Pushkin’s Half Hour with John Agard: Sunday 30th December 2018

Pushkin’s Half Hour with John Agard Sunday 30th December 2018 16:30-1930 £8 entry Purchase Eventbrite tickets here. The Square Tower Broad Street Portsmouth Hampshire PO1 2ND A brand new production written and performed by Caribbean-British poet John Agard, winner in 2014 of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. In this whimsical whirlwind homage to mixed race Russian poet, Pushkin, Agard transforms his famous verse novel, … Continue reading Pushkin’s Half Hour with John Agard: Sunday 30th December 2018

Many Skies Have Fallen: 26th November 2018

‘MANY SKIES HAVE FALLEN’ BOOK LAUNCH PARTY with MAGGIE SAWKINS Monday 26 November 6.30 – 9.30pm The Square Tower Broad Street, Portsmouth PO1 2ND Maggie’s new collection, ‘Many Skies Have Fallen’, contains poems written in response to the tragic death of her daughter’s partner, Janusz Jasicki, who drowned in the River Shannon in October 2017. Others, written while Janusz was still alive, are included because … Continue reading Many Skies Have Fallen: 26th November 2018

The Blood Jet of Poetry: October 2018

South Downs Poetry Festival presents THE BLOOD JET OF POETRY Sunday 28 October 6.30 – 9.30pm The Square Tower Broad Street, Portsmouth PO1 2ND A celebration of words, music and song from acclaimed and multi-prizewinning SPRING POETS with live music from LES KAZOOS D’AMOUR and WORDBASS Marianne Barber, Denise Bennett (Inaugural Hamish Canham Prize) Robyn Bolam (Hampshire Poet 2018), Lydia Fulleylove (Two Ravens Press) Eve … Continue reading The Blood Jet of Poetry: October 2018

Isle of Wight: Zones of Avoidance – May 2018

Thursday 10 May 7.30 – 9.30pm Quay Arts Newport Isle of Wight PO30 5BD Tickets: £10 Box Office: 01983 822490 http://www.quayarts.org/events/ ZONES OF AVOIDANCE The next performance of  award-winning Zones of Avoidance will take place at Quay Arts, a lovely arts centre in Newport Harbour on the Isle of Wight. Zones of Avoidance explores a mother’s quest to understand her daughter’s descent into addiction. At the heart of the … Continue reading Isle of Wight: Zones of Avoidance – May 2018

THE IMP OF THE PERVERSE – Creative Writing Workshop

Saturday 17th February 2018 2 – 4.30pm 20 places Menuhin Theatre, Third Floor, Portsmouth Central Library £6 – TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM E mail: hookedonwords@gmail.com 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