OH Crumbs live in the Forest of Dean Spring Festival April 8-10th 2021

'Oh Crumbs'  "a lively accessible spoken word event" continues to offer live space for poets, story tellers and performers. With a Thursday evening spot every 2 weeks from 8pm they have welcomed performances from many places: live stories from Iran, Donegal, Cardiff, rants from London, tales from Ruardean, Salford, poems from Bream, Gloucester,

Usually, a special guest on alternate weeks and open-mic every time. This week, they are running a Spring Festival with Scots-born story teller Rona Barbour this Thursday 8th from 8pm.

The Zoom detail for these regular Thursday sessions are: 603 854 102 and password 018454.

 

Saturday 10th April from 10am

A day of workshops and 'Oh Crumbs goes Cuckoo' Cabaret-

Workshop leaders include award winning poet Tess Biddington, Story teller Jane Springham, and London-based performance poet Janine Booth.

Hybrid shepherd/minstrel Darren Hoskins will introduce his 'Crankies' shadows , shapes and stories.

From 5pm, the cuckoo cabaret including guests, regulars and open-mic.

There are a limited number of tickets for the whole day only £10.

All welcome

For further information please email: ohcrumbs@coalway.f9.co.uk

Or visit: www.thecolefordhub.info

 

 


Somewhere Else Writers Group - Cirencester

Now online every Wednesday afternoon the Somewhere Else Writers Group covers poetry, novels, short stories, drama, including radio plays on Corinium Radio, and commissioned plays.

They created and produced for local radio six episodes of The Inn on the Green, very loosely modelled on The Archers.

Their writers have been successful in having work published, including podcasts with Ragged Foils Productions, and in winning prizes for their work.

Their ethos is to encourage and support and offer honest, constructive critiquing, and they are now open to applications to join...

Visit their website here.

 


Mentoring with Dialect Writers

Dialect Writers have announced a mentoring scheme that aims to give a boost to those who are working towards their first novel / short story collection / poetry pamphlet / poetry collection.

4 emerging writers will be matched with one of 4 mentors (Fiona Benson, Mahsuda Snaith, Melanie Golding and Pascale Petit) to work intensively together for three to four months. The deadline for applications is the 7th February, so get yours in now!

Click here for more details about Dialect's Mentoring Opportunity.

 


Oh Crumbs!

Oh Crumbs, the regular spoken word/story telling/performance event based in the Forest of Dean, continues its online live version with an open mic session on Thursday 21st May from 3pm.

Open mic sessions with featured guest performances every two weeks via Zoom.

Click here for more information about Coleford Hub,
and here for more information about Yarn Whispering


Cheltenham Poetry Festival Summer School

Beginning May: free readings, writing triggers, open mics and workshops.

Tutors include Angela France, David Clarke, Roy Mcfarlane, and more!

Click here for more information.


April Buzzwords Cancelled

In the interest of social distancing and helping to keep everyone safe, the April 5th Buzzwords session has been cancelled.

We will keep everyone informed about future events as the situation changes.


Haiku at Slimbridge

Booking is now open for Haiku at Slimbridge; a visit to the famous wildlife sanctuary in Gloucestershire, in the south west of England, where Call of the Page (Alan Summers and Karen Hoy) will be holding a haiku poetry workshop on April 6th 2019. More information here.

Alan Summers and Karen Hoy are running the Haiku at Slimbridge event. This is a visit to the famous wildlife sanctuary, where Call of the Page will be holding a haiku poetry walk, and workshop, known as a "ginko" on April 6th 2019.

Call of the Page (formerly With Words) is a small creative writing, literature and literacy organisation with an international outlook, based in Wiltshire in the South West of England.

 

We love the power of words, from single words, to three-thousand verse community poems, and this is reflected in the past events of With Words and its colleagues.

 

The courses, events and activities we run are largely coloured by our enthusiasm for Asian poetry forms, particularly the Japanese forms haiku and tanka.  Other forms that interest us are haibun, sonnets, renga, and longform poetry.

Our mission is to help people to make the most of words - whether that's through advanced creative writing or discovering the meaning and power in just one word.

We have the pleasure of working with some really talented writers, but it's also very rewarding for us to help advance verbal and written literacy in those who are currently under-served through educational circumstance, or are under confident in the literacy they already have.

We currently operate under the "sole trader" status of Alan Summers. Our medium-term plan is to establish official not-for-profit status as a Community Interest Company.

We hope you enjoy exploring the Call of the Page website.

You can also find us on our new Call of the Page Twitter page:

https://twitter.com/CallOfThePage