First Thoughts Returning We Hear the Larks

with SARA-JANE ARBURY, STEPHANIE BOXALL, ANN CULLIS, BELLA ELIOT, MARK ELIOT, BRIAN GOODSELL, DAWN GORMAN, CAROLINE HEATON, ANDREW LAWRENCE, MICHAEL LOVEDAY,  SUE SIMS, BETTY SUCHAR, HARRY THURSTON, SHIRLEY WRIGHT Ann Cullis printed 100 programme sheets for our Remembrance event on Monday night. There were only 12 left at the end.  And I’m not even certain […]

Building Kelston Barn

A chorus for eight voices Many thanks again to the 26 wonderful writers and visitors who created the magical afternoon at William Heath‘s Kelston Barn on Sunday 17th September. Their names appear below this performance poem which I compiled from their collaborative work. We are hoping to have news of the date for the performance […]

Saturday October 7th 2017

WALKING INTO WORDS A workshop for the Bathscape Project given on 17th September 2017 Have just finished and mailed out the group poem which grew from the marvellous writings done in Kelston Barn.  William Heath’s barn is the perfect writing space and had attracted such sensitive, receptive and adventurous writers that the afternoon could hardly […]

Sue Boyle & Safe Passage

Originally posted on Rebecca Gethin:
Sue Boyle is the new Featured Writer. Her latest book, Safe Passage, published by Oversteps Books is heart-achingly beautiful, from the shadowy, sparse lines of the cover (a wood engraving by Aldo Patocchi) to all the poems in the collection. She examines both safe and unsafe passages in this book…

Competition Notes

There are now ten separately themed Pages under the menu heading Judging in Torbay 2016, all designed to help you choose which of your poems to submit, and what it might be useful to think about when getting a poem ready for the post.There is also a Thumbnails page, at the top of the list, […]

In Performance 16th June 2016

It is an extraordinary and magical experience to hear just one of your poems performed by someone as if it were their own. Not, of course, as in plagiarism, but in the sense that any good singer will take complete possession of any song.  When a song comes truly alive, for its duration, the composer […]

Report from the Judenplatz

Drama teachers from Heathfield School and The Space are preparing a new production of Report from the Judenplatz for the Page to Stage Evening at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre in Taunton on Thursday 16th June.  With actors Jerry Hardingham, Carla St. Louis, David Duthie, Aileen St. John, Matt Bryden, Carl Holmes, Peta Braisby, Steph Foster, Leigh […]

Cafe Writing Day 9th April

Exploring Modernism:TWO How were poets of the early twentieth century – who were not ‘war poets’ and did not themselves have first-hand experience of the Great War – to write for the generations in England, Europe and America whose countries were implicated in that slaughter and whose lives were shaped and dominated by that dreadful […]