Saturday, May 6, 2017

Next Buzzwords Sunday 4th June

Next Buzzwords Sunday 4th June

7pm - workshop
 8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poets: James Sheard and Deborah Alma

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

James Sheard is the author of Hotel Mastbosch (2003), Scattering Eva (2005), Dammtor (2010) and The Abandoned Settlements (2017). When away from his writing desk, he assists Emergency Poet Deborah Alma as poetic medic, ambulance driver and dispenser of poemcetamols. Jim’s work has received the Ictus Prize and been named Poetry Book Society’s Pamphlet Choice as well as Poetry Book Society Recommendation. It has also been shortlisted for both the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Glen Dimplex Award for Poetry. He is currently in his 11th year of teaching at Keele University.

Deborah Alma has an MA in Creative Writing, taught Writing Poetry at Worcester University and works with people with dementia and in hospice care. She is also Emergency Poet prescribing poetry from her vintage ambulance. She is editor of Emergency Poet-an anti-stress poetry anthology, The Everyday Poet- Poems to live by ( both published by Michael O’Mara), and her True Tales of the Countryside is published by The Emma Press. Her first full collection will be published by Nine Arches Press in April 2018. She lives with her partner the poet James Sheard on a hillside in Powys, Wales.