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
I’m humbled to be shortlisted for the Manchester Poetry Prize for a small portfolio of poems.
I’ll be reading at the gala event with the others shortlisted in the poetry and short story awards on 27 October in Manchester – details here. Free but booking essential.
You can read the shortlisted poems and stories here
The finalists with winner, Lucy Igrams, centre front.
Two fab workshops to come to .. and a reading tbc in Perth Western Australia soon. Hold the beach, sunshine and smiling faces…
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.)
I’ll be running two workshops: Wild Writing (Friday) and Creative Conversations (Sunday), plus giving a reading on Friday and Sat nights. Lots of fun to be had at Buddhafield Festival!
15-19th July 2015
Writers’ cauldron writer’s group workshops – stirring up the magic!
I’m developing a group who meet regularly to write together – workshops with short bursts of writing from creative and sensory prompts to keep the pen moving in an uninterrupted space to write, become inspired, find new unexpected directions and generate new work and ideas. The fast past helps leave behind the conscious, the critical. Sharing \ reading within the group helps stir the cauldron too. They’ll be no criticism or analysis on the writing so that our creativity can flow better. I’ve had writers in the workshop who have found the start of a novel and won a prize for a poem they wrote generated from the workshop. We are meeting in London and I’m thinking of setting up an online version soon too.
Message me for dates and info: https://cathdrake.com/contact-me/