Festivals, Poetry Events & Workshops

15

May

Barcelona Poetry Festival 

5pm Translation Slam, Ateneu Barcelonès, C/ Canuda, 6

 

Barcelona | Poetry

 

18

May

Cork International Poetry Festival 

Workshops, Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st May, 9.30am - 12.30pm

 

Cork International Poetry Festival (corkpoetryfest.net)

 

Reading with Molly Twomey, May 20th, 8.30pm

https://www.corkpoetryfest.net/programme.html

25

May

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‘Go To The Poets’ Reading Series

 

An Evening with Jessica Traynor - Wordsworth Grasmere
7.30pm-9.00pm

The Wordsworth Grasmere contemporary reading series continues! Each event will feature readings from a guest poet and a themed open mic. Hosted by Kim Moore. For more information and to book tickets or grab an open mic spot, head over to the Wordsworth Grasmere page.

Live transcription will be provided by Otter.
Free tickets available for anybody on a low income – see link for more details.

 

26

May

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Open the Door: What the Pandemic Taught Us
Hosted by Kendal Poetry Festival

 

Celebrate the launch of our new free resource with an online evening of open mic, guided writing, film, and chat!
7.30pm-9.00pm
£5

The pandemic changed everything - including the poetry community. In "Open the Door" we examine some of those changes. We heard how the anxiety and isolation we experienced under Covid has ignited a deeper longing for the connection and expression poetry offers us. And we hear how our community reached out to each other. "Open the Door" marks an attempt to share the lessons, reflections and practical strategies shared with us by the organisers, poets, academics and audiences who took part in the creation of this online resource. Sign up at the link for an open mic slot!

Live transcription will be provided by Otter.
Free tickets available for anybody on a low income – see link for more details.

 

27

May

Dove Cottage Young Poets

4pm-6pm

Dove Cottage Young Poets meet fortnightly to read, discuss and write poetry with contemporary poet Kim Moore. The group look at a range of contemporary and historical poems each week and create their own work in response, with support from Kim and the group.

Young writers can also work towards a Bronze, Silver or Gold Arts Award, attend and perform at poetry events and meet other young writers.

Whilst the group is usually based in Kendal, because of the current national restrictions all sessions will take place on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

If you live in Cumbria and are aged between 14-21 and would be interested in joining Dove Cottage Young Poets then please get in touch by emailing Zoe McLain at education@wordsworth.org.uk

Dove Cottage Young Poets - Wordsworth Grasmere

2

Jun

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Ulverston International Music Festival

7.30pm, Ulverston Parish Church
Tickets: From £8.68-£16.76
ULVERSTON FESTIVAL CHORUS
ANASTASIA MICKLETHWAITE  director
ANDY PLOWMAN  organ
KIM MOORE  trumpet
JESS DANDY  contralto

We celebrate Coronation Day with this special concert drawing on favourite British choral music used in the actual Coronation ceremony, including Parry’s I Was Glad, Tallis’ If Ye Love Me, Howells’ Like As the Hart , Handel’s Zadok the Priest and Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb. The celebration of the best of British continues with Elgar’s evocative Sea Pictures, with the concert culminating in Britten’s ever-popular choral work Rejoice in the Lamb. As the music and commemorations draw to a close, the town will light a beacon on Hoad Hill at 9.45pm.

BOOK TICKETS HERE

4

Jun

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Ulverston International Music Festival

6pm, Coronation Hall, Ulverston
Meet the Author Event 

 

Join Kim as she reads from her first non-fiction book What the Trumpet Taught Me and considers the pivotal role of music in both an individual and social history.

Book Tickets here

 

7

June

Untrodden Ways

4-5.30pm
Dowdales Secondary School, Dalton-in-Furness

Wordsworth Grasmere are pleased to announce the formation of a new poetry group for young people age 11-14 years.

Untrodden Ways: Poetry Club meet fortnightly to read, discuss and write poetry with contemporary poet Kim Moore. Kim will guide the young people through a range of writing exercises which will focus on creativity, expression and developing a love of language. The group will explore a range of contemporary and traditional poetry.

This club will be a hybrid group, meeting in person at Signal Films in Barrow-in-Furness. We will also be streaming the workshop on Zoom to enable young people to take part from across Cumbria. The sessions will be live captioned by Otter to enable young people who are deaf/Deaf to access the sessions. Otter uses AI to create real-time captions that we hope will make these sessions more accessible. This service is not 100% accurate but is similar to what you might see on a live news broadcast.

