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Jan 2017 – Event – Fareham

Friday 13 January

1pm arrival, 2pm Performance

Tickets: FREE includes tea/coffee on arrival

Ashcroft Arts Centre, Hampshire Cultural Trust and Healthwatch Hampshire present this extraordinary project based on the voice and stories of people with dementia and their carers. Over the last few months, workshops have been taking place within three day centres run by Age Concern Hampshire, giving people the chance to speak about their experience of local health care services. I worked with them to transform these stories into poetry and at this event will be reading from a new poetry anthology created during the project.

Featured Article: The Portsmouth News, 6 January 2017


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13 July – Zones of Avoidance – Ledbury Poetry Festival


Winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry

A multimedia live literature production written and performed by Maggie Sawkins and directed by Mark C Hewitt.

Zones of Avoidance combines moving testimony, vivid language and humour with the voices of those in recovery.

With films by Abigail Norris and music composed by Nick Evans.

Sunday 13 July 2014 / 7.30pm


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September 2014 – Hampshire Poets Now – Winchester Poetry Festival


5.00pm – 6.30pm

Hampshire Poets Now: Hampshire continues to be a county with a vibrant literary presence. The poets who are reading this evening represent a range of voices that have put, and keep, Hampshire on the poetry map, and that bode well for its future as a lively centre for the art. Come along and listen to some of the different kinds of poetry that make up the contemporary poetry scene in this county with John Haynes, Robyn Bolam, Maggie Sawkins, Stephen Boyce and Julian Stannard. curated by Hampshire Poet 2014 Joan McGavin.

Tickets £7.00

Winchester Discovery Centre

Performance Hall

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September 2012 – Rhythm & Muse – Kingston


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



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