Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Next Buzzwords Sunday, 16th July

 Sunday July 16th

7pm - workshop led by Anna Saunders
 8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poets: John Row and Anna Saunders

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

John Row, poet and storyteller has been performing since the 1970’s when he toured with Nick Toczek’s Stereo Graffiti, poetry and music show. Since then he has toured both as a solo artist and with a variety of musicians from different genres appearing on four continents and has been a regular guest at the Austn International Poetry Festival as well as music festivals throughoutEngland. He has been writer in residence at four different prisons and has visited over thirty prisons and young offender establishments. His work is a mixture of the political and personal. He published latest chap book ‘ImpureTheatre’ earlier this year.

Anna Saunders is the author of Communion, (Wild Conversations Press), Struck, (Pindrop Press), Kissing the She Bear, (Wild Conversations Press), Burne Jones and the Fox (Indigo Dreams) and the forthcoming Ghosting for Beginners. ( Indigo Dreams March 2018).
She has been described as ‘A poet of quite remarkable gifts’ by Bernard O’Dongohue and as ‘a poet who surely can who can do anything' in The North. Tears in the Fence said of her ‘Anna Saunders’ poetry is reminiscent of Plath – with all its alpha achievement and radiance’.

Anna holds a Masters in Creative and Critical Writing from The University of Gloucestershire and is the CEO and founder of Cheltenham Poetry Festival.