Poet Laureate Update:
I am currently working on several projects.
- Planning stages are underway for a writing workshop which will take place late August/early September involving Sculpture.
- I am writing a bid to go to committee across the Atlantic for a Twin Town (City) project.
- I have just opened a call for submissions of Poetry and Art for a digital magazine ‘Contour’. The first issue will include poems and art inspired by Place, that place being Worcestershire as well as some special interviews. Submission Guidelines
- I have booked workshops in schools and am writing my first official WPL blog.
- I have secured a Halloween Writing Event for children later in the year.
- I am also taking headline and festival bookings as WPL.
Droitwich Artsfest is underway, the official launch was Saturday 15th – I missed it because I had our college reunion. I have been working on this with the committee since late February.
I am gearing up for next weekend 22nd July which is a full on poetry day.
There will be poetry in St. Andrew’s Square from 11 AM. I am joined by Val Harrison, oakley (Worcestershire Young Poet Laureate) and Antony Owen, we will be performing until 3 PM followed by a local writing group from Redditch Pens & Needles, who will be performing until 4 PM.
In the middle of this I am hot-footing over to Worcester to perform at Watch Out Worcester DanceFest, organised by the former Worcestershire Poet Laureate, Suz Winspear.
In the evening there is Poetry Extravaganza, a FREE event at Park’s Cafe, from 7 PM – for a 7:30 PM start. There will be 13 poets/writers performing.
Artist in Residence
I will be the Artist in Residence at Droitwich Library on Friday 28th July from 10 AM – 12.
I have a whole range of poetry activities for all ages, or you can just stop by and chat.
22nd July Poetry in St. Andrew’s Square, Artfest, Droitwich
22nd July Watch Out Worcester DanceFest
22nd July Poetry Extravaganza, Parks Cafe, Artfest, Droitwich
12th August LakeFest, Ledbury
12th August Picaroon & Prole Present Poetry on the Pier, Llandudno
22nd August Ben Parker’s Event Huntington Hall, Worcester
25th August Voices from the Shadows, Artefacts, Birmingham