Archive for the 'WoPoWriMo' Category

Villanelles Workshop

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Exciting poetry things are a foot in Gloucester (UK) at the moment – one such thing is the night Villanelles at the Fountain Inn. The night includes recording poetry for the Gloucester Poetry Societies Youtube channel, an open mic and… starting with this coming event… workshops Which a few of us will be running – […]

WoPo 2017

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

February is almost upon us and that can mean only one thing!!! It is WoPo time. WoPo is a Poem a Day Challenge I set up years ago now, there are exercises and bits on writing know how going out on the blog and the Facebook Page through out the year but Feb. is the […]

Jan Food For Thought

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Food For Thought is my local monthly spoken word event, this months one was lit. standing room only and was live streamed. I as always crashed into the speaker whilst getting up on the little raised platform but all was well. There was a brilliant mix of poems from conventional to rhyming comedics and pretty […]

Happy Poetry New Year!!! 2017!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Happy New Year and I hope this blog finds you all enjoying the festive season 2017 is going to be an EPIC year So what are my poetry plans? Well as always there are the poetry writing drives – there are four I shall be undertaking this year. Month of Poetry – which was started […]

WoPo – Yo!

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Each year in February I run a poetry writing drive called WoPoWriMo – There are tutorials and how to material on the WoPo site and a pinterest board called WoPo Inspired for those who work best from visuals. I’ll be organising meet ups in my local area and posting in the Facebook group. Good Luck.

WoPo – Wow!

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

The poem a day challenge that I run February called WoPoWriMo has been amazing! I’ve also just heard that several of the poems people wrote during last years challenge have been published – this is amazing and kudos goes to the writers but at the same time they’ve said they couldn’t have done it without […]

WoPo Inspired

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

I have created a board on Pinterest with images and pictures that I think would be good jumping off points for poems – it is here.

WoPo 2015!

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

It is that time of year again – I will be attempting to not only write a poem a day through out February but to spend an hour each day working on poetry stuff. I have book cases full of note books with stuff to type up, only a fraction of it is poetry but […]

Happy Poetry!

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

It is the beginning of 2015 and a time to start a fresh and plan my writing and poetry year! And this is ever more complicated as I am now having to keep a two year diary for bookings! Anyway, one of the keys is to be able to keep writing, I sometimes get far […]

Rejections, Nice Rejections and Acceptance

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

We all get rejections, it is however a harsh thing when you get your first, even worse when you do not hear anything and you are wondering how long you should be waiting, hoping, fearing… They say older poets and researchers tend to get more things published and more grants and funding but when you […]