If you live in Cumbria and are aged between 11-14 and would be interested in joining Untrodden Ways: Poetry Club then please get in touch by emailing Zoe McLain at education@wordsworth.org.uk

Untrodden Ways : Poetry Club - Wordsworth Grasmere

27

May

Dove Cottage Young Poets

4pm-6pm

Dove Cottage Young Poets meet fortnightly to read, discuss and write poetry with contemporary poet Kim Moore. The group look at a range of contemporary and historical poems each week and create their own work in response, with support from Kim and the group.

Young writers can also work towards a Bronze, Silver or Gold Arts Award, attend and perform at poetry events and meet other young writers.

Whilst the group is usually based in Kendal, because of the current national restrictions all sessions will take place on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

If you live in Cumbria and are aged between 14-21 and would be interested in joining Dove Cottage Young Poets then please get in touch by emailing Zoe McLain at education@wordsworth.org.uk

Dove Cottage Young Poets - Wordsworth Grasmere

8

JUN

Front cover of What the Trumpet Taught Me by Kim Moore

ONLINE BOOK LAUNCH: WHAT THE TRUMPET TAUGHT ME 

With Amanda Dalton 

More details to follow

 

13

Jun

Arvon Residential Poetry Course
with Kim Moore and Jonathan Edwards

Poetry: Other Lives, Intertwined
13th-18th June 2022
£850 (grants available on application to Arvon to help with course fee)

at The Hurst, Shropshire

‘The poem is at last between two persons instead of two pages’

Frank O’Hara

‘Language is what eases the pain of living with other people, language is what makes the wounds come open again’

Anne Carson

Lovers, mothers, friends, enemies: often the hardest hitting poetry is about the smallest everyday detail of our most intimate relationships.

But how do we navigate writing about others? Do we have permission to write another person’s story? Can we make stuff up? Perhaps we can be another persona entirely? With poets Kim Moore and Jonathan Edwards, we will explore the complex and joyful world of writing about people, both ourselves and others. We will discuss the self-censorship we might encounter, as well as the love and joy. We will think about how poetry can explore communication, misunderstandings and silences, between ourselves and others, in a way that gets to the very essence of what it means to be human.

Over the course of the week, you will gain the tools to write richer ‘peopled’ poems, both real and imagined, while developing the most important connection of all: between poem and reader.

Arvon | residential creative writing courses and retreats UK

 

 

 

21

June

Untrodden Ways

4-5.30pm
Dowdales Secondary School, Dalton-in-Furness

Wordsworth Grasmere are pleased to announce the formation of a new poetry group for young people age 11-14 years.

Untrodden Ways: Poetry Club meet fortnightly to read, discuss and write poetry with contemporary poet Kim Moore. Kim will guide the young people through a range of writing exercises which will focus on creativity, expression and developing a love of language. The group will explore a range of contemporary and traditional poetry.

This club will be a hybrid group, meeting in person at Signal Films in Barrow-in-Furness. We will also be streaming the workshop on Zoom to enable young people to take part from across Cumbria. The sessions will be live captioned by Otter to enable young people who are deaf/Deaf to access the sessions. Otter uses AI to create real-time captions that we hope will make these sessions more accessible. This service is not 100% accurate but is similar to what you might see on a live news broadcast.

If you live in Cumbria and are aged between 11-14 and would be interested in joining Untrodden Ways: Poetry Club then please get in touch by emailing Zoe McLain at education@wordsworth.org.uk

Untrodden Ways : Poetry Club - Wordsworth Grasmere

23-26

JUN

KENDAL POETRY FESTIVAL

23RD -26TH JUNE
HYBRID FESTIVAL - WATCH THIS SPACE!

WWW.KENDALPOETRYFESTIVAL.CO.UK

 

29

JUN

Eric June

‘Go To The Poets’ Reading Series

 

An Evening with Eric Ngalle Charles - Wordsworth Grasmere
7.30pm-9.00pm

The Wordsworth Grasmere contemporary reading series continues! Each event will feature readings from a guest poet and a themed open mic. Hosted by Kim Moore. For more information and to book tickets or grab an open mic spot, head over to the Wordsworth Grasmere page.

Live transcription will be provided by Otter.
Free tickets available for anybody on a low income – see link for more details.

 

30

jun

Manchester Poetry Library

Grand Larcenies - Anthology of Dutch Poetry Launch
7.30pm-9.00pm

More details to follow

 

21

july

WRITERS ON WRITING: POETRY

Reading as part of Wendy Pratt's Course

More details to follow

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