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 The Poetry Point Presents... - Penzance Lit Fest
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Performance event

 
  Venue:
The Acorn Theatre
   
Parade St, Penzance
    TR18 4BU
     
 
Date:
Thursday 6th July
     
 
Time:
6.30pm
     
 
Price:
£4
 
 
  Details:

The Poetry Point presents Five young poets

MCMC spoken
Poetry, rap and spoken word artist, MCMC spoken uses her diverse skills to communicate views and visions of the world both as she sees it and through the eyes of others. Her line up this year is the best yet including Glastonbury and Port Elliot! ‘Catch her if you can.”
looking for a local publisher, if you are one or know of any then come along

Anna Cathenka
Anna Cathenka is a Cornwall-based poet interested in conceptual and experimental poetry. Her first pamphlet, Dead Man Walking, which uses the body of David Bowie to explore grief, celebrity and the death of analogue culture, will be published by New Fire Tree Press in the autumn. She also produces podcasts, runs workshops and writes/performs as part of the Sunbeats collective.

Gee Middleton
Gee Middleton is a tender twenty-something living in Cornwall. Interested in how she relates to the world around her, she considers in her work what it means to be human. With an affinity for stars, self-love, and kindness, poetry is her love letter to humanity and her way of exploring her place in the universe.

Megan Lee Yendell
"While just finishing English and Journalism, I rediscovered poetic hedonism. Life is filled with complexity but words helps us make sense of the punctuated perplexity."

Alexandra Aerlinn
Alexandra Aerlinn is based in Cornwall and has been performing for 9 years. Her songs are primarily inspired by the lands and waters of the places she feels a spiritual connection with, sense of place and heritage. They are based upon contemplative immersion in nature, sacred spaces and dream excursions.

Hosted by Mac Dunlop from The Poetry Point

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
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Website:
www.thepoetrypoint.wordpress.com
     
 
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 MIX Conference 2017 - Bath
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Conference

 
  Venue:
Bath Spa University - Newton Park Campus
   
Newton St Loe,  Bath
    BA2 9BN
     
 
Date:
Monday 10th July - Wednesday 12th July
     
 
Time:
 
     
 
Price:
£200 / £100 concs
 
 
  Details: MIX DIGITAL has established itself as an innovative forum for the discussion and exploration of writing and technology, attracting a wide spectrum international delegates from the UK, Australia, and Europe as well as North and South America.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
  Info:
     
 
Website:
www.mixconference.org
     
 
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 Poetry in the Pond - Bristol
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading Event

 
  Venue:
The Cross Hands Pub
   
1 Staple Hill, Fishponds, Bristol,
    BS16 5AA
     
 
Date:
Wednesday 28th June
     
 
Time:
8pm
     
 
Price:
Free
 
 
  Details:

Featuring Kate Noakes with Jody Redmires-Smith, Pete Sutton, Angela Brooks, Andy Brown, Hazel Hammond, Oscar Kolkowski, Ross Bryant, Helen Sheppard, Tim Burroughs, Richard Devereux and Douglas Karson.

 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
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 Songs My Enemy Taught Me - Bristol
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Performance Event

 
  Venue:
The Crofters Rights 
   
117-119 Stokes Croft,  Bristol
    BS1 3RW
     
 
Date:
Thursday 20th July
     
 
Time:
7.30pm
     
 
Price:
£5 (+50p booking fee)
 
 
  Details:

Joelle Taylor, in association with RTB Spoken Word, presents the launch of her brand new collection ‘Songs My Enemy Taught Me’ live in Bristol, with a fabulous support line-up curated by Joelle.

As well as a full performance from Joelle, there will be feature sets from Craft-D, Sabrina Mahfouz and Gecko.

Songs My Enemy Taught Me is published by Outspoken Press and is a collection of back-alley poetry and flick-knife tales detailing Woman’s global struggle against sexual terrorism and colonisation. Songs of Silence. Songs of Survival. Songs of Uprising. Comprised of poetry, text messages, landays, letters, news flashes and personal stories these are poems plucked from news stories concerning women across the globe and re-imagined by poet, playwright, and author Joelle Taylor. Some stories are her own. Others are yours.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
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Website:
www.joelletaylor.co.uk
     
 
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 Glas-Denbury Pucker Poets Stage - Denbury
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Event

 
  Venue: Glas-Denbury Music & Arts Festival
   
Fairfield Farm, Denbury, Torbay
    TQ12 6DQ
     
 
Date:
Friday 7th July
     
 
Time:
5pm to midnight
     
 
Price:
Festival tickets from £25
 
 
  Details:

The Pucker Poets stage hosted by Alexander Rhodes will be home to a host of popular and inspirational South West poetry nights bringing Devon and Cornwall’s favourite poet’s and spoken word artists to the festival.

Featuring incredible UK headline acts including Tongue Fu and special guests, Sean Hughes (Never Mind The Buzzcocks), Liv Torc, Mark Gwynne Jones and exciting new features to the Spoken Word tent including the inaugural Glas-Denbury Slam Competition where poets will battle it out on the Pucker Poets Stage to become the very first “Bard Of Glas-Denbury”.

So take a well earned break from dancing, relax in the Pucker Poets Tent and let the torrent of powerful words wash over you.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
  Info: www.facebook.com/events/1661215027508211
     
 
Website:
www.glas-denbury.co.uk
     
 
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 Poetry in the Sitting Room - Swindon
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading Event

 
  Venue: Richard Jefferies Museum
   
Marlborough Road, Swindon,
    SN3 6AA
     
 
Date:
Monday 10th July
     
 
Time:
6pm - 9pm
     
 
Price:
£3
 
 
  Details:

Poetry Swindon present a regular Poetry Night in the Sitting Room of the Richard Jefferies Museum hosted by Hilda Sheehan and Sam Loveless.

