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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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December 5, 2014 · 7:05 pm

January 2012 – Poetry Lido – John Pounds Centre.

This course is for anyone wishing to take a dive into the fascinating world of words. Each session includes writing exercises and discussion of contemporary poets.

The course takes place Thursdays, fortnightly, 7-9pm beginning 12 January 2012 at Portsmouth Central Library.


Enrolment is through The Poetry School.






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