With National Poetry Day just one week away and lots of poetry events on the near horizon I thought a round-up of what’s going on would be a good idea.
On National Poetry Day, Thursday 28th September, the NE Lincs libraries are hosting readings from popular poets in our region. Between 1,00 – 3.00 pm you can hear poetry from Rob Etty in Cleethorpes, Maria Garner in Waltham, Margaret Griffiths and Caroline Burton in Immingham. Pat McCarthy and I will be performing together at Grimsby entral Library with poetry and improvised jazz. A little later at At 4.00 pm the Franklin College Young Voices will be reading at Riverhead Coffee. Carolyn Doyley and Gordon Wilson will be with them.
The Young Voices programme is now in full swing and their anthology will be the next La Luna publication, scheduled for release in time for Christmas. It promises to be a diverse and fascinating collection.
As part of their programme, Helen Mort will be running a workshop on October 6th followed by a reading from 5.00 pm on Friday 6th October at Riverhead Coffee. Helen has just won the 2017 Mslexia Women’s poetry Prize. She is a truly outstanding voice in British poetry.
Of course the next leg of the Fish Tales Tour kicks off in October and I can’t wait to be out on the road again.
Here’s hoping to see you at an event soon. Come and say hello.