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Advanced Poetry Writing for The Poetry School with Pascale Petit

Wednesdays 7th May until 23rd July,Advanced Poetry Writing for The Poetry School. Summer Term has 2 classes: 4-6pm and 6.45 - 8.45pm. Pascale Petit is tutoring two advanced poetry workshops in 3 x 10 week terms, Wednesday 4-6pm and 6.45 -8.45pm. Email:administration [at] poetryschool [dot] com Tel: 0207 582 1679. To book and for more info click here. The Poetry School, Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6DX. PLEASE NOTE: there are no sessions on 21 May & 16 July in the Summer Term. 

Residential Course with Pascale Petit at Ty Newydd

Monday 14th - Saturday 19th July. Developing Personal Myths from Indigenous Traditions aTy Newydd residential course in north Wales led by Pascale Petit and Canadian Ojibway poet Armand G Ruffo. Drawing on a rich store of traditional Canadian and Amazonian indigenous myths, you’ll be encouraged to write poems or prose pieces that transform the raw material of your lives into personal mythology. Individual tutorials will be available, and evening sessions will include Armand’s illustrated talk about the celebrated indigenous Canadian painter Norval Morrisseau.

History with a Twist, Tiffany Murray & Rob Wilton, Penzance Literary Festival

Friday 18th July, 2.00pm. Tiffany Murray & Rob Wilton introduced by Patrick Gale. Tiffany and Rob are both bestselling writers of historical fiction – but they add an extra layer to their history. Rob mixes intriguing tales of espionage and political in-fighting, and Tiffany weaves a chilling ghost story into her latest historical novel, Sugar Hall. Join them as they talk with Patrick Gale about the joys of using history as a backdrop to tales to keep you awake at night. For anyone interested in reading, or writing, spy thrillers, ghost stories, historical fiction – this is the session for you! The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, TR18 4BU. Tickets: £3.00/£1.00 are available through the Festival Website www.crbo.co.uk
 

Paul Henry performing at Sladers Yard, Dorset

Friday 18th July 6.30pm. Known as ‘the purest of lyric poets’, Paul Henry will perform his own work with some best loved poems by other Welsh poets and some of his songs, with his guitar, at Sladers Yard in West Bay. Tickets: £10 or £25 with supper. Please call 01308 459511 to book. Sladers Yard, West Bay Road, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL

Writing Place, Writing Memory with Tiffany Murray, Penzance Literary Festival

Saturday 19th July, 2.00 - 5.00pm. 'Writing Place, Writing Memory' – a half day Writers’ workshop led by Tiffany Murray. Exploring place and memory on the page in this half-day session ideal for writers of all levels. Often place is where we start in fiction, and memory can be the engine that keeps it running. Whether you are writing fiction or non-fiction this session will trigger writing that will hopefully lead you to discover those other essentials: character and story. Cost £15.00 visit the festival website to book tickets here: www.crbo.co.uk/events 

Images as Strong as Sculptures: The Poetry of Pascale Petit, Radio National, Australia

Pascale Petit will be talking about and reading her poetry on a programme devoted to her work to be broadcast on Radio National in Australia, on their ABC Poetica series.  The programme will be broadcast on Saturday 19th July at 3pm Australia time (about 3am our time) and will be available to listen to afterwards online. For more information and to listen click here. 

Images as Strong as Sculptures: The Poetry of Pascale Petit, Radio National, Australia

Pascale Petit will be talking about and reading her poetry on a programme devoted to her work to be broadcast on Radio National in Australia, on their ABC Poetica series.  The programme will be broadcast on Saturday 19th July at 3pm Australia time (about 3am our time) and will be available to listen to afterwards online. For more information and to listen click here. 

Throwing Voices: Writing Beyond the Self, Ty Newydd Residential Course with Damien Walford-Davies, Richard Marggraf Turley & Kathryn Simmons.

Monday 21st July - Saturday 26th July. This course for both new and experienced poets explores how to construct compelling voices drawing on a range of materials, techniques and forms. From historical source materials to dialect, from visual stimuli to the cues of space and place, and from the 'found' to the assembled, participants will be introduced to a poetry of thrown voice in which they will hear their own selves echoing. Tutors: Damien Walford-Davies and Richard Marggraf Turley. Guest: Kathryn Simmonds. Fee: £450 per person (shared room) / £550 single room. For further information and to book visit: www.literaturewales.org/

Walking Poetry Workshop with Paul Henry, Crickhowell

Sunday 27th July: Crickhowell 2pm - 5pm 'River': A walking poetry workshop on banks of the Usk. Meeting at The Dragon pub and returning from river to Bookish. Bookings/more information: info [at] book-ish [dot] co [dot] uk or telephone 01873 811256.

'Poetry Aloud!', Ty Newydd Residential Course with Rhian Edwards, Luke Wright and Molly Naylor.

Monday 28th July - Saturday 2nd August. Learn how to take your poetry from page to stage with two of the UK’s best loved live poets. Through a series of workshops and one-to-one sessions we’ll look at story, musicality, imagery, form and performance techniques to help you create poetry that captivates audiences of all kinds. Tutors: Rhian Edwards and Luke Wright. Guest Tutor: Molly Naylor. Fee: £550 per person (single room) / £450 per person (shared room)
For further information and to book visit: www.literaturewales.org/

Launch of 'Midnight, Dhaka', Covent Garden, London.

Tuesday 29th July, 6.30 - 9.30pm. Midnight, Dhaka by Mir Mafuz Ali will be launched  at the Seven Dials Club, Covent Garden,London.