Nine Arches Press and Apples & Snakes with Warwick Arts Centre present:
Wordsmiths & Co
Two winter Wordsmiths shows at Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, CV4 7AL
Join us for the UK’s first live poetry talk show, featuring a crossover of poets you know from the pages of books and from the festival stages. Jo Bell, your host for this celebration of all things spoken, brings together four poets and encourages them to share secrets, tell tales and share the magic of words and wonderment with the audience in this intimate performance space.
This is a rare opportunity to witness some of the finest established and up-and-coming wordsmiths sharing their stories, poems and opinions as they engage in a no-holds-barred conversation and performance right before your widened eyes!
This series of events is collaboration between Nine Arches Press and Apples and Snakes, with support from Warwick Arts Centre.
Wordsmiths & Co dates at Warwick Arts Centre for Winter 2013:
Thursday 14th November 7:45pm
With poets Tony Walsh aka Longfella poet, Luke Kennard, Helen Calcutt and Al Hutchins
Monday 2nd December at 7:45pm
With poets Salena Godden, Helen Mort, Claire Trévien and Ben Norris
Find out more about Wordsmiths and Co:
Wordsmiths & Co Films on You Tube
Wordsmiths & Co Podcasts on SoundCloud
Start time: 7:45pm Running Time: Approx. 90 mins
Find out more about Wordsmiths & Co here >
Nine Arches Press and Crystal Clear Creators present:
Bi-monthly open mic at The Western, 70 Western Road, Leicester LE3 0GA
NEXT EVENT: Monday 18th November 2013 at 7.30pm.
Guest Writers: Angela France, Nigel McLoughlin, Roy Marshall and Charles Bennett.
Angela France has had poems published in many of the leading journals, in the UK and abroad and has been anthologised a number of times. Publications include Occupation (Ragged Raven Press), Lessons in Mallemaroking and Hide (both Nine Arches Press). Angela is features editor of Iota and runs a monthly poetry cafe, ‘Buzzwords’.
Charles Bennett’s award-winning poetry has been published to wide acclaim. He has collaborated with musicians, photographers and artists, and seen his work translated into German and Spanish. He was the first Director of Ledbury Poetry Festival and is currently Associate Professor in Poetry at the University of Northampton where he leads the BA in Creative Writing.
Nigel McLoughlin is Professor of Creativity and Poetics at the University of Gloucestershire and Editor of Iota. He is a prizewinning Northern Irish poet, editor and teacher. In 2002 he was co-editor of a major anthology of new Irish writing, Breaking The Skin. He has published five collections of poetry, the latest of which is Chora: New & Selected Poems (Templar Poetry, 2009).
Roy Marshall’s pamphlet Gopagilla was published in 2012. His collection The Sun Bathers was published by Shoestring Press in October this year.
Open mic and poetry night - please sign up on the door for slots.
What the reviewers say about Leicester Shindig:
Matt Merritt at Polyolbion >
Alan Baker at Litterbug >
Gary Longden >
Organised by The Institute of Creative and Critical Writing and Writing West Midlands:
Maurice Riordan: The Water Stealer – with Angela France
November 28th, 2013. 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Waterstones, 128 New Street, Birmingham B2 4DB.
Cost: Free but please book.
Join The Institute of Creative and Critical Writing and Writing West Midlands for an evening of superb poetry at the Birmingham launch of Maurice Riordan’s new collection of poems, The Water Stealer, published by Faber and Faber. Maurice will be reading with Angela France, whose most recent collection, Hide, is published by Nine Arches Press.
Maurice Riordan was born in 1953 in Lisgoold, Co. Cork. His first collection, A Word from the Loki (1995) was nominated for the T. S. Eliot Prize. Floods (2000) was a Book of the Year in both the Sunday Times and Irish Times and The Holy Land (2007) won the Michael Hartnett Award. He lives in London and has taught at Imperial College and Goldsmiths College, and is currently Professor of Poetry at Sheffield Hallam University. Maurice Riordan is Editor of Poetry Review.
Angela France has had poems published in many of the leading journals, in the UK and abroad and has been anthologised a number of times. She has an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Gloucestershire and is studying for a PhD. Publications include Occupation (Ragged Raven Press) and Lessons in Mallemaroking and her latest collection of poems is Hide (both Nine Arches Press). Angela is features editor of Iota and runs a monthly poetry café, Buzzwords.
Wine and refreshments will be served.
Presented in partnership with the Institute of Creative & Critical Writing at Birmingham City University. The Institute of Creative and Critical Writing exists to cultivate the literary arts and the life of ideas, through its programme of public events and its support for the MA in Writing at Birmingham City University. www.bcu.ac.uk/iccw.
How to Book:
To book, contact the box office The Box on 0121 245 4455 or book online here.
Find out more about Writing West Midlands here.