26th September 2019

Sue Boyle
Maggie Harris

29th August 2019

Michelle Diaz
Jonathan Edwards

25th July 2019

Alison Brackenbury
Shirley Wright

27th June 2019

Martina Evans
Aoife Mannix
Richard Douglas Pennant
Stuart Silver
Helen Moore

30th May 2019

James Davey
Jinny Fisher

25th April 2019

Rachael Clyne
Janet Sutherland

28th March 2019

Philip Gross
Lesley Saunders

28th February 2019

David Cooke
Ian Royce-Chamberlain

31st January 2019

Ben Banyard
Carrie Etter

20th December 2018

Kevan Manwaring
Jan Noble

13th December 2018

Stephen Seabridge

29th November 2018

Pey Pey Oh
Alasdair Paterson

9th November 2018

Martin Malone

25th October 2018

C L Dallat
Anne-Marie Fyfe

27th September 2018

Ross Cogan
Anna Saunders

30th August 2018

Josephine Corcoran
Lesley Saunders

26th July 2018

R V Bailey
June Hall

28th June 2018

Elizabeth Parker
Julia Webb

31st May 2018

Susan Richardson
Claire Williamson

27th April 2018

Cora Greenhill

26th April 2018

Tony Curtis
Cora Greenhill

29th March 2018

Paul Deaton
Ramona Herdman

22nd February 2018

Alyson Hallett
Julie-Ann Rowell

25th January 2018

Angela France
Robert Walton

28th December 2017

Stephen Daniels
Hazel Hammond
Dru Marland

30th November 2017

Tania Hershman
Pam Zinnemann-Hope

26th October 2017

Jonathan Edwards
Sarah Watkinson

28th September 2017

Zelda Chappel
Peter Robinson

17th September 2017

Carrie Etter

31st August 2017

Rachel Curzon
Helen Evans

27th July 2017

John Greening
Penelope Shuttle

29th June 2017

Lisa Brockwell
Beatrice Garland
Kate Noakes

24th June 2017

Moira Andrew
Maggie Harris
Ruth Marden
Crysse Morrison
Patrick B Osada
Peter Wyton

25th May 2017

Elephant's Footprint
Jodie Hollander
Liz Watts

27th April 2017

Rishi Dastidar
Susan Utting

17th April 2017

Rebecca Gethin

30th March 2017

Charles G Lauder Jr
Jennifer A McGowan

23rd February 2017

Wendy Klein
Daniel Sluman

26th January 2017

Ira Lightman
Ruth Sharman

3rd January 2017

Angela France
Roy Marshall

15th December 2016

John Hawkhead
Elizabeth Parker

24th November 2016

Claire Dyer
Hannah Teasdale

27th October 2016

Brokenborough Poets
Liz Carew
Atherton Gray
David Lukens
Matthew Oates
John Richardson
MM Season

