Jean Atkin has recently completed her residency at Acton Scott, and her residency has been highlighted as a Case Study on Arts Council England’s website:
http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/funded-projects/case-studies/inspiring-creativity-poetry-farm/ This winter she will be Reader in Residence at the new Southwater Library in Telford.
Denise Bennett has recently read at the Apex Gallery Portsmouth, Winchester Poetry Festival and Portsmouth Dockyard. She was highly commended in the summer edition of Poetry News, and has recently won both the Havant Literary Festival competition and the Hastings poetry competition.[21-Sep-14 Apex Gallery Portsmouth,Denise Bennett,Hastings poetry competition,Havant Literary Festival competition,Poetry News,Portsmouth Dockyard,Winchester Poetry Festival]
A C Clarke was commissioned to write one of the poems for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
She was shortlisted for the Ver Open Poetry competition; and wrote a two-part article on factual truth in poetry for Artemis magazine.