We are thrilled to announce a series of digital fundraiser events with fantastic writers to help raise money to enable us to continue our work. Read on for the events we have coming up …
Sleeping Under Clouds: Digital Reading with The Maker’s Digital Writer, Sue Wallace-Shaddad – Wednesday 19th July, 7pm
Sleeping Under Clouds (Clayhanger Press, 2023) is a collaboration between Sue Wallace-Shaddad and artist Sula Rubens. The book comprises poems and images of displaced people, especially children, with themes of journeying, kinship, nurture and survival. During this event, Sue will also revisit her pamphlet about the people, language, customs and culture in Khartoum, Sudan, A City Waking Up (Dempsey and Windle, 2020).
Tickets for these events are free with a request for donations to the Trust, which you can make at checkout. We greatly appreciate any support you can give. Secure your ticket, here.
Becoming a Poet with Katrina Naomi – Wednesday 20th September, 7pm
Come and join us on Wednesday 20 September at 7pm (UK time) for a digital reading and talk from the award-winning poet Katrina Naomi. Katrina Naomi is fresh from performing at the Keats-Shelley Museum in Rome, after winning the Keats-Shelley Prize for Poetry. Katrina Naomi will read a selection from her wide range of collections, including Wild Persistence (Seren 2020), along with a couple of brand-new poems. Plus she will give a talk on how she makes a living as a poet. This will be a unique insight into the delights and the difficulties of earning money from poetry. And there will be plenty of time for your questions on poetry. Katrina will aim to get through as many of your questions as possible in the hour. So don’t be shy, if you’ve always wanted to know how poets make a living, this is your chance to ask.
Tickets for these events are free with a request for donations to the Trust, which you can make at checkout. We greatly appreciate any support you can give. Secure your ticket, here
How to Write a Mystery Novel – Digital Workshop with Greg Mosse, Wednesday 8th November, 7pm
Join us from 7-8pm on Wednesday 8th November for a one-hour workshop on Writing a Mystery Novel, led by ‘writer, and encourager of writers’, Greg Mosse. Starting from a dramatic location at a dynamic moment in time, together we will spend 60 minutes plotting an (as yet) unwritten whodunnit. Secure your ticket, here.
Take a look at our previous digital fundraisers:
Digital Reading with American poet Jodie Hollander – Wednesday 24th May, 7pm
Set in a technicolour world of dreams, ghosts, classical music, and Key West storms, Jodie Hollander’s compelling second collection charts the emotional journey of the daughter of a professional classical pianist. These bold and arresting poems, rich with musicality, and fierce in their emotional honesty, chart the complicated repercussions of family dysfunction and musical obsession while traversing the landscape of the human condition and exploring the need for refuge in the natural world.
Creative Writing Workshops with Penelope Shuttle and David Devanny, Wednesday 7th June, 7pm
Part 1 with Penelope Shuttle: Writing a Letter to the God of the Sea
In this workshop hour we will read and discuss three poems by Charles Causley and then write from prompts drawn from these compelling poems. I invite participants to extend their imaginative practice via the portal of Charles Causley’s profound and accessible writing. This will be an enjoyable and affirming workshop, focussing on the pleasure and excitement of expression through poetry.
Part 2 with David Devanny: Topographies of Poetry: From the Land to the Sea
Charles Causley’s poetry is both rooted and unrooting, navigating layers of meaning in both real, spatial and mythic geographies, in land and over the seas. This workshop hour uses Charles Causley’s words and different types of topographic maps to inspire new poetic mythologies.