Went to “the other room” Manchester some time ago, but to lazy to post. Robert Sheppard who teaches at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, was reading from his soon to be published book. “the european union of imaginary writers.” Other poets added their takes. One poet “made up” from each country. An enjoyable evening and the poetry was of high quality
Went to Longton arts fest. Read poems in a charity shop. Others played music. Left early as no one was interested in my poems or the music. First time i’ve read to an audience of 0. Other participants excluded
Went to Wigan stanza yesterday evening. An enjoyable event. Informal, Bill read out a poem on stone circles that he plans to frame with picture/illustration and attempt to sell. ? read out a poem about Palmyra- its significance/ destruction and rebirth. Dorothy about memories of her husband. And Irene of a cat she gave a home to
Its Manchester lit fest in October. Don’t know if i’ll go to any of events. But at a glance Tara Bergin. Michael Symmons Roberts. Clare Pollard and George Szirtis appeal.
Some of readers at the other room
Robert Sheppard Patricia Farrell Joanne Ashcroft