May 2021

This is a reading on Zoom, from the poetry anthology recently edited by Ambrose Musiyiwa. He will introduce the performance, which will feature ten poets reading their work, a concentrated taste of the varied talents in this collection. Steve Pottinger and Paul Francis are two of the poets involved.

 

Friday 14th May 19:30-20:30. It’s a free Zoom event so, if you want to attend, send a note to colin@colinwells.com and you'll receive a link on the day of the reading.

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May 2021

Jeff Phelps has a poem in Dear Dylan, an anthology after Dylan Thomas published by Indigo Dreams.

 

Click for details of the online launch on Friday 14th May 14:00–16:00. 

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Click for details of the launch of the latest pamphlet from

Fair Acre Press, Changing Places, on Sunday May 16th, 18:00-19:00.

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May 2021

Sharon Ashton will be reading at the launch of Alchemy Spoon Issue 3: Spell on May 1st at 19:30.  

Click for the Alchemy Spoon You Tube channel.

 

Click for a pdf of Issue 3: Spell, which includes Sharon's poem Bell, Book and Candle.

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April 2021

Jeff Phelps has a poem on the front page of Poetry on Loan.

 

Click for more details and to see a video of Jeff reading New Lands. 

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April 2021

Paul Francis' new poetry book, Dreams of Brexit, will be published by Liberty Books in May 2021

Click for more details.

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April 2021

Jeff Phelps was a guest – with 1990s Chris and Ann Atkins – on a recent edition of the excellent Brum Radio Poets, hosted by Rick Sanders (aka Willis the Poet).

Click for a recording of the show – well worth a listen.

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April 2021

Steve Brotherton's novel, Fractures, Dreams and Second Chances, will be published by The Book Guild on 28th May.

Click for more details.

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April 2021

Paul Francis will be appearing with Fair Acre Press poets Stella Wulf, John Mills, and Emma Purshouse to celebrate the launch of his new collection, Rescue from the Dark.

 

The launch is on Facebook on Sunday 25th April, 17:00-18:00

It's free, but please register @ eventbrite.com

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April 2021

This is a reading on Zoom, from the poetry anthology recently edited by Ambrose Musiyiwa. He will introduce the performance, which will feature ten poets reading their work, a concentrated taste of the varied talents in this collection. Steve Pottinger and Paul Francis are two of the poets involved.

 

Friday 14th May 19:30-20:30. It’s a free Zoom event so, if you want to attend, drop me a note to colin@colinwells.com and I’ll send you a link on the day of the reading.

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April 2021

Bridgnorth Writers supported Offa's Press in their recent funding application to Arts Council England and, as a result, we've been invited to join a free, online In the Sticks  workshop with Cherry Doyle and Simon Fletcher on Tuesday 27th April, 19:30-21:00.

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March 2021

Congratulations to Sharon Ashton whose poem Bell, Book and Candle has been selected for publication in the next issue of The Alchemy Spoon.

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March 2021

Great to hear that the poem that Teresa Black read at a recent BWG meeting – Rhyme Royal – has won first prize in The Society of Medical Writers poetry competition. 

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March 2021

Beverly Fry's daughter – and BWG friend – Anna Selby's Field Notes has been included in The Poetry Book Society's 12 poetry books to read on International Women's Day, and has been in The London Review of Books bestsellers list for 14 weeks.

'Field Notes take us beneath the waves, with poems written on waterproof notebooks in the Atlantic Ocean, whilst observing marine environments. Beautifully published by Hazel Press, an independent publisher with a focus on climate change and feminism.'

Click here for more details.

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March 2021

Liz Kershaw and her son Joe (though Liz tells me that it's mostly Joe!) have come up with an exciting idea called The People’s Story.

 

The aim is to create the world’s largest collaborative story. Writers register and claim a page, then write their own page within a time frame (it’s only 1750 characters, about 300 words) to continue the story.

 

The project supports World Book Day and any profits made from eventual publication will go to Book Aid

Click here for more details.

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March 2021

Well done to Paul Francis who continues to be successful in local and national poetry competitions.

Paul was joint third in the Bishops Castle poetry competition with his poem Hope Springs Eternal about the young man who jet-skied from Scotland to The Isle of Man to meet his girlfriend.

And Paul has been selected for inclusion in the Shoestring Press anthology, Poems for the Year 2020, edited by Merryn Williams.

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March 2021

Congratulations to Sarah Baker and Alison Nichol-Smith who were both winners in the Bedtime Story Competition at The Wolverhampton Literature Festival

 

Click here for a subtitled recording of Sarah's story:

Little Silver Lining.

Click here for a subtitled recording of Alison's story:

Charlie's Dad.

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March 2021

Bridgnorth Writers were part of the recent Wolverhampton Literature Festival. We put together a strong team for a 50-minute slot that everyone agreed was, 'professional, varied and entertaining'.

Well done to Liz, Paul, Teresa, Steve, Alison, Peter, Sarah and David.

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December 2020

Here's a good outlet for flash fiction writers, and it's where Bridgnorth Writers, including Jeff Phelps, Toli Kram, David Bingham and Peter Morford, have previously been published.

 

Click for more details. 

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December 2020

The Ware Poets poetry competition closes on 30th April.

 

Click for more details.

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December 2020

Nick Pearson's new book, Barista has receently been launched. 

 

We've heard extracts at recent Bridgnorth Writers meetings, and it's highly recommended.

 

Barista and Nick's previous book, Made in Captivity, are available now from Offa's Press.

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