Friday, June 22, 2018

Next Buzzwords Sunday July 15th

Next Buzzwords, Sunday July 15th

7pm - workshop led by David Clarke and Jennie Farley
8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poets: David Clarke and Jennie Farley

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

David Clarke’s first pamphlet, Gaud, won the Michael Marks Award in 2013. His first collection, Arc, appeared with Nine Arches in 2015. A further pamphlet, Scare Stories was published by V Press in 2017. His poems have appeared in magazines such as Magma, Tears in the Fence, Long Poem Magazine and The Interpreter’s House. He is currently working on his second collection.

Jennie Farley is a poet, workshop leader and teacher. She lives in Cheltenham and is active in the local poetry scene. Her poetry has featured in magazines including New Welsh Review, Under the Radar, The Interpreter's House, Oxford Poetry, Prole, anthologies and online journals. She has performed her work at the a number of festivals, The Everyman Theatre and other local venues. She founded and runs NewBohemians@CharltonKings an arts club providing regular events of poetry, music, performance and workshops. Recently she was commissioned with 8 poets to write a poem for a national project Still Born initiated by Adinda van t'Klooster to raise awareness of stillbirth through art and poetry. Jennie's first collection My Grandmother Skating (Indigo Dreams Pub) was published 2016. Her new collection Hex is out 2018.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Next Buzzwords Sunday 3rd June

Next Buzzwords, Sunday June 3rd
 
7pm - workshop led by Angela France
 8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poet: Susan Richardson

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


Susan Richardson's fourth collection of poetry, Words the Turtle Taught Me, themed around endangered marine species, has just been published by Cinnamon Press in 2018. In addition to her recent residency with the Marine Conservation Society, she is currently poet-in-residence with both the global animal welfare initiative, World Animal Day, and the British Animal Studies Network, facilitated by the University of Strathclyde. Susan has performed on BBC 2, Radio 4 and at festivals both nationally and internationally. She co-edits Zoomorphic digital literary magazine. www.susanrichardsonwriter.co.u k  

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Next Buzzwords Sunday May 6th

Next Buzzwords, Sunday May 6th
 
7pm - workshop led by Jane Commane and Tania Hershman
 8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poets:
Jane Commane and Tania Hershman
 
Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
Waged £5, unwaged £3



Jane Commane is a poet, editor and publisher. Her first full length collection, Assembly Lines, was published by Bloodaxe in 2018. In 2016, she was chosen to join Writing West Midlands’ Room 204 writer development programme. A graduate of the Warwick Writing Programme, for a decade she also worked in museums and archives. Jane is editor at Nine Arches Press, co-editor of Under the Radar magazine, and is co-author, with Jo Bell, of How to Be a Poet, a creative writing handbook (Nine Arches Press). In 2017 she was awarded a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship.


 Tania Hershman's debut poetry collection, Terms & Conditions, was published by Nine Arches Press in July 2017 and her third short story collection, Some Of Us Glow More Than Others, by Unthank Books. Tania is also the author of a poetry chapbook, Nothing Here Is Wild, Everything Is Open, and two short story collections, My Mother Was An Upright Piano, and The White Road and Other Stories, and co-author of Writing Short Stories: A Writers' & Artists' Companion (Bloomsbury, 2014). Tania is curator of short story hub ShortStops (www.shortstops.info), celebrating short story activity across the UK & Ireland, and has a PhD in creative writing inspired by particle physics. Hear her read her work on https://soundcloud.com/taniahe rshman and find out more here: www.taniahershman.com

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Next Buzzwords Sunday April 8th

Next Buzzwords, Sunday April 8th
 
7pm - workshop (leader TBA)
 8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poet: Roy McFarlane

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




Roy McFarlane was born in Birmingham of Jamaican parentage and spent most of his years living in Wolverhampton and the surrounding Black Country. He has held the role of Birmingham’s Poet Laureate, Starbucks and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Poet in Residence. He was commended by the Winchester Poetry Prize 2017 for ‘1999 – Parts of a broken man’. His publications include writer and editor of Celebrate Wha? Ten Black British Poets from the Midlands (Smokestack 2011) and Beginning With Your Last Breath (Nine Arches Press 2016). Roy’s presently completing his MA in Writing Poetry with The Poetry School and Newcastle University.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Next Buzzwords Sunday March 4th

Next Buzzwords, Sunday March 4th
7pm - workshop with Mario Petrucci
 8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poet: Mario Petrucci

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




Award-winning poet, ecologist, PhD physicist and Royal Literary Fund Fellow Mario Petrucci has held major poetry residencies at the Imperial War Museum and BBC Radio 3.  Heavy Water: a poem for Chernobyl (Enitharmon, 2004) secured the Daily Telegraph/ Arvon Prize and “inflicts... the finest sort of shock, not just to the senses, but to the conscience, to the soul” (Poetry London).  i tulips (Enitharmon, 2010) takes its name from his 1111-strong Anglo-American sequence, and has received much acclaim for its distinctive combination of innovation and humanity.  Mario is an experienced tutor on the international scene, and his performances are as compelling as they are memorable.   www.mariopetrucci.com
 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Next Buzzwords, Sunday February 11th

Next Buzzwords, Sunday February 11th

7pm - workshop with Angela France
 8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poet: Roy Marshall

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


Roy Marshall’s first pamphlet ‘Gopagilla’ (2012) received favourable reviews in the TLS and elsewhere. His first full collection ‘The Sun Bathers’ (2013) was shortlisted for the Michael Murphy award, and a second collection ‘The Great Animator’ (Shoestring Press) appeared in 2017. Previously a nurse, Roy now works in adult education.