Sunday, 4 May 2014


2014: Dates for your Diary: Workshops/readings Geraldine Green and friends

13th - March 24th Creative Writing class Adult Education, Dallam Community School 9.30am-12pm
10th - Poetry reading and workshop with the Suffolk Poetry Group, contact Ian Griffiths
25th  - 7.30pm poetry reading and open mic: Brewery Arts Kendal m/c Ann Wilson
30th Grange Library 2.30pm-4pm - "Running before the Wind" Grey Hen Press Sea anthology

February 22nd ‘Write to Roam’ Jane’s Farm £30 incl refreshments, please bring own lunch, waterproof clothing and footwear 10.30am-4.30pm

March 3rd and 17th poetry class, Walney Schools, with Gill Jepson, Walney Community Centre, 
March 20th poetry reading Grange Library for World Wildlife Week, readings from Grey Hen Press anthologies and other poems 2.30pm-4pm
March 22nd 'Write to Roam' Jane’s Farm
March 23rd ‘Living Words’ Swarthmoor Hall - four workshops themed around seasons and elements 2-5pm - “A Wing and a Prayer”
April 1st - May 17th - "A Mine Called Florence" Exhibition of photos and poems by Michael Poulter and Geraldine Green, Florence Arts Centre Egremont
April 26th ‘Write to Roam’ Jane’s Farm 10.30am-4.30pm
April 26th Poetry reading at the Brewery Arts Kendal 7.30pm host Sarah L. Dixon ‘A Quiet Compere’ tour

May 1st Poems and Photos of A Mine Called Florence with Michael Poulter at Florence Arts Centre, Egremont Cumbria 2pm-4pm
May 12th and 19th Walney Schools with Gill Jepson 3pm-5pm
May 24th ‘Write to Roam’ Jane’s Farm
(Reading for the ‘Write to Roam’ group – venue, date and time to be confirmed)

8th-12th "Body Parts" Residential Poetry Course at Swarthmoor Hall with Penelope Shuttle and Geraldine Green. £300. Places limited, please book early! Contact Geraldine Green - fully booked
20th-22nd – "Summer Solstice Poetry Course" Residential Creative Writing Course Brantwood:  Geraldine Green and George Wallace. (non-residential option available). Pre-booking essential. Bookings through Brantwood:

25th Swarthmoor Hall: talk/reading with George Wallace and Geraldine Green

26th - George Wallace poetry workshop followed by poetry reading, m/c Scott Devon
28th – ‘Write to Roam’ Jane’s Farm with Geraldine Green and George Wallace
28th – George Wallace reading at Brewery Arts Kendal m/c Ann Wilson, plus open mic

29th Geraldine ‘Living Words’ 2-5pm Creative Writing Workshop Swarthmoor Hall, 2-5pm, Fire in the Tongue”

July: Poetry Reading Tour, New York, Itinerary:

Long Island:
Sat 12th 2-5pm Workshop Walt Whitman Birthplace Association

Mon 14th 7pm reading Oceanside Gazebo
Fri 18th 8pm Huntington Poetry Barn

New York City:
Sun 20th 4pm reading Parkside Lounge NYC

Upstate New York:
Mon 21st 8pm reading Harmony Café Woodstock
Tues 22-Thurs 24th reading at the Bright Hill Centre, Bertha Rogers, Treadwell
Saturday 26th reading at Albany

August 13th (date and time to be confirmed) Summer School all day creative writing workshop, Adult education, Dallam School, Milnrhorpe/Heversham

September 14th ‘Living Words’ 2-5pm Creative Writing Workshop Swarthmoor Hall, 2-5pm “Touch the Earth”

7th-9th Writing Retreat Brantwood, Geraldine Green and a guest writer Pippa Little

16th ‘Living Words’ 2-5pm Creative Writing Workshop Swarthmoor Hall, 2-5pm  “Healing Well

Geraldine’s latest collection ‘Salt Road’ was published September 2013 by Indigo Dreams Publishers, you can find details here:

and more about workshops and readings here:

photos: Madison Sq. Gardens NYC November 2012; Furness Abbey, Barrow in Furness June 2011
copyright: photos by Geoff  and Geraldine Green

Feedback from Suffolk Poetry Group from my previous workshop and reading:

Delighted to be invited back to lead a poetry workshop and give a reading for the Suffolk Poetry Group, January 10th 2014 - thank you Ian Griffiths !

What a fine group of poets Suffolk Poetry Society are! I'm really pleased my workshop went down well with them last Friday. It was so good to read with them in the evening, too. Here's some feedback I've received:

"I wanted to say how much I enjoyed the workshop - I found it inspiring and supportive, and you are so warm and such fun as well... thank you so much. I hope to work with you in the future."

"Thank you for a wonderful workshop... and thanks for saying you don’t mind me ‘borrowing’ some of your ideas. I particularly loved the foreign language activity. Genius!"

“About fifteen of us enjoyed a stimulating poetry workshop with Geraldine Green last Friday. The workshop took place at UCS, and was followed by a delicious meal, poetry reading by Geraldine and Open Mic session at Arlington's in Ipswich.

The day of poetry was organised by Ian Griffiths and The Suffolk Poetry Society. I, for one, came away with pages of draft poems and raw material on subjects as diverse as gooseberries and the Caryatids on the Erechtheion in Athens!

Geraldine's relaxed approach gave us the confidence to experiment, and we enjoyed sharing our efforts - and making new friends in the process. I never cease to be amazed (and impressed!) by the care and neat hand writing employed by some poets in their initial phase of drafting.” – Caroline Gill

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