Friday, May 13, 2016

Next Buzzwords Sunday June 5th



Next Buzzwords Sunday June 5th
Workshop, led by Jo Bell, 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet: Jo Bell

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


Jo Bell is described by Carol Ann Duffy as 'one of the most exciting poets now writing'. Her poems cover fiery sexual relationships, deep friendships and her life on the canals of England. Her 30-minute canal-based piece "Slow Machine" will be broadcast on Radio 4 in June. Jo is renowned for her lively readings at festivals and venues across the UK, and now for her bestselling 'how to' book, 52: Write a Poem a Week. 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Next Buzzwords Sunday May 1st

Next Buzzwords Sunday May 1st

Workshop, led by Daniel Sluman, 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet: Daniel Sluman

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


Daniel Sluman is a 29-year-old poet and disability rights activist based in Oxfordshire, UK. He gained a BA and MA in Creative Writing from the University of  Gloucestershire, and has previously held editorial roles at Dead Ink, Iota, and the award-winning disability anthology FTW: Poets against Atos. He was named one of Huffington Post’s Top 5 British Poets to Watch in 2015, and his debut poetry collection Absence has a weight of its own was released by Nine Arches Press to critical acclaim in 2012. His latest collection of poems is the terrible, also through Nine Arches Press.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Next Buzzwords Sunday April 3rd

Next Buzzwords Sunday April 3rd

Workshop, led by Adam Horovitz, 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet:
Adam Horovitz
 
Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
£5 waged, £3 unwaged



Born in London in 1971, Adam Horovitz moved with his parents to Stroud, Gloucestershire the same year. He has been active as a poet since the 1990s but has been writing since childhood. He is as interested in the presentation of poetry as he is in the writing of it. His debut collection, Turning, was published by Headland in 2011. He was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2012 and released A Thousand Laurie Lees, which draws on memoir, myth and literature inspired by Cider with Rosie country in 2014. He was one of the Versopolis poets, chosen by Ledbury Poetry Festival, in 2015 and released Little Metropolis, a CD of poetry and music, the same year. He is the current Herefordshire poet-in-residence.

“Adam Horovitz writes poems of great beauty and truth; poems which are earned through experience, suffering and love and deployed in a physical language of scrupulous integrity. He is the real deal.”
Carol Ann Duffy
 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Next Buzzwords: Sunday March 6th

Next Buzzwords Sunday March 6th

Workshop, led by Valerie Laws, 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet:  Valerie Laws

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


Valerie Laws (www.valerielaws.com ): Northumbrian poet, crime novelist, science poetry installation artist, playwright and mathematician/physicist with four full poetry collections among her thirteen published books. She devises new poetic forms and science-themed poetry installations and commissions including the infamous Arts Council–funded Quantum Sheep, spray-painting haiku onto live sheep. 
Her recent collections THE FACEBOOK OF THE DEAD and especially ALL THAT LIVES arise from several funded Residencies with pathologists, neuroscientists and anatomists researching the science of dying. She featured in BBC2’s Why Poetry Matters and performs worldwide live and in the media. Prizes and awards include a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, two Northern Writers’ Awards and many poetry prizes.    

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.