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September 2016 – Workshops – Kings Theatre

Saturdays 17 & 24 September 2016

1 – 4.30pm

The Irving Room, Kings Theatre, Albert Road, Southsea

Ferry Tales Creative Writing Workshops

Free (booking essential)

maggie@ferrytales.org

Ferry Tales is a community-based project which links the Isle of Wight to mainland ports,  through the inter-connection of verbal, aural and visual arts. Poets, Robyn Bolam and Lydia Fulleylove and singer-songwriters, Paul Armfield and Dom Prag  will involve groups – from ferry travellers to the socially and physically isolated   –  in making songs and poems exploring  significant arrivals and departures in their lives, using commissioned photographs by Mark Lanigan. These, with writings and a soundtrack, will be showcased in exhibitions and events at a mainland port and on the Island. Lydia, guest poet, Maggie Sawkins, Robyn and Dom will also run workshops at several venues, mainland and Island.

Source: About the project

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Hampshire Festival of the Mind

Saturday 7 May 2016, Portsmouth Cathedral, Old Portsmouth

13.00-13.45

A presentation in which I’ll be discussing how writing can help to foster empathy and compassion. Illustrated with poem films from the award-winning live literature production, Zones of Avoidance.

Details of the day’s events can be found here:

www.goodmentalhealth.org.uk

 

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Made it in Portsmouth

Very proud to be included in this campaign to inspire the young people of Portsmouth.

http://www.saferportsmouth.org.uk/young-people-portsmouth/made-it-in-portsmouth

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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.’

Click here for the full interview:
http://writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=45649

 

 

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December 5, 2014 · 7:05 pm

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 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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