Scarily brilliant comedy, magic music, plenty of poetry and a kerfuffle of fairy cakes, as the second of Clerkenwell ARTSlab’s autumn season at the Betsey Trotwood on 24 October welcomes
DAN ANTOPOLSKI – funny grey matter
GABRIEL MORENO – the beating heart of poetry
SOME THINGS – Chris Dowding and Ben Higham blow things
ELLA ROAD – new tracks
CATH DRAKE – award winning words
JASH SALTER – rising agent
DIEGO BROWN AND THE GOOD FAIRY – icing https://www.facebook.com/events/2214955142063572/
Come and celebrate Peter Daniel’s new book ‘Season in Eden’ in the gorgeous recently refurbished Hoxton Hall on 21 October with poets Peter Daniels (obviously), Alison Winch, Kate Potts, John Hegley and me.
Three new poems of mine from my new sequences about … a girl that can fly… is being published by Oklahoma State University’s Cimarron Review literary journal in the Fall edition: https://cimarronreview.com/ The first of these poems to be published!
At the John Hegley hosted extravaganza on Monday 23rd November at the Betsy Trotswood in Farringdon, the fantastic ‘house band’ Diego Brown and the Good Fairy are back plus the amazing oddball comic Andrew Bailey It’s gonna be a pre-Xmas humdinger! Bring your dancing shoes too.
Monday 23rd Dec 8.45pm Door Entry £8 / £5 (I think!)
The Betsey Trotwood 56 Farringdon Road Clerkenwell London EC1R 3BL
It was special reading at Love House, University of Western Australia with huge thanks especially to Kevin Gillam for sharing his fantastic poetry (his next collection is going be one to get) and his cello playing which really made it special. Presented by UWA and Well Versed.
Two fab workshops to come to .. and a reading tbc in Perth Western Australia soon. Hold the beach, sunshine and smiling faces…
Shake it up!
Break your habits, reshuffle the deck, change your angle, throw the balls in the air – try some new approaches that might just give you new ways into writing or a fresh voice. London-based poet Cath Drake, will lead you through a fun bundle of upside down and sideways writing prompts to work your creative writing muscle. Feel free to bring along topics or ideas you’re already writing about and we’ll shake them up! Suitable for all levels of poetry and prose writers.
17 October 1.30-4.30pm
FAWWA writing workshop in their gorgeous Swanbourne heritage house
A workshop of reading and discussing contemporary UK poets – prize winners, established masters and newcomers making waves – to inspire your reading and writing. If there’s time and inclination we’ll do a quick writing exercise at the end or over lunch for those who want to stick around Meeting at the Fremantle Arts Centre cafe. Contact Julie Watts from Oota writer’s group or let me know if you are coming and pay on the day: https://cathdrake.com/contact-me/ Limited numbers. Friday 9th October 10-12, $15.
Submerge in poetry
London-based poet, Cath Drake reads from her new half-collection Sleeping with Rivers which won the UK Mslexia/Seren poetry prize. She’s joined by multi-award winning Perth poet Kevin Gillam whose publishing credits include three full collections and three chapbooks. Kevin inspired Cath in the early stages of her writing.
When: Thursday 15th October, 1-2pm
Then join us for tea at 2pm on the verandah (sorry, no food is allowed in the room but you can bring your lunch to have with our tea on the verandah if you wish.)