Since 2003, Tongues & Grooves has enabled poets and musicians to collaborate and share ideas. Based in Portsmouth, we provide platforms for established poets, musicians and emerging talent – particularly from the ‘quiet voice’ and under-represented groups. Tongues and Grooves also welcomes approaches from individuals or organisations wishing to work with us in achieving our aim and will sponsor open mic events that support our community … Continue reading Welcome to Tongues&Grooves
We are pleased to announce the winner of 2018 Prose Poem Competition is Patricia Millner for her poem Bird Count, November Second Prize: Anne Caldwell – Crossroads Third Prize: Josh Ekroy – The Cave on the Moon Read the judge’s report here Highly Commended Poems Clare Best – When He Says Yes When She Says No Jinny Fisher – Make Way for the Golf Carts … Continue reading Results of the Tongues&Grooves Prose Poem Competition 2018
Sunday 25 March 2018 7.30 – 10.00 pm Prose Poem Competition Results and Award Ceremony With readings from the prize-winning poets Hosted by Maggie Sawkins and Michael Loveday Music with Les Kazoos D’Amour (tbc) £5 on the door Continue reading Prose Poem Competition Results and Award Ceremony – March 2018
Saturday 17th February 2018 2 – 4.30pm 20 places Menuhin Theatre, Third Floor, Portsmouth Central Library £6 – TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org THE IMP OF THE PERVERSE – Creative Writing Workshop In what ways does a prose poem differ from flash fiction? Is a prose poem just a poem without the line breaks? Do labels even matter? In the words of Gertrude Stein: … Continue reading THE IMP OF THE PERVERSE – Creative Writing Workshop
Thursday 7th December 2017 A Rose is a Rose is a Rose – Prose Poem Workshop with Maggie Sawkins. 6.30 – 9.00pm Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street, Portsmouth £10 For further details: E mail: email@example.com Continue reading A Rose is a Rose is a Rose – Prose Poem Workshop with Maggie Sawkins.
FIFTY WAYS TO FLY TWO POETRY WORKSHOPS THURSDAY 10 AUGUST with MAGGIE SAWKINS 7 PM – 9.30PM SATURDAY 12 AUGUST with DENISE BENNETT 2PM – 4.30PM CATHEDRAL INNOVATION CENTRE 63 St Thomas’s Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HA £10 for one workshop £15 for both workshops Come along and explore the different ways you can fly, with or without wings! Denise and Maggie will lead you through writing … Continue reading August 2017: Fifty Ways to Fly
SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER THE SQUARE TOWER 7.30 – 10PM Doors 7pm £5 | £4 THE POETRY OF SUCHNESS An evening of Taoist and Zen inspired poems of selflessness, emptiness and enlightenment hosted by GEORGE MARSH. With Taoist and Zen inspired music. TWO POETRY WORKSHOPS with GEORGE MARSH 8 places THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER 2 pm £10 Venue tbc Taoist inspired yin-yang writing workshop. Build the circadian rhythms … Continue reading October 2017: Taoist and Zen inspired poems – Readings and Workshops