Sunday, March 12, 2017

Next Buzzwords Sunday 2nd April

Next Buzzwords Sunday April 2nd

7pm - workshop lead by Dawn Gorman and Rosie Jackson
8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poets: Dawn Gorman and Rosie Jackson

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

Dawn Gorman is a freelance editor and arts events organiser. Her pamphlet This Meeting of Tracks was published in the Pushcart Prize-nominated four-poet book Mend & Hone (Toadlily Press, 2013). Her work has appeared in literary journals such as The Rialto, Iota and The Interpreter’s House, and in anthologies including DE4 | A1 (Templar Poetry, 2016), Salt on the Wind (elephantsfootprint, 2015) and The Book of Love & Loss (Belgrave Press, 2014). In 2015, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, together with 250 schoolchildren, wrote a symphony based on her poem Replenishment; a film poem devised as the overture appeared at Cannes Short Film Festival that year. For the past two years she has worked as a poet in residence at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She works with poetry with adults and children in community settings and runs a monthly reading series, Words & Ears, in Bradford on Avon. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath  

Rosie Jackson lives in Frome and runs creative writing workshops. Her poetry pamphlet What the Ground Holds (Poetry Salzburg, 2014) was followed by her first collection The Light Box (Cultured Llama, 2016) and her memoir The Glass Mother  (Unthank, 2016). Her poetry has been published in Acumen, Ambit, Frogmore Papers, Tears in the Fence and other journals and anthologies, set for GCSE, and used for a large copper sculpture in the grounds of a Dorchester hospital. She won joint    first prize in the Bath Poetry Competition 2015, Second Prize in Battered Moons 2015, 1st and 2nd    prizes in the Berkshire Festival in both 2016 and 2017. She is a Hawthornden fellow 2017 and has taught in many educational and community venues including the University of East Anglia, Bethesda Writers’ Centre Washington DC, Skyros Writers’ Lab and the Open College of the Arts. Her books of prose include Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion, Frieda Lawrence, Mothers Who Leave and she    has won awards for her short stories.

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