Poems Wanted on Wading Birds

Lovely new independent press, Dunlin Press, is looking for previously unpublished writings about UK wading birds. Deadline is 15 July 2015. More information on the website:


Workshop with Helen Ivory

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Poetry Surgeries (Norwich)
This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poems on a one-to-one basis with poet, artist and tutor Helen Ivory and receive professional feedback. To book, click on the date or contact Paul McGrane 020 7420 9881


Helen runs four one-hour sessions (10.30, 12.30, 2.30 and 4.30). £40 for Poetry Society members, £50 for non-members. Book online or send a cheque payable to the Poetry Society, or call with your credit card/debit card details. We will immediately contact you to confirm your session booking.

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will be asked to send your poems (up to 6 poems, or 150 lines maximum) no later than 2 weeks before the event, plus a brief accompanying note describing why you write poetry, what you hope to do with your writing and what you hope to gain from the Surgery.

Helen Ivory is a poet and assemblage artist. Her fourth Bloodaxe Books collection is Waiting for Bluebeard. She edits the webzine Ink Sweat & Tears, and is co-editor with George Szirtes of In their Own Words: Contemporary Poets on their Poetry (Salt 2013). She programmes and teaches on the creative writing programme for Continuing Education at UEA/WCN and she teaches for the Poetry School.

Exhibition of Art Quilts and Textiles

Two exhibitions in one: ‘Thinking Thread’, an exhibition of art quilts by Mosaic member Sara Impey, who puts the ‘text’ into ‘textiles’, plus ‘Octet’, an exhibition of art textiles by Anglia Textile Works.

Venue: Braintree District Museum, Manor Street, Braintree  CM7  3HW

Dates: 26 March – 29 May 2015
Open: Tues – Sat. Entry: £3 adults, £1.50 concessions

Image shows:  Identity Crisis by Sara ImpeyIdentity Crisis by Sara Impey


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