Friday, 9 January 2009

Happy New Writing Year

Great start to the year in the company of fine folk from Longford (nr Ashbourne) and environs (Longford Lane, Hollington, Ednaston, Smalley, Derby, and even Staffordshire!) who gathered yesterday in Cubley Village Hall to 'Write from Scratch' and leap into poetry. Many thanks to Angela Churchill from Longford Book Group for superlative organising. I'll be in that neck of the woods again on April 21st, reading at Ashbourne Library.

Closer at hand, I'm reading at Spoken Word Antics, upstairs at the Red Deer, Pitt St, Sheffield next Tues 13th January, 8pm for 8.30pm, and selling copies of 'The Purpose of Your Visit' and 'Some Girls' Mothers' with all proceeds to medical aid for Gaza.

2 comments:

sally said...

Hey River - I did some work at Longford with the Youth Club and met some nice folk there about 18mths ago. Glas to see you working there - they get v little....

Angela said...

Hi River

A huge thank you from all of us who came to the Longford workshop.
All of us, poetry lovers,beginners and "non-poeticals" alike,had a great time and were astonished by what we were able to write in such a short time. We're still buzzing from our evening with you.

PS Sally - I think my eldest daughtr was at youth club when you visited!