Poets published by Templar Poetry are reading and appearing at numerous poetry festivals, events and venues across the UK and Ireland in March, including the Poetry Now International Poetry Festival in Ireland, The Seamus Heaney Centre in Belfast, the Stanza Poetry Festival in Scotland and anthology launch events in Dublin and Cardiff . Details and links appear below, and as some are coming up in the next few days, so please scroll down by author.
Maggie O’Dwyer is one of four poets in the shortlist for the prestigious Rupert and Eithne Strong Awards for best first collection by an Irish poet in 2009. A winner in the 2008 Templar Poetry Pamphlet & Collection Prizes with her pamphlet Yes, I’d love to Dance, her first collection, Laughter heard from the Road, was launched at the Derwent Poetry Festival in Derbyshire, November 2009. She will read at the DLR Poetry Now Festival Awards event on Sunday 28th March, where the winner will be announced.
Click here for a link to Maggie O’Dwyer’s work.
Jane Weir is the guest poet reading at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queens University, Belfast on Thursday 11th March, from Walking the Block, her pioneering and innovative poetic biography of the modernist textile designers Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher, and from her current and previous work.
Jane Weir will also be reading at The White House, Limerick on 17th March.
Click here for a link to Jane Weir’s work.
Paul Maddern , one of the winners in the 2009 Templar Poetry Pamphlet Prizes is reading tomorrow, Friday, March 5th, at a Lunchbox Event at The Seamus Heaney Centre where John Thompson, the retiring Head of the School of English at Queen’s University Belfast, is presenting a selection of his favourite texts. The event will include readings by Ciaran Carson, Sinead Morrissey, Leontia Flynn, Glenn Patterson, Ian Sansom and Paul Maddern (Kelpdings, Templar Poetry, 2009).
Friday, March 5th @1.00pm.
53-61 Institute of Governance,
Paul Maddern will also be reading the next day, at the Dublin launch of Landing Places, a new anthology of immigrant poetry in Ireland. Saturday @ 4.30pm, March 6th, Dublin City Hall, Dame St.
Click here for a link to Paul Maddern’s work.
Pat Winslow, Judge for the 2010 Templar Poetry Pamphlet & Collection Prizes, is reading in Oxford on 12th March with R V Bailey, Kate Foley, Joy Howard and Christine Webb, Friday 12th March 2010,6.30 – 8pm at:
The Jam Factory,
27 Park End St,
(Entrance through restaurant on Hollybush Row) Tel:01865 244613 http://www.patwinslow.uk/
Click here for a link to Pat Winslow’s work.
Fri 5 March - reading at Ware Poets, Ware Arts Centre, Kibes Lane, Ware, Herts SG12, plus open mic – 8 pm £4/£2.50
Sat 6 March – reading poems based on modern day fairy tales at Book Club Boutique, Blacks, Dean Street, London W1 with Dzifa Benson and others – 3.30-6.30 pm
Sat 27 March – Poetry in the Crypt – reading with Joanna Boulter and Phil Kirby, St Mary’s Crypt, Upper St, Islington, London N1- 7 pm £4/£3 – includes cake! All proceeds to Hospice Care Kenya.
Click here for a link to Katrina Naomi’s work.
Dawn Wood , whose first collection, Quarry, was shortlisted in the 2009 Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, has a response to one of the poems from the collection, ‘The Silver Stag’, represented in a site specific installation featured in ‘Turn the corner – art in unexpected places’ exhibition at the Stanza Poetry Festival in St Andrews, 17th -21st March.
Click here for a link to Dawn Wood’s work.
Fanny Lam Christie’s work explores the complex relationship between the natural environment and human interventions in nature, and this scultpure installation questions where the balance of this complex relationship should be
Simone Mansell Broome is very busy with several events in Wales, including the launch of a new anthology The Voice of Women in Wales on Wednesday 10th March 6 – 8pm. Booking details are available from firstname.lastname@example.org and full details of workshops hosted by Simone at Ceridwen, Drefach Felindre, Carmarthenshire, SA44 5XE over the weekend commencing 12th March are posted on http://simonemb.com/
Hull University’s Larkin Centre for Poetry and Creative Writing,
Flarestack Poets: http://www.flarestackpoets.co.uk/
Sarah James is reading March 6, Droitwich Arts 4 All, Norbury Theatre, Droitwich, Worcs, at 2.35 along with a combined photography and poetry display, and offering a preview of her collection ‘Into the Yell’ to be published by Circaidy Gregory Press http://www.circaidygregory.co.uk in July.
Helen Moore is reading at The Parlour, 97-99, Clerkenwell Rd, London, on Saturday 6th March sometime between 4-6pm, more information on http://welcometotheparlour.com/schedule.php and at the Garden Cafe, in Frome, Somerset, at 8pm on Monday March 8th as part of an International Women’s Day fundraising event.
Helen Moore – ecopoet, children’s author, community artist, Forest Schools practitioner