Many thanks to poets David Duncombe and Alan Baker for a hugely enjoyable evening of poetry, which they translated from Spanish and French. It was a fascinating way to spend an evening.
Huge congratulations to our lovely member David Duncombe for winning first prize in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Competition with his poem Mam Tor, January. It is a very well-deserved win!
What a fabulous evening of poetry we had with Pam Thompson (l) and Deborah Tyler-Bennett (r) at Waterstones. With many thanks to both of them!
Many thanks to poet Matt Black for his highly entertaining show ‘The Snoopy Question’ – what a fabulous way to spend a Saturday afternoon! If you missed the show then you can catch it at the following venues:
“Excited to be doing double-bill evenings of 2 barking shows, myself with story/comedy/poetry show “The Snoopy Question” and the wonderful storyteller Maria Whatton with a great shaggy dog story” –
KENILWORTH Oct 19th, 7.30pm Tree House Bookshop, 4 The Square, Kenilworth CV8 1EB
BURTON Oct 23rd, 7.30pm Brewhouse Arts Centre, Union St, Burton on Trent, DE14 1AA
ALREWAS Nov 29th, 7.30pm The Bank Coffee House, Main St, Alrewas, DE13 7AE
BELPER Nov 30th, 7.30pm Number 28 Cafe, 28 Market Place, Belper DE56 1FZ (just myself)
The Snoopy Question
What happens when a man starts to think that dogs have the answer to all our problems? Starts to think he is a dog? What are dogs really like? Is it time for you to find your inner dog? A crazy canine journey into your own self with cheap props, a wild story, excellent poems, and Snoopy’s answer to world peace. Inspired by Lola (a rescue dog from Ireland) and current dog research, you’ll learn about dogs’ eyebrow techniques, how to talk to dogs nicely, and what percentage dog you are.
Comedy, science and poetry collide
City of Dogs
Imagine you wake up and realise you have a waggy tail and astonishing sense of smell. Maria Whatton takes us through a panorama of dog stories that land her behind bars forced to examine what really makes a dog a human’s best friend.
The Snoopy Question – show touring 2019-20
The Storm Officer – play touring 2020
What the Portuguese Water Spaniel Makes of Social Media
– book of dog poems coming out 2020
Tales from the Leaking Boot – travel haiku, Iron Press, 2018
Derbyshire Poet Laureate 2011-2013
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Coming up soon we have a poetry event hosted by Nottingham Poetry Society member Cathy Grindrod.
On Friday 5th July at 7.30pm at St Martin’s Church, Bilborough, NG8 3BH, there will be a performance by Bilborough Friday Writing Group (which Cathy facilitates).
Cathy will also be performing her own work, as will Henry Normal, (poet and BAFTA winning co-writer of TV shows including Mrs Merton and the Royle Family). So this is a chance to hear from two award winning writers, as well as give your support to new and emerging writers.
It promises to be a ‘fun-filled evening of poems, stories and chat, refreshments and good company!’ What more could we ask for? Well it’s a free event! All welcome. Just turn up on the night.
Many thanks to our poets D A Prince (l) and Maria Taylor (r) who treated us to a wonderful evening of poetry last night at Five Leaves bookshop!
We had a fantastic afternoon yesterday at our 4th NPS Poetry Slam where we enjoyed listening to a wide range of poetry. Thank you to all 12 of our competitors – you are absolute stars! Our thanks also go to the lovely Leanne Moden for judging. Our very worthy winners for 2019 are (drumroll please!) in 3rd place, Hilary Cave, in 2nd place, Matt Miller, and in 1st place, Elizabeth Sanders. Congratulations one and all.