My interview with Greg Freeman from Write Out Loud
‘Earlier this year Maggie Sawkins won the Ted Hughes award for innovation, with Zones of Avoidance, a poetic account of a daughter’s addiction that is also an ambitious multimedia presentation using film, voices and sound. Sawkins, a teacher and the organiser of the long-running Tongues&Grooves poetry and music night in Portsmouth, talks to Greg Freeman about teasing out the story’s “terrible beauty”; the “affirming” feedback she has received after each performance; and the difficulty she has had in persuading some theatres and festivals to include Zones of Avoidance in their programmes.’
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ZONES OF AVOIDANCE
Winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry
Written and performed by Maggie Sawkins
Directed by Mark C Hewitt with video sequences by Abigail Norris and music by Nick Evans
Thursday 30 October | 7.30pm
David Russell Theatre, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street, Old Portsmouth
Tickets: £10 | £8 | £5 under sixteen
20×12 is a showcase for new writing and new writers from Portsmouth.
I will be appearing at Southsea Library on Friday 26 October from 12.20 to 12.32 precisely!
Visit portsmouthwriters.tumblr.com for individual author dates, biographies and work.
The new term of Poetry Lido will take place on Saturdays at The Art Stop Cafe, Bransbury Park, Eastney.
Dates: 29 September, 13 & 20 October, 10 & 24 November.
There will be an opportunity for participants to read at a Poetry and Music Evening on Friday 7 December.
3.00 – 5.30pm
5 sessions – £50 payable in advance
Cheques payable to: Tongues&Grooves in the Community, c/o 28 Chelsea Road, Southsea, Hants PO5 1NJ
These two themed workshops are for beginner and intermediate writers. It costs £12 per session or £20 for two.
The workshops will be help on the 4th and the 11th August 2012 from 2.30 – 5.30pm in the Art Stop Café, Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park, Eastney, Portsmouth.
This workshop is held in partnership with Tongues & Grooves in the Community.
The Poetry and Space workshop and reading will be held at the Art Stop Café, Eastney Community Centre, Portsmouth.
The Lost Hour is a workshop and performance event. It will be held at the D Day Museum, Portsmouth.
In partnership with Tongues & Grooves in the Community and Portsmouth City Council.