29th September 2016

Deborah Harvey
Kieron Winn

16th September 2016

Harry Man

25th August 2016

Various contributors to the new book Salt on the Wind

11th August 2016

Georgi Gill
JL Williams

28th July 2016

David Clarke
Rachael Clyne

30th June 2016

Alison Brackenbury
Rosie Jackson

28th June 2016

Sam Loveless
Alan Summers

26th May 2016

Martyn Crucefix
Linda Saunders

5th May 2016

Cristina Navazo-Eguia Newton

28th April 2016

Graham Burchell
Maggie Sawkins

31st March 2016

Caroline Heaton
Martin Malone

25th February 2016

Sue Boyle
Connie Voisine

28th January 2016

Carrie Etter
Matthew Stewart

4th January 2016

Alison Lock
Stephen Payne

26th November 2015

Rose Flint

29th October 2015

Robin Houghton

28th September 2015

Emily Wills

27th August 2015

Alasdair Paterson

30th July 2015

Matt Merritt

25th June 2015

Deborah Harvey

28th May 2015

Sue Sims
Jeremy Young

30th April 2015

Carole Baldock

26th March 2015

Lesley Saunders

26th February 2015

Susan Utting

29th January 2015

Sue Chadd

5th January 2015

Josephine Corcoran

4th December 2014

Special Event

30th October 2014

Stephen Elves

25th September 2014

Daisy Behagg

3rd September 2014

Special Event

31st July 2014

Peter Wyton

26th June 2014

Rosie Jackson

29th May 2014

Misha Carder

24th April 2014

Richard Skinner

27th March 2014

Allison McVety

27th February 2014

Martin Malone

30th January 2014

Hilda Sheehan

16th December 2013

Deborah Harvey

28th November 2013

Chrissie Gittins

24th October 2013

Dawn Gorman

26th September 2013

Fiona Moore

2nd September 2013

Special Event

25th July 2013

Alan Summers

27th June 2013

Kevan Manwaring

25th April 2013

Lynne Sedgmore

28th March 2013

Peter Wyton

28th February 2013

Jay Ramsay

24th January 2013

Linda Saunders

19th December 2012

Helen Moore

29th November 2012

Frances-Anne King

29th October 2012

Rose Flint

1st October 2012

Lesley Saunders

3rd September 2012

Special Event

30th July 2012

Jay Ramsay

23rd May 2012

Special Event

30th April 2012

Stephen Boyce

26th March 2012

Kevan Manwaring

23rd January 2012

David C Johnson

19th December 2011

Crysse Morrison

22nd November 2011

Philip Lyons

31st October 2011

Sue Boyle

29th September 2011

Special Event

27th August 2011

Liv Torc

25th July 2011

Stephen Payne

27th June 2011

Kevan Manwaring

23rd May 2011

Linda Snell

18th April 2011

Special Event

28th March 2011

Julie Mullen

28th February 2011

Gabriel Bradford Millar

25th January 2011

Special Event

13th December 2010

Muriel Lavender

17th November 2010

Karen Hoy
Alan Summers

23rd September 2010

Carrie Etter

31st August 2010

Jay Ramsay

Martina Evans

Guest Poet: Martina Evans

Martina Evans is the author of eleven books poetry and prose. She grew up in County Cork and trained in Dublin as a radiographer before moving to London in 1988. She has won several awards including the Betty Trask and the Premio Ciampi International Prize for Poetry. Now We Can Talk Openly About Men was published by Carcanet in May 2018. She is a Royal Literary Fund Advisory Fellow and reviews for the Irish Times.

Aoife Mannix

Guest Poet: Aoife Mannix

Aoife Mannix was born in Sweden of Irish parents. She grew up in Dublin, Ottawa and New York before moving to the UK. She read English and Sociology at Trinity College Dublin and has a PhD in creative writing from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the author of four collections of poetry and a novel. She has been poet in residence for the Royal Shakespeare Company and BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live. She has performed throughout the UK and toured internationally with the British Council.

Richard Douglas Pennant

Guest Poet: Richard Douglas Pennant

Richard Douglas Pennant was born in north Wales in 1955.
Although he has written poetry since adolescence, it is only in the past few years that he has systematically applied himself to his creative passion. He draws much of his inspiration from his native Wales, from its tales and legends of the Celtic deities, as well as from the Hellenic history of ancient Greece and the richness of its myths and civilization. Human relationships, the power of love and friendship, all play a part in his writing.
He has read in festivals, poetry venues and clubs all over the UK, Europe, the Middle East and China.
His book Lines in the Sky is published by Cinnamon Press and is accompanied by a CD of the poems with improvised music by Huw Warren and Neil Yates.

Stuart Silver

Guest Poet: Stuart Silver

Stuart Silver is a critically acclaimed writer, performer and tutor, working across theatre and gallery venues, television, radio, public spaces and in experimental educational and mentoring contexts.
As a co-founder of the multimedia performance duo nobleandsilver he was awarded a Perrier Award and was nominated for a BAFTA.
He has performed on BBC Radio and for BBC TV and Channel 4 and in Festivals in Finland and Ireland and UK.
His acclaimed solo theatre piece You Look Like Ants played at the Soho Theatre, the London Word Festival and Battersea Arts Centre.

Helen Moore

Guest Poet: Helen Moore

Helen Moore is an award-winning ecopoet and socially engaged artist based in NE Scotland. Her debut collection, Hedge Fund, And Other Living Margins (Shearsman Books, 2012), was described as being "in the great tradition of visionary politics in British poetry." Her second, ECOZOA (Permanent Publications, 2015), which responds to what scientists term the 'Anthropocene Era', has been acclaimed by the Australian poet, John Kinsella, as "a milestone in the journey of ecopoetics". A collaborative bilingual Italian-English work, INTATTO/INTACT, was published by La Vita Felice in 2017, and in 2018 she gave the INSPIRE lecture at the Hay Book Festival, based on her winning essay 'Is love the answer? Personal and planetary wellbeing through the lens of poetry.' Helen's third collection, The Mother Country, exploring British colonial history and personal, social and ecological disinheritance, will be published in Spring 2019.

27th June 2019, The Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN

Massive thanks to everyone who came to this, our special edition of Words & Ears - brilliant to see such a great turnout. The spontaneous poetry conversation 'What We Should Have Said' was spellbinding, moving from the funny to the chilling and back again with a sense of disarming honesty and humanity. Thank you Aoife Mannix, Martina Evans, Richard Douglas Pennant and Stuart Silver (creator of this fab concept) for bringing such a breath of poetry fresh air to Bradford on Avon. And thanks too to Helen Moore for her poems and eco-insights from her new book, plus, of course (and what would Words & Ears be without you?) our great open-mic-ers, Pey Oh, Stephen Payne, Martin Davies, Anthony Barne, Eileen Cameron, Verona Bass, Deborah Harvey, Colin Brown, Rosie Jackson, Peter O'Grady, David Blake, B Anne Adriaens, Neil Richards, Mike Grenville, Ann Phillips, Luke Palmer and Sylvia Novak.