Bring a favourite poem, or a poem or two you have written to share with a friendly audience.

Tea and Coffee for sale in the tea-room.

Booking essential as seats are limited.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
  Info: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/poetry-in-the-sitting-room-tickets
     
 
Website:
www.richardjefferies.org
     
 
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 Discover DeCrypt Poetry Slam - Gloucester
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Event

 
  Venue: St Mary de Crypt
   
Southgate Street, Gloucester
    GL1 1TP
     
 
Date:
Wednesday 12th July
     
 
Time:
7.30pm
     
 
Price:
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  Details:

To celebrate the refurbishment works at the 15th century St Mary De Crypt Church, Gloucester, in 2018, they are commissioning a poet to be a Poet-Not-In-Residence to write for them in the run up to the re-opening in 2019.
The selection process will be via poetry slam where Gloucester poets will read or perform in front of a panel of judges in an event hosted by Angie Belcher.
The winner will receive a £300 bursary plus a special Not-Poet-In-Residence jumper!
Second prize is £50

The winner will be required to visit the venue and write about the people and stories, past and present, alive and dead, who help make the crypt a very special place. There will also be a full programme of arts to celebrate the re-opening of the crypt.

To take part in the competition, email angiebelcher@yahoo.co.uk (Gloucester poets only, please)

To find out more about St Mary De Crypt visit: www.discoverdecrypt.org.uk

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
  Info: angiebelcher@yahoo.co.uk
     
 
Website:
www.discoverdecrypt.org.uk
     
 
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 The Hip Yak Poetry Slam - Frome
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Event

 
  Venue: The Archangel
   
1 King St, Frome
    BA11 1BH
     
 
Date:
Thursday 13th July
     
 
Time:
7.45pm
     
 
Price:
£8 (£5 slammers)
 
 
  Details:

The hugely entertaining, hand-made, poetry, comedy cabaret The Hip Yak Poetry Shack will once again be hosting a Frome Fest Poetry Slam. A quick-fire knock-out incredibly cuddly poetry competition, featuring 12 slammers.
Prepare for a fun, friendly and exhilarating night of poetry for both audience and poets, hosted by national spoken word stars Chris Redmond, Jonny Fluffypunk and Liv Torc.
Poets will be competing for a slot on the Hip Yak Poetry Stage at WOMAD 2017, along with a backstage festival ticket.

 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
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Website:
www.fromefestival.co.uk
     
 
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 Uncut Poets - Exeter
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading Event

 
  Venue: Richard Jefferies Museum
   
Marlborough Road, Swindon,
    SN3 6AA
     
 
Date:
Sunday 16th July
     
 
Time:
2pm - 5pm
     
 
Price:
Free
 
 
  Details: An afternoon with Poetry Swindon and guest poet Chrissy Williams in the garden of the Richard Jefferies Museum.
Bring a poem or two to share and enjoy a reading from Chrissy.
Hosted by poet Stephen Daniels. All very welcome!

Cream teas, cakes and refreshments served from 2pm.

Chrissy Williams is a poet and editor living in London. Her work has been published in numerous magazines, pamphlets and anthologies, including Poetry Review, Poetry London, The Rialto and Best British Poetry. She has worked as an editor for over a decade, and currently works on various comics series including the New York Times bestselling The Wicked + The Divine (Image Comics). She also edited the UK’s first book on poetry comics: Over the Line: An Introduction to Poetry Comics (Sidekick Books). She is the organiser of the annual Free Verse: Poetry Book Fair.
Her first full poetry collection BEAR is out now from Bloodaxe Books.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
  Info: www.facebook.com/events/1346246962158823
     
 
Website:
www.richardjefferies.org
     
 
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 Can Openers - Bristol
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Reading Event

 
  Venue:
The Dance Studio
    The Station, Silver St, Bristol
    BS1 2AG
     
 
Date:
Friday 7th July
     
 
Time:
Midday
     
 
Price:
Suggested donation £3 (or what you can afford)
 
 
  Details:

A chance to listen to and meet with poets in a relaxed atmosphere.

Open mic platform for poetry with special guest reader Hazel Hammond.

Come along to listen or share.

Hosted by Colin Brown

 

 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
  Info:
info@poetrycan.co.uk
     
 
Website:
     
 
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 ASP Poetry Circle
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Reading Event

 
  Venue:
Suite 7 - Mathematics
   
Broadlands School, St Francis Rd,  Keynsham
   
BS31 2DY
     
 
Date:
Thursday 20th July
     
 
Time:
7.30pm
     
 
Price:
Free
 
 
  Details:

Bring a couple of poems to share, another poet's or your own.

This month's theme: Infinity

 


 

 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
  Info: mandd@gentlyblown.co.uk
     
 
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 Can Openers - Bristol
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Reading Event

 
  Venue:
The Dance Studio
    The Station, Silver St, Bristol
    BS1 2AG
     
 
Date:
Friday 1st September
     
 
Time:
Midday
     
 
Price:
Suggested donation £3 (or what you can afford)
 
 
  Details:

A chance to listen to and meet with poets in a relaxed atmosphere.

Open mic platform for poetry with special guest reader Stuart Nunn.

Come along to listen or share.

Hosted by Colin Brown

 

 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
  Info:
info@poetrycan.co.uk
     
 
Website:
     
 
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Suggested donation £3
 

 

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