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April’s events

Thank you to everyone who came to our packed calendar of poetry events this April, whether it was the Salt Publishing reading at Beaconsfield’s library (with poets Liane Strauss, Tim Dooley and Chris Emery), or Tori Truslow’s poetry workshop, or our regular poetry & open mic night which has relocated to the Jolly Cricketers in Seer Green (with featured readings by Jonathan Steffen, Tori Truslow and Christine Webb). The event was reviewed by Melanie Gow for Annexe magazine.

We hope to see you at the next Poetry & Open Mic night at the Jolly Cricketers which will take place on 18 June, 7pm, with featured readings by James Byrne,Kayo Chingonyi, Kirsten Irving, and Emily Hasler!

Below are some pictures of the April events:

Picture of library event taken by Caroline Ing

Carolin Ing took this picture of the Library event!

The crowd at Beaconsfield’s library

Jonathan Steffen at the Jolly Cricketers

John Mason reading in the open mic

Tori Truslow reading at the Jolly Cricketers

Christine Webb reading at the Jolly Cricketers

A pamphlet printed especially for the poetry and open mic night at the Jolly Cricketers

Chris Emery, Salt Publishing’s director, reads from his latest collection of poetry ‘The Departure’

Tim Dooley reads at Beaconsfield Library

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Poetry Workshop: 29 April

I’m very happy to announce that a poetry workshop will take place on Sunday 29th April 2-4pm at the Reading Room in Old Beaconsfield.

The workshop will be led by Tori Truslow, an experienced poetry workshop leader and it promises to be fun for all ages and abilities. By the end of the workshop you will have written a brand new poem and, should you wish to do so, you’d be very welcome to read it at The Jolly Cricketers the following night.
The workshop costs £12 (or £10 for concessions or if you book online). Coffee and tea are included in the price.
Here is the blurb:
Discover new ground in this boundary-crossing poetry workshop, taking inspiration from maps. Poet Tori Truslow will guide participants through a series of games, exercises and discussions, looking at how poetry can bring together the known and the unknown, fact and fantasy. The workshop will encourage poets to act as map-makers, investigating the borderlands between experience and imagination as they consider how to explore themselves in words. Participants will produce a draft map poem and will receive advice on how to develop it, with the chance to share and receive feedback from the group in a constructive environment. All ages welcome!
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A workshop and a Review

Mary reading in November (that's James lurking in the background...)

The lovely James Webster, who came to read at our last two events, has posted a review of our November reading! You can find it here with a summary of each reader (what a memory!) He says some rather sweet things:

There’s something wonderfully quaint about Claire Trévien’s Beaconsfield based poetry night. Maybe it’s the gorgeous surroundings of the Royal Standard of England (oldest alehouse in England apparently) with its warren of low-ceilinged rooms. Maybe it’s the charmingly mixed audience, comprising all different ages and a mix of locals and visitors. Maybe it’s Claire’s glittering hosting. It’s a very relaxed, supportive and fun environment in which to enjoy some poetry.

Summary: a fun, welcoming and moving night, with plenty of different voices, in a warm and inviting venue. If you feel like venturing out to the sticks for some poetry, definitely check it out.

A reminder: our next two events are on 24th and 30th April, and you can find more details below.

And! As if that weren’t enough, the fantastic Tori Truslow will be giving a workshop on Sunday 29th April, 2-4pm in the Reading Room, Old Beaconsfield. All ages and abilities are welcome and you should emerge from the session with a brand new piece of poetry you can share (should you dare!) at the open mic the following night. Booking for this event will open soon.

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Line-Up Announcement

I’m very excited to announce that poets Simon Barraclough, Dan Holloway, Jill Wallis, and Laila Sumpton will be reading at our next event on 23rd November 2011. Posts will be appearing in the run up to the evening introducing you to these poets, so keep your eyes peeled!

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Fast Culture #2

We have a date! Put it into your diaries. The next Poetry & Open Mic night will be on:

Wednesday 23rd November 2011

Same start time of 7pm!



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We look forward to meeting you at the Royal Standard of England,

19th October 2011 from 7pm

6 Days to Go!

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