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
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
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 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...
Thursday 18th September, 4.00pm. Short story readings by Irish writers Patrick Chapman and Jaki McCarrick, followed by a Q&A session. Admission is Free. Cork City Library 57-61 Grand Parade, Cork. For further information visit the festival website: www.corkshortstory.net
Friday 19th September, 7.30-10pm. Poetry Cabaret at Wymondham Words Festival featuring Joanna Guthrie, Richard Lambert, Laura Scott and Pascale Petit who will be reading from her new collection Fauverie, out now from Seren. Venue: Regal Cinema, Wymondham, Norfolk. Tickets: £8.00 from Ketts Books www.kettsbooks.co.uk or phone 01953 603663. For further information visit the festival website: www.wymondhamarts.com
Friday 26th September, 7.30pm. Pascale Petit will be reading from her new collection Fauverie, out now from Seren. Also reading will be Kit Wright and Víctor Rodríguez-Núñez. Tickets £8.50 or £37.50 for a weekend pass.
For further details and to buy tickets visit the festival website www.lynnlitfests.com/Next_Festival, email: enquiries [at] lynnlitfests [dot] com or phone 01553 691661 (office hours) 01553 761919 (other times).
Saturday 27th September, 9.30am - 5pm. Deryn Rees-Jones - Remembering and imagining: The Case of Helen Thomas. Helen Thomas, the wife of the poet Edward Thomas, wrote two memoirs after her husband's death in 1917. Deryn Rees-Jones explores her own response to Helen's life, marriage and widowhood in discussion with Judith Palmer.
This event is part of the Psychoanalytic Poetry Festival 2014, for further information and to book tickets visit the Festival website: www.freud.org.uk/events or contact contact ivan [at] freud [dot] org [dot] uk or +44 (0)20 7435 2002.
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