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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.

Saturday April 6 : ‘The Poetry of Worcestershire’

‘The Poetry of Worcestershire’ writing workshop with Michael W. Thomas and Simon Fletcher.

The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PD.

Saturday April 6th 11am-1pm.

Tickets £5 on the day. For further information contact:

Tuesday April 9 : ‘City Voices’

‘City Voices’ with Kenton Samuels, Nirmal Orjally, Rob Francis, Nellie Cole & Brendan Hawthorne.

Tuesday April 9th 7.30-9pm, at The Light House, Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT.

Tickets £ 3 on the door.

Wednesday April 10 : ‘Permission to Speak’

‘Permission to Speak’ at Stourbridge. Simon Fletcher will be reading his work along with Offa’s poets Ros Woolner, John Woodall, Nellie Cole & Jeff Phelps at Claptrap the Venue, 108a High St, Stourbridge, DY8 1EE.

Wednesday April 10th 8pm.

Free event.

Wednesday April 10 : ‘Write and Release’

‘Write and Release’. Emma Purshouse and Steve Pottinger are featured artists at this event at the Spring Bank Arts Centre, Spring Bank, New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire SK22 4BH.

Wednesday April 10th 7.30pm.

Poetry and prose open mic opportunities are available.

Thursday April 11 : ‘Well Spoken’

‘Well Spoken’. Emma Purshouse and Steve Pottinger are featured artists at this free event at Doncaster Brewery, 7 Young Street, Doncaster DN1 3EL.

Thursday April 11th at 7.30pm.

Open mic opportunities are available.

Friday April 12 : ‘Vaisakhi’

‘Vaisakhi’ with Kuli Kohli and the Punjabi Women’s Writing group, Friday April 12th 3.30-4.30pm.

Central Library, Snow Hill, Wolverhampton, WV1 1AX.

Free event.

Saturday April 20 : ‘Country Voices’

‘Country Voices’ with Lizzie Prudence, Bo Crowder & Kerry Hadley at the Meadow Inn, Buildwas Road, Ironbridge, TF8 7BJ.

Saturday April 20th 2.30-4pm.

Tickets £4 on the door.

Join us for an entertaining afternoon by the river.

Sunday April 21 : Workshop on Japanese forms of poetry

Workshop on Japanese forms of poetry. David Bingham will be leading a workshop for the forthcoming Offa’s Press Anthology of Haiku, Tanka and Haibun written by people in the West Midlands. Green Wood Hall, Ironbridge.

Sunday April 21st 1-4pm.

If you are interested, contact David at

Thursday April 25 : ‘A Spring Literary Festival’

Stone Scribblers present ‘A Spring Literary Festival’. Emma Purshouse and Steve Pottinger are guest readers at this event at Stone Library, High Street, Stone, Staffs ST15 8AT.

Thursday April 25th 7.30-9.30pm.

Free event.

Saturday May 4 : Pant poetry workshop

Pant poetry workshop with Simon Fletcher and Nellie Cole on ‘Flowers, herbs & folklore’, 10am-4pm. This workshop will focus on writing poetry about wild plants, medicinal and otherwise. Refreshments will be provided but bring your own lunch and suitable clothing.

We shall be having our picnic in Mr Williams’s meadow. Meet at Pant Memorial Hall, Pant, near Oswestry, SY10 9QG.

Tickets £20/£15.