Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Next Buzzwords February 14th - note change of date

Next Buzzwords Sunday, February 14th

Workshop, led by Claire Crowther, 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet:  Claire Crowther

Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
£5 waged, £3 unwaged

Claire Crowther has published three collections of poetry and four pamphlets. Her first collection was shortlisted tor the Aldeburgh prize. She has been poet in residence at the Royal Mint Museum for the past year. Her reviews and poems have appeared in Agenda, Poetry London, Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, the Times Literary Supplement, the London Review of Books, and many others. Her website is at www.clairecrowther.co.uk
‘A poet whose work is fully achieved and anything but conventional.’ John Greening, Times Literary Supplement

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Next Buzwords January 3rd 2016

Next Buzzwords Sunday, January 3rd

Workshop, led by Josephine Corcoran
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet:  Josephine Corcoran

Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
£5 waged, £3 unwaged

Josephine Corcoran's pamphlet The Misplaced House was published by tall-lighthouse in 2014.  She has written a radio play The Songs that Houses Sing (broadcast on BBC R4, 2000) and a stage play Jocasta (performed at The Chelsea Centre Theatre, London, 1997).  Her short story Algebra won first prize in the Ian St James Awards in 1996 and was broadcast on BBC R4.  After her MA in Creative at UEA (1997), Josephine taught writing at Chichester University.  In recent years, Josephine has taught writing and led workshops in community settings, adult education centres, and schools.   In 2013 - 2015 she worked for The Reader Organisation, setting up weekly read aloud groups in Wiltshire (where she lives) for people with dementia. She was chosen for the Aldeburgh Eight Advanced Seminar in 2015 and is person in charge at the poetry site And Other Poems.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Next Buzzwords Sunday 6th December

Next Buzzwords - Sunday, 6th December

Workshop, led by Tamar Yoseloff
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet:  Tamar Yoseloff

Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
£5 waged, £3 unwaged

Tamar Yoseloff's fifth collection, The Formula for Night: New and Selected Poems was published by Seren in 2015. She is also the author of Formerly, a chapbook incorporating photographs by Vici MacDonald (Hercules Editions, 2012) shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry; and three collaborative editions with artists (Marks and Desire Paths, with Linda Karshan; and Nowheres, with David Harker). She lives in London, where is a freelance tutor creative writing, often combining poetry and the visual arts in courses for galleries such as the Royal Academy and the Hayward.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Next Buzzwords - Sunday, 1st November

 Next Buzzwords - Sunday, 1st November

Workshop, led by Jonathan Edwards and Mike Jenkins 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poets:  Jonathan Edwards and Mike Jenkins

Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
£5 waged, £3 unwaged

Jonathan Edwards's first collection, My Family and Other Superheroes, won the Costa Poetry Award and the Wales Book of the Year People's Choice Award. It was shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize.

Mike Jenkins's latest book of poetry Shedding Paper Skin, received excellent reviews. Previous book of poems and stories in Merthyr dialect Barkin! Was short-listed for Wales Book of the Year.
Former editor of Poetry Wales. Co-editor of Red Poets magazine for 21 years.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Next Buzzwords Sunday October 4th

Next Buzzwords - Sunday, 4th October

Workshop, led by
Lesley Ingram 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet:Lesley Ingram
 
Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
£5 waged, £3 unwaged
 
Lesley Ingram was born in Yorkshire but now lives in Ledbury. Her first collection,  ‘Scumbled’, was published by Cinnamon Press  in June 2015. Her poetry has been published and anthologised widely in UK poetry journals and in on-line poetry ezines, and has a Masters in Creative Writing  from the University of Gloucestershire. In 2013 Lesley won the Ludlow Fringe poetry competition. She runs Herefordshire’s Poetry Society Stanza, and loves churches, liquorice and flat lands.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Next Buzzwords Sunday 6th September

Next Buzzwords - Sunday, 6th September

Workshop, led by
Sue Rose 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet:Sue Rose
 
Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
£5 waged, £3 unwaged
  
Sue Rose lives and works in Kent as a literary translator. She has published various novels, youth fiction, libretti and plays in translation and her poetry has appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies. Her debut poetry collection, From the Dark Room, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2011 and her second collection, The Cost of Keys, was published by Cinnamon Press in November 2014. Heart Archives, a chapbook of sonnets illustrated by her own photos, also came out in 2014 with Hercules Editions. She won the Troubadour Poetry Prize in 2009 and the Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition in 2008, and has been commended or placed in competitions such as the National Poetry Competition, the Peterloo and the Wigtown. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Next Buzzwords Sunday 5th July



Next Buzzwords - Sunday, 5th July

Workshop, led by
Sonia Hendy-Isaac 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poets:
Louise Crossley and Sonia Hendy Isaac

Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
 £5 waged, £3 unwaged
 

Biographies to follow