Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Next Buzzwords Sunday, June 2nd

7pm - workshop led by Angela France

8pm - open mic and guest readings

Guest Poet: Pam Zinnemann-Hope

Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham

Waged £5, unwaged £3

Pam Zinnemann-Hope was born in Leeds. She is a poet, children’s author & playwright. Her 4 Ned books for younger children were published in 1986/7 by Walker Books & translated into several languages. Her first full poetry collection, ‘On Cigarette Papers’, was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for best first collection. She adapted it for the BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play of the same name, and acted in it, alongside Eleanor Bron, Greg Wise, Emma Fielding, Susan Engels et al. ‘Foothold’ is her most recent poetry collection and several poems from it have been set to music by Peter Hope & also by David Dubery.

Pam has worked as a TEFL teacher & counsellor. From 2000 – 2007 she co-founded & co-ran Poetry Dorchester.She has held a number of poetry residencies, run numerous workshops & read in  a variety of venues, including Max Gate,(Thomas Hardy’s house), King’s Place London & The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre. Currently she runs advanced seminars & curates & comperes Poetry & Music evenings at Sladers Yard, West Bay. 

She lives in West Dorset with her husband, the composer Peter Hope.

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