Saturday, July 22, 2006
BRADFORD ON AVON ARTS FESTIVAL: poetry events including Open Mic
Bradford-on-Avon Arts Festival 2006 : BOAAF2006 WEBSITE
Bradford-on-Avon Arts Festival 2006 : BOAAF2006 pdf Brochure
POETRY READINGS & OPEN MIC information
follows after workshops information
POETRY WORKSHOPS at Ale & Porter Arts Sunday 1st October
Ale & Porter : Ale & Porter WEBSITE
Ale & Porter : multimap
Ale & Porter : Streetmap
The current exhibition: "JOURNALS" is highly recommended:
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PUBLISHING YOUR POETRY with Carrie Etter from 10 - 12 p.m.
Carrie will be doing 20 minute tutorials on publishing poems.
Participants should bring 3-4 printed pages of poetry they'd like to publish. If you'd like any further details please feel free to e-mail carrie at:
carrie [dot] etter@gmail [dot] com
American expat Carrie Etter teaches as Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and as a tutor for The Poetry School. She has published hundreds of poems internationally in 'The Forward Book of Poetry 2005', 'The New Republic', 'New Writing 14', 'Poetry Review', 'The Rialto', 'The Times Literary Supplement', and other journals and anthologies. Her Blog site
DEMYSTIFYING HAIKU: HOW TO WRITE AND PUBLISH HAIKU
with Alan Summers from 2 - 4 p.m.
This is a relaxed group workshop introducing haiku.
You are most welcome to bring copies of favourite haiku poems to share.
Alan Summers is a Japan Times Award-winning poet, published in over fourteen countries.
Alan is also a visiting tutor for The Poetry School.
Alan's website: WITH WORDS
WORKSHOP FEES: Both Carrie and Alan's workshops are £10 per person, with a minimum enrollment of five people.
HOW TO BOOK TICKETS
Tickets are available from the
Bradford-on-Avon Tourist Information Centre (TIC).
The Tourist Information Centre is open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tel. No. 01225 865 797
ALE & PORTER ARTS current exhibition "JOURNALS":
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========POETRY READING with OPEN MIC========
OPEN MIC FOR BOTH POETS & MUSICIANS
Thursday 28th September 8pm
FREE EVENT: at The George on Woolley Street
The Guest poets:
Matt Bryden teaches English as a Foreign Language in Bath and has work in current issues of The Interpreter's House and Smiths Knoll and forthcoming New Welsh Review.
American expat Carrie Etter teaches as Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and as a tutor for The Poetry School. She has published hundreds of poems internationally in 'The Forward Book of Poetry 2005', 'The New Republic', 'New Writing 14', 'Poetry Review', 'The Rialto', 'The Times Literary Supplement', and other journals and anthologies. Her Blog
Karen Hoy is interested in human beings as part of the natural world, and this is revealed through both her film-making and her poetry readings & events. Gilded Lily Productions
Alan Summers fresh from the Bristol Poetry Festival.
"astonishingly moving haiku" and "widely known haiku poet...as dry as vintage champagne" YOMIURI SHIMBUN (Japan, and the world's largest newspaper circulation).
Alan is published in The Iron Book of British Haiku; The New Haiku; Haiku World: an international poetry almanac; Haiga - illustrated haiku poems; Haiku Anthology of the European Union, thanks to the French-Japanese Sasakawa Foundation.
Anyone interested in signing up for the OPEN MIC just tell us on the night, and don't worry, the theme isn't compulsary for you!
VENUE WEBSITE: The George on Woolley Street.
About The George Pub, described by one regular
unreconstructed and comfortable...where I can relax without any pressure and enjoy the conversation or listen to the music, whatever takes my fancy
*******************MAPs & INFO ***************************
MAPS to show Bradford-on-Avon and its Art Galleries :
Click onto the little green box and check out the Art House Co-Operative, which is opposite Ale & Porter. The Art House are still showing their Summer exhibition for a while longer: recommended.
If you are arriving by train, the first art gallery you will come across is The Bay Tree art gallery which also has a useful map on their site, and worth a visit in itself. Say hello to Jane Gibson who is the wonderful gallery owner! The Bay Tree is both close to the train station and next to the Green where the Tourist Information Centre is based. Jane's current exhibition is in full swing, and is highly recommended too!
The Bay Tree Gallery
TIC: How to get to Bradford on Avon & Parking
Map showing the George on Woolley Street Map