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Finally, some good news.

Offa’s Press is delighted to announce that it’s been in receipt of some ‘emergency funding’ from Arts Council England and is now in a position, tentatively, to move forward with online activities and publications.

If you have a pamphlet collection ready to go please look at our submissions’ details. Please click on ‘submissions’ above. Other activities will be advertised soon.

Emma Purshouse has written two topical monologues in the style of Joyce Grenfell

Click on the following links to hear her perform them:

‘Reception Class and the New Normal’:
https://soundcloud.com/user-295058182/reception-class-and-the-new-normal-emma-purshouse-chanelling-joyce-grenfell

‘Reception Class and the Windy Day’:
https://soundcloud.com/user-295058182/reception-class-and-the-windy-day-emma-purshouse-channelling-joyce-grenfell-episode-2

And read the write-up on the Write Out Loud website here:
https://www.writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=102750

Free monthly newsletter

Nellie Cole is producing a free monthly newsletter of writing prompts, activities, and inspiration called ‘Campfire People’.

Sign up at: https://nelliecole.com/tutor-and-mentor/

Sunday June 7 : ‘Yes, We Can’t’

‘Yes, We Can’t’ with Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists on Facebook at 7.30pm. Dave Viney is the headliner and Carol Caffrey the ‘alf ender. To see/read poems at the online event as they are posted, join the Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists Facebook Group. To request an open mic slot or find out more, email poetsprattlerspandemonialists@gmail.com.

Sunday June 7 & Monday 8 : ‘Stay Up Your Own End’

Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists are running a series of ‘Stay Up Your Own End’ events commissioned by Creative Black Country.

For the first one, people are invited to write a poem about Walsall, and email it to poetsprattlerspandemonialists@gmail.com by midday on Sunday June 7th for the chance to win a £25 prize. All poems will be posted on the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1293834050753852/ and read by poet Heather Wastie who will pick the winner.

The event is on 8 June.

Tuesday June 30 : ‘PASTA’

‘PASTA’ open mic event with Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists. First half is to a theme (hairdressers); the second half is open.

Join the Poets Prattlers and Pandemonialists Facebook group to find out more.