28th March 2019

Philip Gross
Lesley Saunders

25th April 2019

Rachael Clyne
Janet Sutherland

30th May 2019

James Davey
Jinny Fisher

27th June 2019

Martina Evans
Aoife Mannix
Richard Douglas Pennant
Stuart Silver
Helen Moore

25th July 2019

Alison Brackenbury
Shirley Wright

29th August 2019

Michelle Diaz
Jonathan Edwards

26th September 2019

Sue Boyle
Maggie Harris

31st October 2019

Martin Figura
Helen Ivory

28th November 2019

Claire Crowther
Carrie Etter

David Cooke

Guest Poet: David Cooke

David Cooke was born in Wokingham in 1953, although his family comes from the West of Ireland. In 1977, while still an undergraduate at Nottingham University, he won a Gregory Award. Since then his work has appeared in many journals in the UK, Ireland and beyond: Agenda, Ambit, The Cortland Review, The Interpreter's House, The Irish Times, The London Magazine, Magma, The Manhattan Review, The Morning Star, The North, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Salzburg Review and Stand. Over the years he has published five collections of his work, the most recent of which is After Hours, published in 2017 by Cultured Llama Press. He is the founding editor of The High Window, a quarterly online journal of international poetry.

Ian Royce-Chamberlain

Guest Poet: Ian Royce-Chamberlain

Ian Royce-Chamberlain co-founded Poetry Teignmouth in 2013 and the town's Poetry Festival a year later. He is part of Moor Poets and the prestigious Litmus editing group. His work has appeared in anthologies including the RSPB Anthology of Wildlife Poetry, The Broadsheet, the Exeter Festival ExCite series and many others. His first collection stumble into grace (Wylde, 2012) is about to be reprinted.
The latest collection, Vertigo & Beeswax (Oversteps, 2017) summarises six eventful years of upheaval and resettling.

28th February 2019, The Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN

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.