...Continues from Interviews by Swindon Poet Katherine T Owen
Poetry Swindon (formerly BlueGate poets) are the excellent Swindon poetry society. They welcome to their events poets, aspiring poets, and those who love to listen to poetry in all its different forms.
Guest poets come from far and wide and our audience often includes poets from Reading, Bath and further afield.
Below you will also find information if you are a Swindon writer seeking to connect with other writers for feedback and inspiration.
Our Poetry Swindon website has changed several times, so I am giving up for now on providing links!
Please do a search for Poetry Swindon to find the website. Or contact me (Katherine T Owen) if needed to find out more. There is also a facebook page.
Pulsar events is another excellent promoter of poetry in Swindon - albeit on a less regular basis. Youtube recordings are available. And if you are interested in attending Pulsar events, please go to www.pulsarpoetry.com.
Swindon Poetry Festival takes place in October each year.
There is a monthly Swindon writers' cafe held on the last Thursday of the month at Lower Shaw Farm. You can ask at the email address on the above website to receive a monthly email on writer's events in Swindon.
A life-writing group is run twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday.
Contact Jill Sharp for details.
jill at sharppractice dot wanadoo dot co dot uk
The excellent and enthusiastic Swindon Literature Festival takes place in May each year.
Great Western Writers' Network (GWWN)
seeks to connect Swindon writers with those in the area who can help
them get their writing out there - mentors, tutors, proof-readers,
editors, illustrators, printers, publishers.
Currently on facebook. Blog to come.
The rest of this page shares some of the appearances in Swindon - not up to date! - by Swindon Poet Katherine T Owen.
It also gives you a little insight into the thriving poetry scene in Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
(A tape of the show was made, but is not currently available on this site.)
OPENING NIGHT: Saturday 1st May 2010. This exhibition was on display throughout the whole of May at the Swindon Arts Centre.
From the press release by Maria Hologhan, artist:
They have worked together in pairs, to produce art inspired by poetry and poems inspired by art.
The exhibition will incorporate some of the finest contemporary painting, sculpture, textile art, drawing and poetry that Swindon has to offer.
Presented in association with Artsite, BlueGate Poets, Artswords, and the Swindon Festival of Literature."
Below, on the wall of Swindon Arts Centre, are the picture and poem resulting from the collaboration between Katherine T Owen and Tracey Baker-Stuart. Katherine is on the left and Tracey on the right.
Travellers without Baggage is an Arts Council funded project.
The set was also performed at Cheltenham Literature Festival, UK – and Swindon Lit Festival, UK.
Original music was provided by the musician and Wiltshire artist, Stevie Gilmore.
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