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Saturday 2 March : Pant workshop on ‘winter landscapes’

Poetry workshop with Marion Cockin & Simon Fletcher. Meet at the village hall, Pant, near Oswestry, SY10 9QG, 10am–4pm.

This workshop will focus on the varied landscapes of the countryside in winter. The walk will be on Crickheath Common with its views of the Berwyn Mountains. Refreshments will be provided but bring your own lunch and suitable clothing.

For further info contact Simon on 01691 831463 or via the website. Tickets £20/£15.

Wednesday 6 March : Poets, Prattlers & Pandemonialist – Manchester

Emma Purshouse will be appearing with Poets, Prattlers & Pandemonialists as they perform the show they took to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017. What happens when three poets who enjoy having a pint together decide to put on a show? An evening of poetry like you’ve never seen before.

Ages 18+. May contain language.

Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LW.

Wednesday 6th March, 7.30 pm.

Tickets £9, available here…

Thursday 7 March : Poets, Prattlers & Pandemonialists – Shrewsbury

Emma Purshouse will be appearing with Poets, Prattlers & Pandemonialists (see above) at St Nicholas Café Bar, 24 Castle Street, Shrewsbury SY1 2BQ.

Thursday 7th March, 7.30 pm.

Suggested donation £5.

Friday 8 March : The Visible & the Invisible – disability and creativity (London)

Kuli Kohli will be reading in a panel event for three Stairs and Whispers writers, talking about the book but also their individual work as writers. Greenwich University, London. 10am–1pm. Students and others welcome.

Monday 11 March : Bradford Beehive Poets

Emma Purshouse and Steve Pottinger will be guest readers at Bradford Beehive Poets, 171 Westgate, Bradford BD1 3AA.

Monday 11th March, 8 pm for 8.30 pm start.

Tuesday 12 March : ‘City Voices’

‘City Voices’ with Paul Harvey, Ruth Parker, Brian Dakin, Marion Cockin & Steve Pottinger.

Tuesday 12th March, 7.30–9pm, at The Light House, Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT.

Tickets £ 3 on the door.

Saturday 16 March : ‘Country Voices’

‘Country Voices’ with Stephen Clarke, Nellie Cole & David Bingham at the Meadow Inn, Buildwas Road, Ironbridge, TF8 7BJ.

Saturday 16th March, 2.30–4pm.

Tickets £4 on the door. Join us for an entertaining afternoon by the river.

Saturday 16 March : Linda Nevill’s Meet the Artist

Jane Seabourne and Emma Purshouse will be reading poems at Linda Nevill’s Meet the Artist event, RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham B3 1SA.

Free event.

The etchings in this exhibition are inspired by Jane’s and Emma’s poems.

Drop-in, meet-the-artist sessions 11–1 and 2–4 pm.
Poetry reading 2–2.30pm.

The exhibition is on now and runs until 30 March.

Thursday 21 March : Workers’ Educational Association/World Poetry Day

Workers’ Educational Association/World Poetry Day: Ros Woolner and Kuli Kohli will be taking part in a free event of poetry workshops and readings at the Arena Theatre, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SE.

Thursday 21st March, 10.30–2.30.

Includes a free lunch. Numbers will be limited so if you’re interested in joining in please contact:

Saturday 23 March : Workshop on ‘Japanese Forms’ (haiku, tanka & haibun)

Simon Fletcher will be running a workshop on ‘Japanese Forms’ (haiku, tanka & haibun) with David Bingham in the JRR Tolkien Room, City Central Library, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3RS.

Saturday 23rd March, 10.30 am –1 pm. Tickets £7/£5 available on the door or to reserve email:

West Midland poets and writers are welcome to come along to find out more and have a go at writing these intriguing forms of poetry. Offa’s Press is publishing a collection of ‘Japanese poetry forms’ in October 2019.

Monday 25 March : Verbatim Poetry

Emma Purshouse will be the guest poet at Verbatim Poetry, Riffles, 3 The High Street, Welshpool SY21 7JF.

Monday 25th March, 7.30 pm.

£3 (includes free drink & refreshment). Open mic slots available on the night. Everyone welcome.

Wednesday 27 March : Talisman Poetry and Spoken Word

Emma Purshouse and Steve Pottinger will be the headline poets at Talisman Poetry and Spoken Word, The Copper Bar, 38 Castle Street, Swansea SA1 1HZ.

Wednesday 27th March, 8 pm.

Free event.

Thursday 28 March (to be confirmed) : Leominster Library

Emma Purshouse will be reading alongside fellow Poetry on Loan postcard poets Jonny Fluffypunk and Sara-Jane Arbury at Leominster Library, 8 The Buttercross, Leominster HR6 8BN.

Thursday 28th March, 7 pm. Details to be confirmed. 

Saturday 30 March : War & Women of Punjabi Cultures and Partition

War & Women of Punjabi Cultures and Partition. Kuli Kohli will be reading her poems and talking about the partition of India and its effects on Punjabi women with the Punjabi Women’s Writing Group. The Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry SY11 1RB.

Saturday 30th March , 11–1 pm.

Free women’s-only event.