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Saturday January 4 : Pant Poetry Workshop

The first Pant workshop of the year will focus on ‘Beginnings’ with Ros Woolner and Simon Fletcher (10am-4pm). We shall get the year under way writing poetry about all sorts of beginnings from life and nature to awareness and relationships. What are you beginning in 2020?

Refreshments will be provided but bring your own lunch and suitable clothing. Meet at Pant Memorial Hall, Pant, near Oswestry, SY10 9QG. Tickets £20/£15. To book a place or for more information contact: info@offaspress.co.uk

Tuesday January 7 : ‘The Poetry Lounge in the Sitting Room’

Cherry Doyle will be a guest poet (alongside Stephen Boyce) at ‘The Poetry Lounge in the Sitting Room’, The Blue Boar, 52 Mill St, Ludlow, SY8 1BB. 7pm for 7.30pm start.

Tickets £5. www.facebook.com/thepoetryloungeludlow

Tuesday January 14 : ’City Voices’

‘City Voices’ with Mark Yates, Veronica Shepherd, Brian Dakin with Tom Stanton, Chris Kinsey & Keith Chandler. The Light House, Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT. 7.30-9pm.

Tickets £3 on the door.

Saturday January 18 : ‘Country Voices’

‘Country Voices’ with Nirmal Orjally, Cherry Doyle & Jeff Phelps at the Meadow Inn, Buildwas Road, Ironbridge, TF8 7BJ, 2.30-4pm.

Tickets £4 on the door. For more info contact Simon Fletcher: http://www.simonfletcher.net

Friday January 31 : Punjabi Women’s Writing Group

Kuli Kohli will be performing with the Punjabi Women’s Writing Group at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DU, 2pm-3pm.

Tickets £3.83 (includes booking fee): http://www.wolvesliteraturefestival.co.uk/events/punjabi-womens-writing-group.html

Sunday February 2 : ‘PoArtry – It’s a Mash-Up’

Ros Woolner will be one of many poets reading at ‘PoArtry – It’s a Mash-Up’. PoArtry is a collaboration project between poets and visual artists culminating in an exhibition of art inspired by art. The poets will be reading 2pm-3pm in the exhibition space at the Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley Street, Wolverhampton WV1 4AN.

Free event. http://www.wolvesliteraturefestival.co.uk/events/poartry–its-a-mash-up.html

Sunday February 2 : ‘Reuse, Reduce, Recycle’

‘Reuse, Reduce, Recycle’ Emma Purshouse and Steve Pottinger will be running a workshop designed to get you creating and writing poetry that makes use of newspaper stories, magazine articles and old books. No experience needed.

Sunday February 2nd, 1pm-3pm at the Gathering Space, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DU.

Tickets £11.37 (includes booking fee): http://www.wolvesliteraturefestival.co.uk/events/reuse-reduce-recycle.html