Poetry-Craft etc…

Saturday ie tomorrow I will be doing a quick poetry reading in the Waterstones in Cheltenham with some fantastic other poets (it’s a quick one as I’m running away to a family wedding!). This event is organised by the Cheltenham Poetry Festival who have been putting on some fantastic events through out the year. The readings in the Waterstones are going to be the first Saturday of each month 11-2pm.

Another event that they are running is Poetree in the Park – the last one got in the news paper along with a cute picture of Jean holding up a poetry dragon :)

I’m going to be running an number of workshops and courses mainly for kids for the Festival and the new Center Arts in Cheltenham on top of the craft workshops I do for festivals anyway :) They are also holding an Exhibition in Braille in September which I hope to have a textural art piece in (made of papier mache of course!).

On top of that I hope to have the poetry book sorted soon and also take the Monster Writing Game to the next level. I do however need more outlets for my art work – I may get an exhibition soon but I need to be in shops and stuff more than doing craft fairs each Sunday. The trouble with that I’ve been finding is that you have to spend money out in the first place to buy shelf space very few places do it on commission. I would also love as I think I mentioned about three years ago now :/ to become a member of the Gloucester Guild of Craftsmen but again it takes money and I am still only braking even as I am still building up my equipement and stocks at the moment.

I will confess to having gotten carried away with making educational games and designing crafts to help the kids engage in writing workshops but I finially feel I am heading in the right direction here :)

Oh and also some of my local kids poetry is going to be on display at the village Flower Festival this weekend which is well just lovely :)

Posted: Friday, August 5th, 2011 @ 11:52 pm
Categories: Festivals and Events.
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