26th September 2019

Sue Boyle
Maggie Harris

31st October 2019

Martin Figura
Helen Ivory

28th November 2019

Claire Crowther
Carrie Etter

19th December 2019

Neil Richards
Tom Sastry

30th January 2020

John Greening
Sue Sims

27th February 2020

Stephen Boyce
Dawn Gorman

26th March 2020

Dominic Fisher
Deborah Harvey

30th April 2020

Maria Jastrzebska
Louise Warren

28th May 2020

Graham Burchell
Rosie Jackson

25th June 2020

Raine Geoghegan
Jennie Osborne

30th July 2020

Alyson Hallett
Penelope Shuttle

27th August 2020

Jean Atkin

24th September 2020

Julia Deakin

Stephen Boyce

Guest Poet: Stephen Boyce

Stephen Boyce works as an adviser to heritage and arts bodies. A prize-winning and widely published poet, he is the author of three poetry collections, The Blue Tree (Indigo Dreams 2019), The Sisyphus Dog (Worple 2014), and Desire Lines (Arrowhead 2010). He has also published two pamphlet collections - and a needle case of poems. Stephen is a co-founder and the current chair of Winchester Poetry Festival and lives in north Dorset.

Dawn Gorman

Guest Poet: Dawn Gorman

Dawn Gorman devises and runs community arts events, including the poetry reading series Words & Ears in Bradford on Avon, and works with poetry with the elderly and young people. She is widely published in journals and anthologies. Her second pamphlet, This Meeting of Tracks, was published in New York in the four-poet book Mend & Hone, which was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her third, Instead, Let Us Say, won the Brian Dempsey Memorial Prize, and will be published by Dempsey & Windle in September 2019.

27th February 2020, 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 or two to share in the open mic, or just bring yourself. All performers and listeners welcome: open mic slots always available on the night. £4 on the door.
This month, I am swapping my MC hat for that of guest poet, to celebrate with you the publication of my new pamphlet - regulars at Words & Ears will be familiar with many of the poems in it, as I have often given them their first airing in the Coach House, so it's a very fitting place to bring my new book! I'm absolutely delighted to be sharing the guest poet spotlight with Stephen Boyce (who himself has steered some of the poems in the book towards their current versions at Frome Stanza Group). And our guest MC for the evening will be our lovely poetry pal, Rosie Jackson.