WRITE TO BE COUNTED – June 2018

SUNDAY 10 JUNE 7.30 – 9.30PM Southsea PO5 2SL Free Event WRITE TO BE COUNTED – An Anthology of Poems to Uphold Human Rights Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan will be hosting a reading from Write to be Counted in his constituency office in Albert Road. Maggie Sawkins will read alongside two of the editors, Kathleen Jones and Nicola Jackson. All the poets in this anthology have put words on … Continue reading WRITE TO BE COUNTED – June 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

Sunday 17th September 2017: Fifty Ways to Fly

SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER THE SQUARE TOWER 7.30 – 10PM Doors 7pm £5 |£4 Launch of  FIFTY WAYS TO FLY – an anthology of poetry and lyrics in support of The British Women’s Pilots Association, featuring over 45 voices and edited by ALISON HILL. Guest Poets include: STEPHEN BOYCE and MATTHEW WEST Music with FLY AWAY PETER. Two poetry workshops on the theme of flying are … Continue reading Sunday 17th September 2017: Fifty Ways to Fly

Sunday 21st May 2017: Ferry Tales

SUNDAY 21 MAY THE SQUARE TOWER 7.30 – 10PM Doors 7pm £4 FERRY TALES Ferry Tales is a group of poets, musicians, writers and a photographer in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight who are running events, exhibitions and workshops for local people on the theme of arrivals and departures in their lives. Poets ROBYN BOLAM  and LYDIA FULLEYLOVE  will be joining MAGGIE SAWKINS and other Portsmouth … Continue reading Sunday 21st May 2017: Ferry Tales

New Directions: Tongues and Grooves in 2017/2018

The growth of open mic opportunities in the Portsmouth area provides Tongues and Grooves with a great opportunity to replace our club nights with a new range of events and activities leading to our 15h birthday in 2018. We particularly look forward to announcing our first International Prose Poetry Prize – to inspire new work from across our community. Keep in touch! CLICK HERE FOR … Continue reading New Directions: Tongues and Grooves in 2017/2018

January to April 2017: I saw my voice – writing for well-being

I SAW MY VOICE  |  WRITING FOR WELL-BEING January to April 2017 Are you interested in working with a writer to find your voice? Join award winning poet Maggie Sawkins for a series of creative writing workshops inspired by Edward King’s paintings of 1940s Portsmouth. The six sessions will be relaxed and supportive as Maggie takes you through warm-ups and exercises to stimulate your imagination … Continue reading January to April 2017: I saw my voice – writing for well-being