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6 Aug – Omega Centre- Portsmouth

FREE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

Wednesday 6 August – 10am – 1pm

Explore the healing potential of the written word in this second taster sessions. Playful exercises based on inspirational texts will be used to help fire your imagination, develop creativity and improve the memory.

For booking or further information: Tel: 02392 291 346

E mail: portsmouth@wea.org.uk

 

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28 July – Omega Centre – Portsmouth

FREE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

10am – 1pm

Explore the healing potential of the written word in this taster session. Playful exercises based on inspirational texts will be used to help kindle the imagination, develop creativity and improve memory.

For booking or further information: Tel: 02392 291 346

E mail: portsmouth@wea.org.uk

Omega Centre, Omega Street, Southsea PO5 4LP.

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June 2014 – Workshop – Portsmouth

UNSENT LETTERS

A workshop facilitated by Maggie Sawkins in partnership with the Good Mental Health Co-op.

The act of transforming thoughts and feelings into the written word is a surprisingly powerful way of assimilating and learning from past experience. This workshop will encourage participants to explore and express difficult thoughts and feelings through the medium of letter writing. Therapeutic letters are not necessarily letters that need to be sent; feelings can be released by tearing up the letter at a later date. Therapeutic writing can help us recuperate and claim lost parts of ourselves and can lead us to a place of understanding. This workshop is for those interested in personal, and professional, development and will provide participants with transferable skills.
Standard cost: £87 per place
EARLY BIRD OFFER – Save £10 if you book before Friday 2 May
All courses start at 9:30am and finish at 4:30pm, and are held at the Oasis Wellness Centre, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, Hampshire, PO6 3LY.

For further information visit:   http://goodmentalhealth.org.uk/

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Zones of Avoidance – Photos from first performance

Photograph taken by Elliot Cranston (one of the voices)

Photograph taken by Elliot Cranston (one of the voices)

Photo by Francis Lovering

Photo by Francis Lovering

Facing the audience!

Facing the audience!

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November 1, 2013 · 5:17 pm

October 2013 – Performance – Menuhin Room

Maggie-portrait4ZONES OF AVOIDANCE

A multi-media live literature production written and performed by Maggie Sawkins and directed by Mark C Hewitt.

Join the narrator on her quest to discover the lure of psychoactive substances in an attempt to understand her daughter’s descent in to addiction.

Wednesday 30 October – 2pm

Portsmouth Bookfest event with aftershow Q&A.

Menuhin Room, Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square PO1 2DX.

Tickets £4.00

023 92 688 037  www.portsmouthbookfest.co.uk

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September 2013 – T S Eliot on Tour – Portsmouth Grammar School

TUESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER

PORTSMOUTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL

7pm

Poetry lovers will be delighted to hear that Portsmouth will host a visit by a prestigious national tour to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry. Three of the poets who have been shortlisted in recent years will be reading their work. There will then be an opportunity to buy their books and have them signed and dedicated by the authors.

The poets appearing are George Szirtes (2005 winner), Penelope Shuttle and Tim Liardet (both 2006 shortlisted) they will be joined by local poet Maggie Sawkins a founder member of Tongues and Grooves, Portsmouth’s popular poetry and music club. The event is part of a national tour organised by The Poetry Book Society to celebrate 20 years of the prize.

The event is being jointly staged by Portsmouth BookFest and The Portsmouth Festivities and will be held on Tuesday September 17th at The David Russell Theatre in The Portsmouth Grammar School. The pre event drinks reception starts at 7pm and the first reading starts at 7.30pm. Copies of the participating poets work will be on sale for signing during the evening.

Tickets are on sale now from The Hayling Island Bookshop on 02392 466620.

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August – Workshops – Gosport

Wednesdays 21 and 28 August

Give, Gain and Grow, RNA Club, Fareham Road, Gosport

2 creative writing workshops to generate poems for an exhibition on Phobias.

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June 2013 – Poetry Promenade – Southsea

Poetry Reading with Bernard MacDonagh for Portsmouth Festivities

Tuesday 25 June   7 – 9.30pm

The Southsea Games and Model Shop, Albert Road.

 

MAGGIE MODELLING

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April 2013 – Poetry Lido – The Kings Theatre, Southsea

POETRY LIDO

The Irving Room, The Kings Theatre, Albert Road, Southsea

Poetry Lido Summer Term begins on Saturday 13 April and continues for the following Saturdays: 20 April; 11 & 25 May; 8 June

2.00 – 4.30pm

£50 for 5 sessions

£12.50 for individual sessions

£10 for one taster session.

12 places only.

Contact me for details/to reserve a place.

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September 2012 – Rhythm & Muse – Kingston

THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

I’ll be reading at the launch of the Lyrical Beats Anthology which celebrates five years of

Rhythm & Muse.

The Ram Jam Club at The Grey Horse, Richmond Road, Kingston

8.30

£6/£3

For full line up go to:

www.rhythmandmuse.org

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