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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/05/2020
10:00 am - 9:30 pm

Location
Stowmarket Community Centre

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Featuring George Szirtes, André Mangeot, Michael Bartholomew-Biggs, Nicola Warwick, Barbara Strangward.

There will be two workshops in the morning (10:00-12:30).

George Szirtes’ workshop details are pending.

André Mangeot will lead a workshop called Poetry, Politics and Contemporary Issues :

“If poetry is our response to the world around us, can we afford to ignore the urgent and troubling global issues now affecting us all?   But if these are perceived as ‘political’ subjects, should poetry engage or steer clear?  Can the two still combine in subtle and interesting ways to produce memorable poems?   We’ll look at how a number of poets have walked this difficult tightrope, discuss their various approaches, and use these examples to kick-start new work.”

During the afternoon (12:55-17:30), the Poetry Cafés will display their wares. Following them there will be an Open Mic. Sign up on arrival.

The featured poets will read in the evening (18:30-21:30). Michael Bartholomew-Biggs will present an extract from his book Poems in the Case as a play reading enacted by readers from SPS. Poems in the Case is a murder mystery located at a poetry workshop. The book will be available for purchase on the bookstall, which will be open all afternoon and evening. SPS members are invited to sell their books through the bookstall.

Lynne Nesbit and Colin Whyles will perform the final songs from the song cycle Islands of Love, the first six songs of which were performed in the 6th Festival of Suffolk Poetry.

Catering will be available all day.

You can either reserve tickets here, and we will contact you for payment, or you can buy tickets in our shop.

Bookings

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Workshop 1 (Morning 10:00-12:30)
Non-Member
£15.50
Afternoon – Non-Member (12:55-17:30)
Poetry Cafés, Open Mic &c
£13.00
Evening – Non-Member (18:30-21:30)
George Szirtes, André Mangeot, Michael Bartholomew-Biggs, Nicola Warwick, Barbara Strangward, Islands of Love
£13.00
Workshop 1 Member (10:00-12:30)
Member ticket
£12.50
Afternoon – SPS Member (12:55-17:30)
Poetry Cafés, Open Mic &c
£10.50
Evening – SPS Member (18:30-21:30)
George Szirtes, André Mangeot, Michael Bartholomew-Biggs, Nicola Warwick, Barbara Strangward, Islands of Love
£10.50