Ellis Hall and Bridget Somekh launch the release of their book ‘Love’s Cold Returning’, based on Clare’s journey out of Essex. At the Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden at 7pm on 15 November 2019. Detail here.
Carry’s Bird of the Month Calendar 2020 with illustrations from The Oldie is selling at £10 per copy including p&p. Order from www.carryakroyd.co.uk.
Simon Kovesi’s 1820/2020 project now has a website. Visit it to find out more, at https://www.brookes.ac.uk/the-meeting/
At Keighley Local Studies Library on Saturday 13 July, there is a workshop involving the reading of John Clare poems, readings from poet Sarah Corbett and also poems inspired by the work of John Clare written and read by project participants. Free event and all welcome. Starts at 6pm. Refreshments served.
Simon Kövesi writes: The London dates are now set for the Clare poetry workshops that are part of ‘The Meeting’ project. They will all take place at Clapham Library with the brilliant poet Karen McCarthy Woolf. For details click here:
There are only two weeks to go before they start so please pass the news on to anyone you think might be interested – or, of course, go yourself.
There are also some spaces on the remaining two workshops in Peterborough:
Click on the Festival 2019 tab in order to find out more about this event taking place on the last day of Festival. Places are limited – so you need to act fast if you want to participate.
‘The Meeting’: Reading and Writing Through John Clare. At Peterborough Central Library and Archives, on Thurs 6 June, Sat 8 June, Thurs 27 June, and Sat 29 June 2019. All 10 am to 2 pm.
Free workshops. Suitable for ages 16+.
Each session is different so sign up for as many as you want. Sessions limited to 12 people so you must book early.
For detail visit the website.