Friday, 16 November 2018


Delighted to be reading from Waymaking, an anthology of "prose, poetry and artwork by women who are inspired by wild places, adventure and landscape" published by Vertebrate Press, ed. Helen Mort, Heather Dawes, Claire Carter and Camilla Barnard
Kendal Mountain Literature Festival Sunday November 18th 2019
2.30pm-4.30pm - come and join us!

Walna Scar Road, Coniston Old Man Winter 2016

I'm also reading from This Place I Know Handstand Press, eds. Liz Nuttall, Kerry Darbishire and Kim Moore, at Kendal Mountain Literature Festival on Saturday November 17th 11.30am-1pm

You can find out more about my readings/workshops/courses, here: Newsletter

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Launch of 'Watch the Birdie' anthology, November 16th 7pm RSPB Leighton Moss

November 16th, 7pm: Come and join a whole host of poets, reading from this wonderful new anthology, Watch the Birdie ed. Rebecca Bilkau, Beautiful Dragons Press

Many birds are on the red, endangered, list and this anthology is, hopefully, going towards helping raise awareness of this. Besides which, it's a beautiful anthology, lovely cover and inside flocks of poets and poems, waiting to share their words and images with you.

RSPB Nature Reserve, Leighton Moss, Silverdale

Friday, 9 November 2018

Indigo Dreams poets evening at the Wordsworth Trust Grasmere November 21st 2018

November 21st reading at the Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere: 

Delighted to be reading alongside 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. Link to Passing Through Link to Distance, Sweet on My Tongue

Jerwood Centre
7.30 - 9.00pm
Cost: Free, booking through the Wordsworth Trust

We welcome Cumbrian based poets Geraldine Green and Kerry Darbishire, to take you on a journey of seasons, sounds and tastes from their new collections published this year by Indigo Dreams.  

In Passing Through, Green weaves together strands of autobiography, landscape and inward journeying – writing that interprets modern pastoral, elemental and contemporary in all its facets with sensuality and richness, poems that glimpse her part of this beautiful vulnerable planet.  

In Distance Sweet on my Tongue, Darbishire garners a past childhood heady with scent and colour, lost lives, rivers and mountains. She presents a meditative journey from Cumbria to Mallerstang Moors to Connemara and the shops of Milan, like striations caught in time, deftly unravelling them before your eyes.
Cost: Free 
Booking is through Wordsworth Trust

Geraldine Green with Roy dog, Limestone Outcrop Birkrigg

Kerry Darbishire with Honey, at home

Geraldine reading at the Write in Nature workshop, Cumbria Wildlife Trust's Nature Reserve at Eycott Hill

Keeping the flames of poetry alive! pic taken by Geraldine, Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston

Thursday, 1 November 2018

September 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 September 2018-October 2019:

"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:
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. 

Write on the Farm: Oct 20th and November 24th 2018

near Jane's farm, photo by Geraldine Green (copyright)

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.

looking west across the Irish Sea, September 29th 2018, photo by Geraldine Green (copyright)

*** 2019 write on the farm workshops to be confirmed ***

The April one will once again be a residential at Coastguard Cottage, South Walney Nature Reserve - date to be confirmed


photo by Jane Moss-Luffram, 2.11.2017

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

Terrace Cafe, Brantwood, photo by Jane Moss Luffram 2.11.2018

Friday, November 9th, 10.30am-12.30pm  workshop and talk for the Penrith Reading Group

November 16th: RSPB Leighton Moss Watch the Birdie! (Beautiful Dragons Press, ed. Rebecca Bilkau) launch of anthology raising awareness of birds on the Red List, 7pm - 9pm

November 17th:11.30-13.00  Kendal Mountain Film Festival: Reading my poem 'I used to know these things'  from This Place I Know (Handstand Press)

November 18th:14.30-16.00 Kendal Mountain Film Festival: Reading my prose poem 'Signs' from Waymaking (Vertebrate Press). More info here: Kendal Mountain Film Festival 2018

November 21st 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. 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-14th October 2019 ***

Looking ahead to 2019: 

In 2019 I'm delighted to be writer-in-residence at The Quaker Tapestry Kendal. I'm tutoring a series of workshops Theme: The Fabric of Kendal - I'll keep you posted about times, cost dates etc. as and when they're firmed up.

March 17th:  an afternoon poetry reading and open mic at Brantwood in the lovely Terrace Cafe overlooking Coniston Water and the Old Man. I'll be reading alongside guest poets Pippa Little, Kerry Darbishire, Kathleen Jones and you! (on the open mic) - booking is through Brantwood

July 2019 USA - thrilled to be once again 'on the road' and reading with poetry friends thanks to NY poet and colleague George Wallace.

July 27th 2019 Brewery Arts Kendal: 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

Booked for 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-14th October 2019 ***