Monday, 9 July 2018

July 2018 - October 2019 Newsletter




*** Delighted to announce that my new collection Passing Through was published on 4th June  2018 by Indigo Dreams Pubs. ***

Workshops and Readings July 2018-July 2019:

Wednesday, September 5th:  Bank Street Writers Bolton: half day workshop - great to be invited back to run another workshop with this group of friendly, talented writers!



"I Sing the Body Electric!" - Walt Whitman (image, copyright walt whitman image)

Saturday, September 15th: Write around the Body, full day workshop with Geraldine Green at The Friends' Meeting House, Scarborough, 10am-4pm
Cost: £10 for Lapidus Members, £25 others (£15 concessions) - early booking is advisable as places are limited. 
Please bring vegetarian/vegan food for shared lunch. Tea/coffee provided.
If you would like to attend, or require further details, please email
Sue Spencer: suespencer@scottman.plus.com
Details of the Friend's' Meeting House Scarborough can be found here




Saturday September 29th-Sunday 30th, 10.30am-4.30pm -  “Write on the Shore” at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s South Walney Nature Reserve, another fantastic day out at this wonderful nature reserve.
£35 if you come for Saturday only, incl. refreshments. Please bring your own lunch and windproof/waterproof clothing and footwear. Notebook, pen, camera and binocs, too!
Residential cost in No. 2 Coastguard Cottages is: £25 single room; £30 sharing a twin bedded room, plus £35 for Saturday's workshop.  Breakfast, lunch and evening meals will be a 'Jacob's Join' (apart from own lunch on Saturday)
There are three single rooms and one twin bedded. You may also park your camper van at the Reserve's car park, or pitch a tent in the large cottage garden - booking essential, places limited. 






November reading at the Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere: delighted to be reading along with Indigo Dreams poet Kerry Darbishire as part of our IDP Northern Tour, we'll be reading from our new collections Passing Through and Distance, Sweet on My Tongue.
Date and time to be confirmed - watch this space! but it'll probably be 21st November.
Link to Passing Through

Brantwood 2019, dates now confirmed




*** Dates for Midsummer Poetry: June 24th-26th 2019 and the October Writing Retreat: Friday-Sunday, 11th-13th October 2019 ***





Write on the Farm:
October 20th: Write on the Farm Creative Writing workshop, 10.30am-4.30pm £35 incl. refreshments - this workshop, and the November 24th one, will be held on Jane's upland farm near Kirkby Lonsdale.
November 24th: Write on the Farm - info as above.







November 1st: Poetry Evening, Open Mic and Supper, Brantwood Coniston Cumbria. Be there at 6.30pm for supper at 6.45pm followed by poetry reading. I'm delighted to be hosting this event and also reading with fine poets Graham Mort, Helen Mort and Kerry Darbishire. 
Early booking is essential!  To book a place on the open mic please email me, copying in Brantwood. 
If you'd like to book supper, and enjoy the ambience as part of the audience, then Booking is through Brantwood

Looking ahead to 2019! 

Delighted to be writer-in-residence at The Quaker Tapestry Kendal! I'm tutoring a series of workshops: March, June, September and November. Theme: 'Journeys of All Kinds' - I'll keep you posted about times, cost dates etc. as and when they're firmed up.

I'm planning a a poetry reading and open mic at Brantwood during in April - date tbc - it'll be an afternoon reading in the lovely Terrace Cafe overlooking Coniston Water and the Old Man. I'll be reading alongside guest poets Pippa Little, Kerry Darbishire, one more (to be firmed up) and you! (on the open mic)

July 27th 2019: sees me reading as guest poet along with Kerry Darbishire as part of our Indigo Dreams Northern Tour, at Verbalise! Brewery Arts Kendal, plus open mic, host the vibrant and lovely Ann Grant!

Write on the Farm workshops: dates to be confirmed, but will be in: February, April, May, October and November

Delighted to be booked in for next October Borderlines Festival 4th-6th October, reading with IDP poet Kerry Darbishire from our new collections Passing Through and Distance, Sweet on My Tongue

... and don't forget, Brantwood 2019 residential courses, dates  now confirmed!

*** Dates for Midsummer Poetry: June 24th-26th 2019 and the October Writing Retreat: 11th-13th October 2019 ***








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