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Claire's Reading Calendar


October 30th, 19:15 - The Spoke’s Seren Book Launch: Bordeaux Quay in Bristol

I would like to invite you to part one of The Spoke’s Seren book launches. Myself and Claire Williamson have books coming out next year, mine being my debut collection. Robert Walton and Paul Deaton have books coming out later this month.

These fantastic poets will be launching their books on 30th October at Bordeaux Quay in Bristol . Robert will be reading from his new collection Sax Burglar Blues (his first collection was published almost thirty years ago! Workings is also a superb book, still available on Amazon) and Paul will be reading from his debut poetry collection A Watchful Astronomy.

I have had the pleasure of reading many of these new poems and can promise you that both collections are moving, sensuous, beautifully-crafted works of art.

The poets will be accompanied by jazz music from Pete Judge & Riaan Vosloo (Three Cane Whale & Get the Blessing).

Both books are published by Seren.

By Paul Deaton

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November 15th -Ye Olde Murenger House, Newport

Claire will be reading poetry with Paul Deaton


February 17th, 20:00 -Seren Poetry Festival, Poetry and Music with Little Red Cornerstone, Cardiff

The Spoke is an exciting group of poets who have made a name for themselves performing their blend of celebratory/elegiac work throughout South Wales and the South West. With musical interludes from the highly-talented Cardiff-born singer-songwriter Little Red.

Poets: Robert Walton, Paul Deaton, Elizabeth Parker, Claire Williamson

Location: Jane Hodge Hall, Cornerstone, Charles Street, Cardiff.

*Ticket price includes a meal of Beef Stew or Veg option: Sweet Potato & Bean Soup and a roll.

For event information contact Amy Wack: 07943-819271

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May 31st, 19:30 -Words and Ears, The Swan Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon

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.

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