take place on just four Mondays in the year and start at 8:00pm.

Bring your own, or a favourite, poem to read or just come along to enjoy listening

Zest! 2014

6th October 2014: Guest poet: Brian Johnstone, well known Scottish poet.

1st December 2014: Christmas Zest!

For all enquiries about Zest! email zestatchester@gmail.com

London 18th October 2014

Poetry in Palmers Green Reading 18th October 2014: R�is�n Tierney, Stephen Watts, Myra Schneider, Adele Ward and Alan Murray. Music from The Helios Consort. St John's Church Hall, 1 Bourne Hill/corner Green Lanes, London N13 4DA. 6.45pm for 7.15pm start. �5(�3.50 conc.). Books for sale. Refreshments. Book in early for open mic.

Contact Myra 020 8886 1329 myraschneider@gmail.com or Katherine Twitter@Katherinexyz23

Sheffield 29th November 2014

Apples and Snakes and Word Life Present

PICTURE THE POET - LIVE EVENT

Featuring John Agard and Buddy Wakefield,   29 November, 7pm

Graves gallery, Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 2LH

http://bit.ly/1q0zLTU

To mark the closing of the Picture The Poet exhibition in Sheffield, two internationally-acclaimed writers and performers read their poetry.

John Agard is an Afro-Guyanese poet and playwright now living in Britain. He has published numerous collections and won various awards, most recently the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2012.

Buddy Wakefield is an American slam poet. One of the most successful performance poets anywhere in the world, he has two Individual World Poetry Slam Championship wins under his belt.

Also featuring local poets Gav Roberts, Stan Skinny and a performance by young people  inspired by the Picture The Poet exhibition.