Guest Poet: Josephine Corcoran
Josephine Corcoran's work as a short story writer and playwright has been published, performed on stage and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Her poetry is widely published in magazines and has been placed in many competitions. She has been a runner up in the Bridport Prize and has won first prize in the Buzzwords Poetry Competition and the Stafford Poetry Prize. She has published one pamphlet with tall-lighthouse and a full collection will be published by Nine Arches Press in June 2018. Josephine has held writing residencies in Wiltshire libraries, Trowbridge Town Hall and St Gregory's Catholic College, Bath. She has taught writing in universities, schools and community settings and is a Poetry Society Stanza Rep in Trowbridge where she has lived since 2003. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from UEA. Josephine is founder and editor of a popular online poetry magazine, And Other Poems. Her website and blog is at www.josephinecorcoran.org
Guest Poet: Lesley Saunders
Lesley Saunders is the author of several books and pamphlets of poetry, published mostly by Two Rivers Press - most recently, Nominy Dominy, her praise-song for the classical poetry and stories she grew up with. Lesley's work has been widely published in anthologies and journals, and has won various awards, including the Manchester Poetry Prize and the Bradford on Avon 'Poems on a Beermat' competition; she was a featured poet in Carcanet's New Poetries VI. Lesley enjoys running writing workshops, especially in response to art exhibitions - such as at the Holburne Museum in Bath. www.lesleysaunders.org.uk
30th August 2018, The Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN
7:30pm - 10:00pm.
Come and join us at Bradford on Avon's popular reading series, Words & Ears. Bring a poem, story or song to share, or just bring yourself. All performers and listeners welcome: open mic slots always available. £4 on the door.