Jean Atkin is an award-winning poet, writer and experienced educator, based in Shropshire. She has worked on a variety of residencies in both England and Scotland and provides workshops and readings to festivals, schools and community organisations. She also makes poetry in health and wellbeing contexts, and is experienced in working with the very elderly, and people living with dementia. She was Poet in Residence for Wenlock Poetry Festival in 2015 and recently tutored for the Arvon Foundation at The Hurst, Clun. Jean also mentors emerging poets and works regularly with children and young people.
Jean’s collection Not Lost Since Last Time was published by Oversteps Books in 2013, and she has also published pamphlets with Roncadora Press and Ravenglass Press, and a children’s novel The Crow House.
Rhiannon Hooson is an award-winning Welsh poet, author and academic, now based in the marches after time spent living and working in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Variously described as uncompromising and sharp-edged, compelling and provocative, and at the forefront of literary female voices, she has won major accolades for her work, including an Eric Gregory award from the Society of Authors.
She studied and later taught at Lancaster University, where she completed a PhD in Poetry, and has led workshops in lecture halls, village halls, and the occasional barn. Her first pamphlet, This Reckless Beauty, was published in 2004, and she has since been widely published in literary magazines and anthologies, reading at venues across the UK and Europe. Her first full length collection, The Other City, will be published by Seren in October.
Inspiring, entertaining, informal and enjoyable. An evening with poetry at its heart.
£5.00 / £2.00 students at the door. info 01544 267418