Friday, November 18, 2011

Sunday 4th December

Next Buzzwords - Sunday 4th December
Upstairs at The Exmouth, Bath Road, Cheltenham

7pm - workshop
8pm - Guest readings and open mic

£5 waged, £3 unwaged

Guest poet - Colin Watts who will also run the workshop

Colin Watts

Born in Staines to the sound of doodlebugs overshooting London. Trained as a town planner, but turned to community development and training in the early 1970's. Has worked part-time for the Liverpool Adult Learning Service for the last seven years as Community Learning Manager.

Started writing around about 1990, has had stories on Radio Merseyside, plays performed professionally, poetry published in numerous magazines and won prizes. Runner up in the Biscuit Publishing short story competition, 2011.

Booklet: Singing the City, self-published, 1999.
Booklet: Getting The Hang Of It, Driftwood Publications, 2002.
First collection: Human Geography, Driftwood Publications, 2005.
Second collection, Taking Down the Tree House, Headland Publications, 2011.

Will read at poetry venues across the UK if asked (has senior rail card, will travel). Freelance creative writing tutor with Adult Learning Service, WEA, University of Liverpool, Sefton Arts.

Founder member of the Dead Good Poets Society, flourishing in Liverpool since 1991. Currently, chair.

‘Colin Watts is a born storyteller.’ Nessa O'Mahony, Orbis magazine.

’After reading Zen and the Art of Peeling an Orange I will never dismiss citrus fruit as just one of my 'five-a-day' again.’ Christina McAlpine, Citizen 32.

‘Brilliant adventures in real and imaginary worlds.’ Jean Sprackland.


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