Publicised workshops and reserve places at the Spring Festival have all been filled and we have arranged an additional workshop to accommodate those who still wish to take part. Celebrate the Natural World with Myra Schneider, Friday 17th May, 10:30a.m. – 1:00. more details
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ARTEMISpoetry Issue 10 … all deadlines have passed
MAY: Thur 16th & Fri 17th, Spring Festival: Protecting Tigers
JUNE: Deadline Tues 25th, Second Light Long & Short Poetry Competition
AUGUST: Mon 5th to Fri 9th: Holland House Residential Course, Worcestershire
AUGUST: Sat 31st, poetry deadline, ARTEMISpoetry Issue 11 (Artwork & News, 30th Sep)
NOVEMBER: Thur 21st to Sat 23rd, Autumn Festival: Homage to Sylvia
and to follow, AUTUMN, Adjudication of Poetry Competition 2013
The theme is short-hand for keeping instinct /imagination /our wild side alive when writing poetry.
3 workshops (** now 4, with the addition of 1 extra with Myra Schneider), 3 readings, Poetry Competition Adjudication. Tutors: Kate Foley, Mimi Khalvati and Pascale Petit. 2012 Poetry Competition Adjudication: Katherine Gallagher, with readings by winning, commended and shortlisted poets. (Results here). Readers: Kate Foley, Daphne Gloag, Myra Schneider and Susan Utting. Readings include 2 Open Mic sessions for Second Light members (1 poem no longer than 1 page, no booking & no fee for the Open Mic).
All 3 workshops £65 (£55 concessions), or book single workshops for £25 each. Men are welcome at the readings. Workshops are for women only. Events will take place in The Gradidge Room at The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT.
(NOW FULL) Thu 16th, a.m. workshop with Pascale Petit: “Writing about creatures, or ourselves through animal masks, can help us go deeper in our poems, saying the unsayable. In this workshop we will go wild with our imaginations, helped by plenty of animal facts, myths and poems.”
(NOW FULL) Thu 16th p.m. workshop with Kate Foley: “The Great Blue Heron is a bird, not a symbol. Its particular brand of bird-ness includes blue feet, an odd central heating system. Poets need to see, acknowledge and name the natural world. In this workshop we’ll try to go deeper into ways of seeing and doing it.”
(NOW FULL) Fri 17th a.m. workshop with Mimi Khalvati: “From the Tiger’s Point of View – Montaigne, in arguing that man is not superior to the beasts, posits: ‘When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not a pastime to her more than she is to me?’ In this workshop, we will play with altered points of view from which to see ourselves anew, and the world we live in.”
** New workshop added: Fri 17th a.m. workshop with Myra Schneider: Celebrate the Natural World. Birds, bees, flora and fauna, landscape and climate: these are central to our lives on this planet and increasingly under threat. In this workshop we shall explore ways of writing poems which celebrate the natural world and also discuss approaches to expressing our fears for the planet, using the power of poetry not polemic.
More details and booking form here. To Book for Myra Schneider workshop, use existing form and write ‘NATURAL WORLD’ on the back of the form.
If assistance is needed with the cost of travel, application can be made for a contribution to costs from the Mary MacRae Access to Poetry Fund (more at Mary MacRae ‘Access to Poetry’ Memorial Fund)
and how about extending your 2 days by also taking in Katherine Gallagher’s private workshop at Torriano (Kentish Town) on Sat May 18th? See Katherine Gallagher website.
Moniza Alvi was born in Pakistan and grew up in Hertfordshire. Her collections of poetry include, most recently, Europa (Bloodaxe 2008) and Homesick for the Earth (Bloodaxe 2011), versions of the French poet Jules Supervielle. A book-length poem At the Time of Partition is forthcoming from Bloodaxe in November 2013.
£300 First Prize for each of Long (no upper limit) and Short (max 50 lines) poems
£100 Second Prize (1 poem from either category)
£50 Third Prize (1 poem from either category)
Commended poets: book prizes
Winning & Commended Poets published (in full or extract) in ARTEMISpoetry
Invitation to read at adjudication event in London in Autumn 2013.
Entry: £6 each per long poem. Short poems: £4 each or £9 for 3, £14 for 8. Enter by post (2 copies) or online.
Book & ARTEMISpoetry sample issue offers, £5 & £2 respectively.
**Members are entitled to one free entry into the competition. Join now to be eligible.**
more: Rules & Entry.
Holland House Retreat, Conference and Laity Centre, set in beautiful gardens on the River Avon, is in Cropthorne (Pershore, near Evesham). Our Tutors are Myra Schneider and Penelope Shuttle. The theme is The Music of Time: timing as in music, as in how we organise our lives or a poem, our past, what we long for, ‘how time travels at different speeds’ – all grist to our mill …
Workshops and discussions to stimulate your writing, readings from all tutors and participants, free time for writing, in-house poetry competition, workshopping your own poetry, plus a Surprise Guest for a Surprise Event. Participants are encouraged to include a poem (whether written, workshopped or read during the course) in our publication, The Holland Haul, which is distributed to all Second Light members.
Booking Form. Booking is now open. Single rooms ££350; shared rooms (2 people) £315. An instalment plan is offered and, if assistance is needed with the cost of travel, application can be made for a contribution to costs from the Mary MacRae Access to Poetry Fund (more at Mary MacRae ‘Access to Poetry’ Memorial Fund)
This being the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s death… Details of events to follow.
Event details to follow.
Second Light is pleased to continue management of this fund, whose purpose is to assist members on low income, and their travelling companions if required, to attend Second Light events by way of providing a modest sum towards travelling costs. The fund was started with a generous donation from the family of Mary MacRae, a fine poet and, until her death in 2009, an enthusiastic and supportive member of Second Light. For more details or to apply, see Second Light Mary MacRae ‘Access to Poetry’ Fund.
… a great time was had by all, sell out readings and workshops. Romanian participant, Elena Nistor, had her camera to hand…
Maggie shows Joan how the coat fits …
"and in this one here, look…"
Something funny this way comes?
Discussing the finer points…
Cornwall meets Normandie; Penelope and Kay talk shop
Katherine takes the throne… Elena (on her right) directs the shot