Guest Poet: Susan Richardson
Pembrokeshire-based Susan Richardson's fourth collection of poetry, Words the Turtle Taught Me, themed around endangered marine species, will be published by Cinnamon Press in 2018. In addition to her recent residency with the Marine Conservation Society, she is currently poet-in-residence with both the global animal welfare initiative, World Animal Day, and the British Animal Studies Network, facilitated by the University of Strathclyde. Susan has performed on BBC 2, Radio 4 and at festivals both nationally and internationally. She co-edits Zoomorphic digital literary magazine. www.susanrichardsonwriter.co.uk
Guest Poet: Claire Williamson
Claire Williamson's latest poetry collection Visiting the Minotaur is published by Seren. Claire has been highly commended in the Bridport Prize (2017) and was runner up in the Neil Gunn writing competition (2017). She's currently studying for a doctorate in Creative Writing at Cardiff University exploring 'Writing the 21st Century Bereavement novel'. Claire writes libretti and has been commissioned to commemorate the SS Great Britain, the outbreak of WW1 and most recently St George's Hall. She is Programme Leader for the UK's only MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes.
31st May 2018, The Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN
7:30pm - 10:00pm.
Come and join us at Bradford on Avon's popular reading series, Words & Ears. Bring a poem, story or song to share, or just bring yourself. All performers and listeners welcome: open mic slots always available. £4 on the door.
This edition of Words & Ears is being held in support the BoA Women's 100 initiative, which is hosting a series of events in Bradford on Avon through the year to mark 100 years of women having the vote. The events are hoping to raise funds for two charities - Splitz, the local domestic abuse charity, and the Malala Fund, which seeks to expand girls' access to quality and gender-responsive education and ensure safe learning environments, especially in countries affected by conflict and disaster.