Thursday, March 21, 2019

Next Buzzwords Sunday April 7th

Next Buzzwords Sunday, April 7th

7pm - workshop led by Elizabeth Parker and Robert Walton

8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poets: Elizabeth Parker and Robert Walton

Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham

Waged £5, unwaged £3

Elizabeth Parker grew up in a garden nursery in The Forest of Dean and now lives in Bristol. She taught secondary English in comprehensive schools for eight years and is working on two novels based on her experiences. Her poetry has been published in various journals including Magma, The Stony Thursday Book, The Interpreter’s House and Agenda. Among others, she has been shortlisted for The Bridport Poetry Prize and The Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Prize. She was a prizewinner in the 2016 Troubadour International Poetry Prize. Following her 2016 pamphlet, Antinopolis (published by Eyewear), Elizabeth’s first full collection, In Her Shambles, was published by Seren in April 2018.

“Cardiff born and Cardiff bred”, Robert Walton has lived in Bristol for many years, though the cross-Channel view from Avonmouth to South Wales constantly nourishes his hiraeth. With a PhD in Creative Writing, he is an experienced workshop tutor and teaches Creative Writing at Cardiff University. In Bristol he is a member of The Spoke poetry collective, currently working on a music & poetry project about the Severn Beach railway line.  His second collection, Sax Burglar Blues, was published by Seren in late 2017 and shortlisted by Wales Arts Review for Best of Welsh Books, 2018.  He loves music, theatre, the visual arts and cats, and has been the bane of several music teachers who have tried to help him improve his playing of the tenor saxophone.