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Writing and Reading Course with Judy Brown, Poetry School, London

 Booking is now open for Judy Brown's Autumn writing and reading course 'Poetry and the Stuff of Modern Living' at the Poetry School in London - ten Tuesday evenings running from 16th September. For details and how to book, see:www.poetryschool.com/courses-workshops

5th September – Jim Saunders at the Hay History Weekend

Rhian Edwards at Velvet Coalmine, Blackwood

Saturday 6th September, 3.00pm. Rhian Edwards will be appearing on the Literature Stage at  Velvet Coalmine, Blackwood along with Rachel Tresize, Clare Potter and Patrick Jones. Address: 61-63 High Street, Blackwood, Gwent, NP12 1BA. For more information email: velvetcoalmine [at] gmail [dot] com

Rhian Edwards at Pontadawe Arts Centre

Tuesday 9th September, 7.30pm. Rhian Edwards will be reading at Pontardawe Arts Centre, Herbert St, Pontardawe, West Glamorgan SA8. For further information visit the website: www.pontardaweartscentre.com


Graham Clifford at the Battersea Literature Festival

Saturday 13th September, 6pm. Between them, the Mullet Proof Poet, Graham Clifford, Anna Saunders, Jo Hemmant and Aoife Mannix have won multiple awards, published more than a dozen acclaimed collections of poetry. Expect to be moved, amazed and entertained by these highly skilled and inventive writers. This is a must for all enthusiasts of poetry, writing and reading. This special event, co-curated by the Battersea Literature Festival and the Cheltenham Poetry Festival, includes opportunities to develop the skill of Haiku writing, read your own poetry - be it Haiku or any other form of poetry - and be entertained by five established and rising stars in the contemporary poetry world.

'A Poem and A Pint' with Rhian Edwards, Cumbria

Saturday 13th September, 7.30pm. Rhian Edwards will be reading at 'A Poem and A Pint' at The Coach House, Ford Park, Ulverston, Cumbria. Open Mic available. Entry: £4 (£3 Concessions)

Fragments: from the Thought to the Page Writing Course with Kathryn Maris

A 5 week course lead by Kathryn Maris. In this genre-bending course, you will look at poets, fiction writers, philosophers and psychoanalysts who think and write in fragments, use modes of interruption or whose work simply survives in fragment form. Fortnightly reading and writing assignments will aim to broaden your ideas of what is and isn't a poem, demonstrate the value of omission and the unstated, and suggest new ways of observing yourself and the world, and of communicating those observations. The course will include texts by Sappho, Lydia Davis, Kimiko Hahn, Simone Weil, Adam Phillips, Wallace Stevens, Theodor Adorno, Gertrude Stein, Sam Riviere, Nuar Alsadir, Simon Smith, Anne Carson and others.
For more information or to book visit http://www.poetryschool.com/courses-workshops/online/fragments--from-the...

Paul Henry at St Ives September Festival

Thursday 18th September,1pm. ‘The Brittle Sea’: poetry reading, including the work of W.S. Graham.at St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay, St Ives. Tickets: £5.50 via www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk or tel. 0905 252 2250

27th September – Writing Motherhood with Carolyn Jess-Cooke at the Wigtown Book Festival

27th September 10:30am. How does becoming a mother affect one's creative life? Does a child "cost" a woman writer four books or profit her writing? Poet Carolyn Jess-Cooke and children's author Debi Gliori discuss the various ways that motherhood has influenced their writing and perform new work on the subject. For more information or to book tickets visit: http://www.wigtownbookfestival.com/programme/2506/3548