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Online Now : ‘Black Country Wonder Woman’

‘Black Country Wonder Woman’ by Kuli Kohli is a commissioned long-form poem exploring the anxiety of giving birth to a premature baby at a time of crisis. With beats and rap verses by her son Akaash. You can listen to the poem here: https://bit.ly/3819jIP

‘In the Sticks’ update

There is a new virtual workshop about ‘woodlands and forestry’ in the Wyre Forest on the ‘In the Sticks’ website. Have a go and see what you can come up with or just enter the quiz for which there is a prize!

In The Sticks

Advent Calendar

Do check out the wonderful Advent calendar on the Offa’s Press home page compiled by Cherry Doyle & Kuli Kohli!

WoLF competition

The Wolverhampton Literature Festival poetry competition is open for entries until 31st December. The judge is Liz Berry and the theme is ‘Aspects of Love’.

For more details see: http://www.wolvesliteraturefestival.co.uk/competition.html

Sunday December 6 : ‘Winter Poetry Workshop’

‘Winter Poetry Workshop’ with Emma Purshouse and Steve Pottinger. Join performance poets Steve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse for a morning of online creativity. Write poetry with added sparkle, shimmer and shine. Have a go at creating a triolet, and enjoy the opportunity write about a favourite green space in its winter attire.

A fun and friendly session with experienced workshop facilitators. 10.30 a.m. to 12 p.m. £2.50.

Booking link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4835978?date=2288972

Tuesday December 8 : ‘Virtual Voices’

‘Virtual Voices’ with Colin Wells, Gracey Bee, Garrie Fletcher, Kuli Kohli & David Bingham, 7.30-9pm, MC Simon Fletcher. 
If you want to attend you can sign in from 7pm but we are asking for a small contribution at the end so please go to the shop page offaspress.co.uk/shop and click on the Paypal button. There is a scroll down list of options. Thanks.

Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81990543274?pwd=U1VBWmNNbjM4aHFxeVUxOTZmeU5yZz09

Monday December 14 : ‘Winter Poetry Workshop’

‘Winter Poetry Workshop’ with Emma Purshouse and Steve Pottinger. Join performance poets Steve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse for a second morning of December creativity.

Have a go at creating verse suitable for turning into shape, visual or concrete poetry with a wintery feel.  A fun and friendly session with experienced workshop facilitators. A fun and friendly session with experienced workshop facilitators.

10.30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Want to join in?  £2.50.

Booking link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4836005?date=2288974

Monday December 14 : ‘Boundary Way’s Poetry Premiere’

‘Boundary Way’s Poetry Premiere’ will be hosted by Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists, featuring Kuli Kohli, Santosh K Dary and Priyanka Joshi from the Punjabi Women’s Writers’ Group, at 7.30 p.m.

Free online event (Zoom) but places must be reserved in advance: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4836017

A new Bert Flitcroft collection

And news from Staffordshire, Bert Flitcroft has got a new collection, Just Asking, from Dempsey & Windle, 75pp, £10. To get hold of a copy email Bert at bflitcroft@btinternet.com or approach Dempsey & Windle www.dempseyandwindle.com