On the 9th March, Natalia Bukia Peters and I launched our new book, A House with no Doors – Ten Contemporary Georgian Women Poets at the Georgian Embassy – the room was packed and the wine flowed – thanks to all who came. The book is available from Francis Boutle.
COURSES, CONFERENCES AND OTHER EVENTS – in date order
Women Poets of the Sacred – short course – Canterbury
I recently gave a talk for the Lent lectures on the arts and spirituality at St Peters on twentieth century women poets. If anyone would like to explore that subject more deeply, looking at how women poets of a variety of faith traditions and none have approached ‘the sacred’, I will be teaching a six week course at Canterbury Christ Church University beginning Thursday 20th April. Full details and booking here: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/cae/event-details.aspx?instance=80604
Introduction to Therapeutic and Reflective Writing – 8 week course – online
Anne Taylor and I are pleased that our 8 week online course Introduction to Therapeutic and Reflective Writing at the Professional Writing Academy will run again from 24th April. Booking and full details here https://www.profwritingacademy.com/courses/therapy-and-personal-development-writing/
Poetry of Mind, Body and Spirit – 3 day schools – Canterbury
These three Saturday day schools, 29th April, 6th May, 13th May are a chance to delve into poems and the poetic looking at what it means to be human from the approaches of the mind, body and spirit. They are a chance to work deeply with the same group over three weeks and are suitable for anyone interested in literature, creative writing, self-expression and how we can lead richer, fuller lives.
The Poetry Exchange at Wise Words – Canterbury
Canterbury’s inimitable Wise Words Festival takes place in the Franciscan Gardens at the end of April and first week of May. On Sunday 30th April I am going to be working with The Poetry Exchange on their inspired project which celebrates poems-as-friends. If you have a treasured poem that you consider to be a friend, please come and talk to us! Booking essential as places are limited. It’s free! Booking here – http://www.wisewordsfestival.co.uk/event/the-poetry-exchange/
Running Writing Workshops – 6 week course – online
In response to popular demand, Anne Taylor and I have developed a new online course, Running Writing Workshops for the Professional Writing Academy – it runs for 6 weeks from 1st May – full details and booking here: https://www.profwritingacademy.com/courses/running-writing-groups/