Monthly Archives: April 2012

Poems Not Numerous Enough For NAPOWRIMO

This is Not a Love Poem Sometimes love resists fate; The new boy on the adjacent aisle, Sits on a distant far off isle, Too far to swim. Joint studies converge eager minds, Poring over school essays, May not help … Continue reading

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May 2012 – What’s On, Midlands Spoken Word

Festivals 30th April -6th May Chipping Campden Festival :http://www.campdenlitfest.co.uk/contentok.php?id=88 Fri 4th-7th May Shrewsbury Bookfest:http://www.shrewsburybookfest.co.uk/#/whats-on/4559069123 Mon 7th-19th May Swindon Festival of Literature:http://www.swindonfestivalofliterature.co.uk/ Fri 11th -20th May Derbyshire Literary Festival http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/arts_entertainment/literature_development/literature_festival/ Sat 19th May-27th Nailsworth Festival:http://www.nailsworthfestival.org.uk/ ——————————————————————————————————————————— Tues 1st Night Blue Fruit, … Continue reading

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Hamlet , The Lamp Tavern, Digbeth, Birmingham

I am fond of seeing Shakespeare performed in public houses as it recreates the milieu in which the plays would originally have been performed. The Lamp Tavern itself is an old, characterful , intimate, backstreet place, in which you bump … Continue reading

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Bilston Voices, Metro Cafe, Bilston

Fading spring light still clung to the evening hour through the haze of light drizzle as April’s instalment of Bilston Voices commenced . The usual, strong , crowd assembled early for coffee and cake before sampling the main course of … Continue reading

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Sounds & Sweet Airs , Bookmark Library Theatre, Bloxwich

Poetry readings abound in the Midlands at the moment. Men and women are seen entering a rich variety of bars, pubs, meeting rooms and libraries clutching notepads and books. Tonight they converged on Bloxwich, an ideal venue with sound system … Continue reading

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Spoken Worlds, Old Cottage Tavern, Burton upon Trent

Organised by host Gary Carr, this monthly spoken word event continues to provide a solid platform for experienced, and less experienced ,writers alike to trial their work in a supportive atmosphere. Trusty troubadours arrive from as far away as Buxton, … Continue reading

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Writers Retreat Showcase, Erdington Library, Birmingham

Erdington Library has been hosting a week long series of poetry workshops curated by Jan Watts, Birmingham Poet Laureate. This night was a showcase for those who had worked for four days to develop, and hone, their poetic skills. Reprising … Continue reading

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