Friday, 6 October 2017

POETRY AUTUMN: workshops, readings, residential and a festival

Geraldine, 30.8.2017
Autumn News:
Indigo Dreams writer Geraldine Green has a busy autumn schedule! As well as teaching a 10 x week creative writing course for Dallam Adult Ed.  Heversham, Geraldine is also leading a poetry workshop for Bank Street Writers Bolton on September 6th.  With thanks to Rod Riesco for inviting me along and for inviting me to run another workshop for them in 2018! Lovely group, talented and welcoming.

Autumn Dates for Write on the Farm workshops: September 16th, October 21st and November 25th
In October she's co-tutoring once again with the highly respected and talented poet Graham Mort at  Brantwood  2nd-5th October:
November sees Geraldine, former Brantwood poet-in-residence, hosting and reading at Brantwood on Thursday 2nd alongside invited guests IDP poet Kerry Darbishire, plus Graham Mort and Kim Moore. There’s an Open Mic and supper.
Booking through Brantwood
Geraldine is also taking part in Dalton LitFest  the new Literary Festival Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria where she’ll be reading  from hew new collection Passing Through with Seren poet Kim Moore at the launch on Friday 3rd November and co-hosting an Open Mic with Kim on Saturday 4th.
Says Geraldine “I’m very excited to be part of this new festival when I’ll be reading from my new collection Passing Through, to be published by Indigo Dreams in 2018 – thanks Ronnie and Dawn, it’s such a treat to be working with you both again!” IDP poet Kerry Darbishire will also be taking part in the festival.
Visit Geraldine’s blog Salt Road for info on workshops, courses and readings:
Poems from Geraldine’s new collection Passing Through have appeared in various anthologies, including Curlew Calling, The Raspberry and the Rowan, The Bees Knees, My Dear Watson and Stone Renga (Tale Feathers Press, Santa Fe New Mexico)
Here’s what Penelope Shuttle has to say about Geraldine’s new collection:
 “In her ‘love letter to Cumbria’, Geraldine Green weaves together strands of auto-biography, living depictions both of landscape and of inward journeying, moments of revelation always grounded in the actual and the observed, and brings all these qualities together in one sweeping compass to create a volume rich in sensory and meditative experience.  We hear the shining voices of earth, air, fire and water.  This is writing that re-interprets modern pastoral, elemental and contemporary in all its facets.  Using language that is nuanced and open enables this poet to catch, as if on the wing, glimpse after heart-glad glimpse of her part of this beautiful vulnerable planet.” 
- Penelope Shuttle

Write on the Farm October 2016, photo by Geraldine Green (copyright)

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