Saturday, December 31, 2022

Next Buzzwords Sunday January 8th


Next Buzzwords Sunday January 8th

Upstairs at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham

Workshop lead by Frank McMahon 7pm

Open mic and readings 8pm

Guest poet Frank McMahon

 pay on the door, £5 waged, £3 unwaged.



Frank McMahon was born and raised in Birkenhead, Merseyside. After graduating he began his career in Social Work/ Welfare as a practitioner and manager, working for three Local Authorities, British Red Cross and ActionforChildren. He also served for nine years as a school governor. He is married with two children and six grandchildren.

He took up writing poems seriously in 2016 and his work has been published in print and on-line.Last year, two poems were awarded second prizes.

 In January 2020 Palewell Press published his first volume of poems, “At the Storm’s Edge.”

They will be publishing his second collection, A Different Land, in July 2022.

 In 2021 he read at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival. In 2019, he created two podcasts for Ragged Foils Productions. 

When not writing (plays, a novel, short stories and poems) he enjoys walking, ( The Cotswolds are his new playground) ; his allotment, travel, music. He counts himself fortunate to have some wonderful friendships. He is a member of Somewhere Else Writers and Wordbrew Groups in Cirencester, whom he thanks for their patience in reading and critiquing his work.