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30 September to 2 November : Jeff Phelps’ work at the VAN Gallery

Jeff Phelps’ work is being included in an exhibition called ‘Encounters – Conversations in Art and Poetry’ at the VAN Gallery, middle level, Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury.

30th September to 2nd November, open 10.30am-4.30pm.


Saturday November 2 : Poetry Workshop

Poetry workshop, ‘Preparing for Winter’, with Jeff Phelps & Simon Fletcher (10am-4pm) at Pant village hall, Pant near Oswestry, SY10 9QG.

This workshop will focus on writing poetry about how we prepare for winter. Includes a gentle walk around the village. 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.

Saturday November 2 : ‘Offa’s Heads’

‘Offa’s Heads’, 7.15-8.30 Chancellor’s Hall, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SE.

David, Emma, Jane, John, Nick & Marion at their comic best.

Tickets available here…

Sunday November 3 : Peace Celebrations

Kuli Kohli will be taking part in the Peace Celebrations with a reading, 1-2pm, at Coventry Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry, CV1 1FY.

A free ‘Poetry on Loan’ supported event with the Rainbow Poets.

Tuesday November 12 : ‘City Voices’

‘City Voices’ with Paul Harvey, Jane James and Michael W. Thomas plus the launch of The Poetry of Worcestershire, a new anthology from Offa’s Press.

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

Tickets £ 3 on the door.

Friday November 15 : ‘Poetry in the Garden’

‘Poetry in the Garden’. Bert Flitcroft is running a poetry/writing workshop at The Dorothy Clive Garden, Willoughbridge, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 4EU.

Friday November 15th, 10am to 3pm.

Tickets: £40 from or phone 01630 647237. Price includes entry to the garden.

Saturday November 16 : ‘Country Voices’

‘Country Voices’ with Mollie Bolt, Brendan Hawthorne & Michael W. Thomas, at the Meadow Inn, Buildwas Road, Ironbridge, TF8 7BJ, 2.30-4pm.

Tickets £4 on the door.

Tuesday November 19 : Poetry of Worcestershire Launch

Poetry of Worcestershire launch with Heather Wastie, Michael W. Thomas, Simon Fletcher & the Worcestershire poets.

Tuesday November 19th, 6-7pm, Kidderminster Library, Market St, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1AB.

Free event and all welcome.

Sunday November 24 : Shrewsbury Literature Festival ‘Brunch’

Shrewsbury Literature Festival ‘Brunch’, 11am-1pm, Green House Cafe, 1 Milk St, Shrewsbury, SY1 1SZ.

Offa’s Press is this year’s featured press and manager Simon Fletcher will introduce poets Nellie Cole, Kuli Kohli & Emma Purshouse.

For further info:

Tuesday November 26 : ‘Let’s Talk Poetry’

‘Let’s Talk Poetry’. Bert Flitcroft will be running a poetry discussion workshop as part of The Word Poetry Festival.

Tuesday November 26th, 10.30am to midday at Lichfield Cathedral, 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD.

Tickets cost £5 and must be booked in advance from (under ‘The Word’ tab).

Tuesday November 26 : ‘Poetry by Candlelight’

‘Poetry by Candlelight’. Bert Flitcroft will be reading at an extended evensong service during The Word Poetry Festival at Lichfield Cathedral, 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD.

Free event. Check the cathedral website for times etc: (under ‘The Word’ tab).

Wednesday November 27 : ‘Reuse Reduce Recycle’

‘Reuse Reduce Recycle’ creative writing workshop with Emma Purshouse as part of The Word Poetry Festival. A workshop designed to get you creating and writing poetry making use of newspaper stories, magazine articles and old books as a basis for inspiration.

Wednesday November 27th, 10.30am to midday at Lichfield Cathedral, 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD.

Tickets cost £5 and must be booked in advance from (under ‘The Word’ tab).

Wednesday November 27 : Writing Workshop

Bert Flitcroft will be running a writing workshop for sixth-form pupils as part of The Word Poetry Festival in Lichfield.

Please contact him for further information: 

Saturday November 30 : Worcester Arts Workshop

The Poetry of Worcestershire launch at Worcester Arts Workshop, cafe/ bar area, featuring the Worcestershire poets, 2-3pm.

21, Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH.

Free event & all welcome. For more information go to:

Sunday December 1 : Ripening Cherries Launch

Cannon Poets launch event for Ripening Cherries from 3.30pm, at The Moseley Exchange, The Post Office Building, 149-153, Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8JP.

It’s on bus routes 35 and 50 from Moor Street Station and there’s a public car park opposite.