Festivals, Poetry Events & Workshops

26

nov

Dove Cottage Young Poets

26th November, 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

27

nov

Book cover of 'Slug' by Hollie McNish

Poetry reading in support of Hollie McNish
*SOLD OUT*

Slug Book Tour
27th November
Bardsea Malt Kiln Village Hall, Well Lane, Bardsea, LA12 9QT

Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose live readings are mesmerising. Expect strong language and adult themes ribbon wrapped in poetry and chat as Hollie reads from her much-anticipated new collection: Slug…and other things I’ve been told to hate.

I'll be doing a short performance at the beginning of the event to warm up the mic for Hollie!

Hollie McNish Slug Book Tour Tickets, Sun 28 Nov 2021 at 19:30 | Eventbrite

28

nov

Book cover of 'Slug' by Hollie McNish

Poetry reading in support of Hollie McNish
*SOLD OUT*

Slug Book Tour
27th November
Bardsea Malt Kiln Village Hall, Well Lane, Bardsea, LA12 9QT

Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose live readings are mesmerising. Expect strong language and adult themes ribbon wrapped in poetry and chat as Hollie reads from her much-anticipated new collection: Slug…and other things I’ve been told to hate.

I'll be doing a short performance at the beginning of the event to warm up the mic for Hollie!

Hollie McNish Slug Book Tour Tickets, Sun 28 Nov 2021 at 19:30 | Eventbrite

7

dec

Untrodden Ways

7th December, 4-5.30pm
Signal Films, Barrow in Furness and online

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

9

dec

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Chelping feat. Kim Moore and Becky Cherriman

Leeds Library
7.30pm
18 Commercial Street, Leeds, LS1 6AL

Join us in the stunning surrounds of 253-year-old The Leeds Library for one of Leeds’ leading poetry nights! The 14th installment of ‘Chelping’ stars Kim Moore and Becky Cherriman, plus open mic hosted by Matt Abbott.

Chelping @ The Leeds Library - featuring Kim Moore Tickets, Thu 9 Dec 2021 at 19:30 | Eventbrite

10

dec

Dove Cottage Young Poets

10th December, 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

15

DEC

‘Go To The Poets’ Reading Series

An Evening with Jonathan Edwards - Wordsworth Grasmere
24th November, 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.

10

Jan

Arvon Residential Poetry Course
with Kim Moore and Jonathan Edwards

Poetry: Other Lives, Intertwined
10th-15th January 2022
£850 (grants available on application to Arvon to help with course fee)

at The Hurst, Shropshire

Arvon | residential creative writing courses and retreats UK

Adriana Cavarero wrote that our existence ‘from beginning to end, is intertwined with other lives – with reciprocal exposures and innumerable gazes – and needs the other’s tale’. In this course we will look at how contemporary poets write about people, other lives and the path between the self and the other and we’ll experiment with writing our own poems about people and what is communicated, misunderstood, translated or silenced between them. Exploring a wide range of people and relationships – family and friends, strangers and workmates – we’ll consider the ways in which poems about people can move the reader.

With your tutors Kim MooreJonathan Edwards and guest Abeer Ameer, we’ll think about a range of tones, approaches and formal choices – the narrative, the lyric, the serious, the comic, the sonnet, the epic – as we seek to consider people and our intertwined lives. Whatever your subject or preferred approach, the course will aim to give you the tools to write poems which are properly peopled, rich with ‘the other’s tale’, and which more than anything form the most important connection of all – between poem and reader.

 

 

 

1

Feb

Poetry Carousel, Rydal Hall, Grasmere

Kim Moore standing by a tree in the woodsRoy McFarlane in a black jacket sitting down at a table and smiling

Hannah Lowe in a black top, smiling. John McCullough in shirt and tie looking directly at camera

with Kim Moore, Hannah Lowe, Roy McFarlane and John McCullough
1st-4th February 2022
To book, please ring Rydal Hall on 015394 32050

£420 single room

Includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch, three-course evening meal and all workshops and readings

During the Poetry Carousel, each participant will take part in a two hour workshop with each tutor. In the evenings there will be poetry readings from the tutors and invited guest poets. Workshop groups will be limited to a maximum of ten participants, creating an intimate atmosphere in the workshops, and a festival atmosphere in the evening, when we come together for dinner and readings. The four tutors are Kim Moore, Hannah Lowe, John McCullough and Roy McFarlane. A guest poet will join us mid-week and their name will be announced very soon, along with details of the workshops the tutors will be running.

Tutor Biogs

Hannah Lowe is a poet, memoirist and critic. She was named a Poetry Book Society Next Generation Poet in 2014 and won a Cholmondeley Award from the Society of Authors in 2020. Her latest poetry collection is The Kids, a PBS Choice for Autumn 2021. She is a senior lecturer in Creative Writing at Brunel University. Her website is www.hannahlowe.me

John McCullough lives in Hove. His third book of poems Reckless Paper Birds (Penned in the Margins, 2019) won the Hawthornden Prize and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award. John’s previous collections have been Books of the Year for publications including The Guardian and The Independent, and he also won the Polari First Book Prize. Most recently, his poem ‘Flower of Sulphur’ was shortlisted for the 2021 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. He teaches creative writing at the University of Brighton and for organizations including the Arvon Foundation. His fourth collection, Panic Response will be published in Spring 2022 with Penned in the Margins.

Roy McFarlane is a Poet, Playwright and former Youth & Community Worker born in Birmingham of Jamaican parentage, former Birmingham Poet Laureate, Starbuck Poet in Residence and presently Birmingham & Midlands Institute Resident Poet. His debut collection, Beginning With Your Last Breath, was followed by The Healing Next Time, (Nine Arches Press 2018) nominated for the Ted Hughes award and Jhalak Prize. Jazzed to the bone and can be found in Brighton working on his third collection coming out Autumn 2022.

Kim Moore’s pamphlet If We Could Speak Like Wolves was a winner in the 2011 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition. Her first collection The Art of Falling (Seren 2015) won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Her second collection All The Men I Never Married was published by Seren in 2021. Her first non-fiction book What The Trumpet Taught Me will be published by Smith/Doorstop in March 2022.

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