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Poetry Spa Day - celebrating wellness through poetry and reading June 2019
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Poetry Spa Day - celebrating wellness through poetry and reading June 2019

Welcome to the Poetry Spa - enjoy a wonderfully inspiring day devoted to poetry with the 'Emergency Poet' Deborah Alma and former Poet Laureate of Birmingham Roz Goddard in these historic surroundings.


Back by popular demand - please note that this is a repeat of our March event


Receive a free copy of 'Dirty Laundry', the much-celebrated daring and honest poetry book by Deborah Alma, and a Reading Spa gift pack as part of your ticket price and prepare for friendly discussions, absorption in poetry, a writing workshop and glorious afternoon tea.


Start the day gently with a spell of silent reading. Join a small group of other bookish people to experience the benefits of concentrated reading in quiet, conducive surroundings. We’ll be withdrawing to contemplate and read in a specially set up room. Bring your own text or borrow one on the day.


'Writing can be good for you' - this workshop is a gentle introduction into writing the self through poetry. Through a series of enjoyable exercises, sharing poetic texts and conversation, you will be helped to transform some of the material of the self into imaginative writing; focusing on the positive, to help achieve self-acceptance, calm and to be properly in the moment. There will be no pressure to share your writing. Just bring yourself.


Also on offer are a limited number of 15 minute poetry consultations from the Emergency Poet, a poetic first-aid service prescribing poems as cures, plus a free anthology to take away. (You can choose to book one of these when you buy your ticket - you will also be able to attend the rest of the first session as described below).


The day at a glance:
10.00 - 12.00 Roz Goddard hosts a silent reading spa session with poetry aplenty, mindful reading and meditation and a discussion in the cafe to follow (while Deborah Alma also offers the pre-booked poetry on prescription consultations)
12.00 - 1.00 Lunch: not included - but lots of options around B&MI
1.00 - 3.00 'Writing can be good for you' poetry workshop with Deborah
3.00 - 3.30 Afternoon tea with cake - included in the ticket price
3.30 - 4.00 Roz hosts an in-conversation with Deborah about her work, with readings

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Tongues of Fire Writing Workshop 3
May
4
12:30 PM12:30

Tongues of Fire Writing Workshop 3

In the third of a series of writing workshops which explore writing in voices other than our own, we will be looking at creating both the outer and inner voices of characters. The workshops will culminate in June with a sharing of writing produed in the workshops at an Open Poetry Event.

The workshops are open to writers in all genres and styles.

Cost: £10
Workshop leader: David Calcutt

If you wish to book a place, please email David Calcutt on: davidcalcutt@gmail.com

Thank you.

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Birmingham Literature Festival 2018
Oct
4
to Oct 14

Birmingham Literature Festival 2018

Welcome to the October 2018 Birmingham Literature Festival!

@BhamLitFest are delighted to present 10 days of inspiring, thought-provoking and entertaining events in venues across Birmingham city centre, which not only showcase great books and writers from the UK and abroad, but also create space to bring people together for great conversation and ideas.

Our programme is packed with events celebrating words, books and ideas in many forms. We've sought out the most exciting up-and-coming writers alongside well-established names, with events including panel discussions, author talks and new book launches, writing workshops, nature walks and a trip on-board a narrowboat. Performance also plays a huge part in this year’s festival, with shows that fuse theatre, music and storytelling, and others that combine poetry and even live cooking on stage. 

As part of this year’s festival, it has also been a joy to work with journalist and writer Sathnam Sanghera who has curated some very special events with key writers from the West Midlands, about which you can see more below.
We hope you feel as excited by this programme as we are, and we look forward to seeing you in October.
 

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Apples & Snakes Write Ins: Birmingham
Jun
27
10:00 AM10:00

Apples & Snakes Write Ins: Birmingham

Apples and Snakes are official partners for this year's National Writing Day (27th June if you didn't already know).

In celebration of writing and writers everywhere, we are opening up our regional office at Impact HUB Birmingham to invite writers of all ages and levels to come and use the space to write for the day. Prompts and writing activities if needed will be supplied by Poets Place's Jasmine Gardosi.

Prompts will also be available online so follow @ApplesandSnakes or @applesMidlands on Twitter between 10am and 6pm for writing gems :)

If you're feeling brave, share some of your work at Impact Hub's Poetry Pot Luck Lunch special. Bring a dish too if you're really willing to share.

Come write pretty words with Apples and Snakes.
#NWD2018

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 Brum Poetry Stanza
Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

Brum Poetry Stanza

Brum Stanza is run on a monthly basis,  free to attend, and is open to all poetry lovers and practitioners from expert to beginner!

Run by former poet laureate Roz Goddard on a monthly basis, there will be poetry workshops, visits from poets and poetry publishers, opportunities to improve your performance of poetry and much more!

This is a free event with no need to book, just join us in store!

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Brum Poetry Stanza
Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

Brum Poetry Stanza

Brum Stanza is run on a monthly basis,  free to attend, and is open to all poetry lovers and practitioners from expert to beginner!

Run by former poet laureate Roz Goddard on a monthly basis, there will be poetry workshops, visits from poets and poetry publishers, opportunities to improve your performance of poetry and much more!

This is a free event with no need to book, just join us in store!

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