• Joan McGavin will be reading with Julian Stannard at the Stripe Theatre Theatre Studio 2, the University of Winchester on Monday 5 December at 6.30p.m.  Entrance free. Bookstall.

  • Ann Kelley had two poems shortlisted in the Bridport competition, and won a prize in the Troubadour competition. Her new book, ‘Telling the Bees’, will be out shortly, and contains these prize-winning poems.

  • Ross Cogan has both a poem and an essay in the latest issue of Orbis (157). His new collection, ‘The Book I Never Wrote’, will be published by Oversteps early in the new year.

  • Ann Segrave recently organized and participated in a reading at the Linklater Pavilion in Lewes which raised £270 for the Wildlife Trust.

  • Rebecca Gethin’s novel, ‘Liar Dice’, published by Cinnamon, will be launched in Exeter on 11th November. Rebecca’s poetry collection, ‘River is the Plural of Rain’, was published by Oversteps in 2009.

  • Charles Hadfield has a poem in the latest issue of Poetry NZ.

  • Alwyn Marriage’s poem, ‘When my eyes shrank the fat man’, which was published in Orbis this summer, has won third prize in the Readers’ Award 155.
    Her poem ‘O’ was awarded a distinction in the Mere Poetry Competition 2011; and her poem ‘Cherry Orchard’ was selected for publication on the Guardian Poetry Workshop Website, September 2011, when the subject was Archaeology.

  • A C Clarke continues to win an impressive number of prizes. Most recently she has won the Stirling Council OfftheStanza competition, with her winning poem then being chosen as poem of the month on the Stirling council website; she was awarded third prize in the Ilkley Fetival Poetry Competition; and was commended in the Poetry on the Lake formal class for the second year running. Her pamphlet on the Anatomy Museum in Glasgow, ‘A Natural Curiosity’, will be launched at the museum on 22nd November.

  • Elisabeth Rowe has been awarded second prize in the Wells Poetry competition.

  • Maggie Butt gave two presentations on her book, ‘Ally Pally Prison Camp’ at the Open Day at Alexandra Palace on 27th September. Both were extremely well-attended and greatly enjoyed.

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