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POETRY SWINDON EVENTS 2018

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Richard Jefferies Museum

Marlborough Road (corner of Day House Lane)

Coate Water

Swindon

SN3 6AA

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Poetry Swindon meets regulary at the Richard Jefferies Museum, at least monthly, for a writing session plus an open mic. We also offer a weekly day-time writing session with poet Bethan Rees for well-being and creativity. Our Battered Moons Poetry Competition is now open.

We also welcome you to become a member and help us continue the work we do in the community as well as for local poets, bringing great poetry to Swindon. You also recieve 15% off events and be in our annual anthology published at Christmas. TO BECOME A MEMBER, CLICK ON THE TICKET LINK.

ENTER BATTERED MOONS POETRY COMPETITION HERE

See the listing below and click on the links to make a booking:

REGULAR EVENTS 2018:

WRITE POETRY

Be inspired by a selection of poems and discussion to create new work. The sessions are suitable for all levels of writers. A fun and relaxed evening of surprise, discovery and experiment!

Monday 5th February, 19th March, 23rd April, 21st May and 18th June - 6pm start

This event is £5 and followed by an Open Mic which is free to attendees of Write Poetry.

BOOK WRITE POETRY HERE


POETRY IN THE SITTING ROOM (OPEN MIC)

a regular Poetry Night in the Sitting Room of the Richard Jefferies Museum. Bring a favourite poem, or a poem or two you have written to share with a friendly audience:

Monday 5th February, 19th March, 23rd April, 21st May and 18th June - 7:30 pm start

CAFE AVAILABLE: TICKETS ON THE DOOR £3 (Pay at the cafe please)

BOOK OPEN MIC HERE


WRITE AWAY with Bethan Rees

A writing group for any level of writer, from complete beginner to published pro, that will focus on simple, short writing exercises to encourage and maintain a positive wellbeing (the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.)

Materials: Pens, paper and anything for writing exercises provided.

Email for more information/questions: bethan891@outlook.com

Monday Mornings from 10am - 12pm (Term Time)

Starting February 12th.

FREE but book HERE


WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS 2018 (as the year progresses, we add more events)

MARCH 18th - WORKSHOP WITH MARTYN CRUCIFIX - Ekphrasis: the use of visual art objects to stimulate poems. Poet, blogger and tutor, Martyn Crucefix, will introduce ways to do this – starting at Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, then lunch at the Richard Jefferies Museum followed by more writing!

FOR FULL DETAILS & BOOKING CLICK HERE


APRIL 21st - WORKSHOP WITH BOB WALTON - Dates have significance, resonance. A birthday, an achievement, separation, loss. A historic occasion, a religious or cultural event. Where were you when …? In this workshop, we will cut some dates open, examine them inside and out, look at them from different perspectives perhaps, and find voices for the people and the experiences involved in the stories behind those numbers.

FOR FULL DETAILS & BOOKING CLICK HERE


JUNE 24th - POETRY SWINDON'S GARDEN PARTY - All are welcome to join Poetry Swindon for poetry in the beautiful gardens of the Richard Jefferies Museum. There will be music, a guest poet and open mic.

Cream Teas and other refreshments available to buy in the cafe.

FREE to all. Book HERE for an open mic place.


OCTOBER 4th to 8th - POETRY SWINDON FESTIVAL - For 2018 we have an exciting line-up of poetry and community activity to bring us all together and leave us feeling inspired, happy and ready to read, write and listen to more! Our resident poets this year will be Clare Shaw and Nicholas McLachlan with Jacob Sam La Rose as judge and performer for Battered Moons during the festival. We have, Deborah Alma, The Emergency Poet booked for all-day on Thursday 4th October, so make sure you get a dose of brilliant poetry to last all five wonderful days. Carrie Etter will be back with exciting editors to discuss your publishing dreams with: Tony Frazer of Shearsman and Laurie Smith, one of Magma Poetry's founders. There will be discos, Late Night Toast and fireside gatherings.

FOR FULL DETAILS PLEASE BOOK HERE


DECEMBER 8th - CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION (TBA)


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Richard Jefferies Museum

Marlborough Road (corner of Day House Lane)

Coate Water

Swindon

SN3 6AA

United Kingdom

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