A week of poetry; getting it published, reading it, writing to form and performing as a Headline act.
A busy and rewarding week with some full (much needed) writing days.
The first weekend I was without my car and missed The Ort with Debbie Aldous in Birmingham, the end of Cheltenham Festival, Caldmore Writing workshop with David Calcutt and Confab Cabaret in Malvern with Matt Windle ‘Poet with Punch’ and Kurly, who I recently saw perform at SpeakEasy in Worcester, which is where I will have to catch him again when he Headlines.
Studying Poetry and Writing West Midlands
I spent time catching up with my MOOC course, writing poetry, reading poetry and preparing this weekend’s writing session for WWM, as Ian is away and I get to be Lead Writer again.
Submissions, Publications, Poetry Festivals & Blogs
I submitted to the Seamus Heaney anthology and had a poem accepted, to be published in print form later this year. I booked tickets for the 52 event as part of Stratford Poetry Festival and emailed a couple of poets about Guest Blog posts.
Performing Poetry/ Headlining
Performance wise I had just the one gig, it had been a week since I performed and I also (made what I have since learnt is a mistake) took a set with 80% new material to Headline at Permission to Speak, the Scary Canary – a wonderful new spoken word night created and hosted by Rob Francis.
I was headlining alongside the ever talented Ian Passey, a.k.a Humdrum Express.
I complete my week working with the Senior writing group at The Hive.
Next Week at a glance:
- Mouth & Music Love in the Revolution
- & it is Mental Health Awareness Week