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Here are the events I'm involved with in April, 2023.

April 1 Pant Poetry Workshop with Tom Allsopp on the theme of ‘Spring’. We’ll be sharing ways to write poetry about all aspects of spring including the weather, wild flowers and trees. The workshop will include a short walk along the 'Violet Trail' on Llynclys Common.


Meet at Pant village hall, Pant, near Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 9QG, 10am-4pm. Bring your own lunch and sensible clothing. Refreshments will be provided. Tickets £25/£20. There is ample parking at the hall. For more info please email:

April 4 (please note move to Tuesday) Poetry Readers' group at the Bolthole Cafe, the Wharfage, Ironbridge, TF8 7AW, 2-4pm – Theme: 'Cats & Dogs'. For further in formation please contact Ian Parr :


April 11 ‘City Voices’ with Yvette Rose, Tom Allsopp , Santosh K. Dary. I'll be reading from my new pamphlet Wild Orchids at the Lych Gate, 44, Queen Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1TX, 7.30-9pm. Tickets £4 on the door.


April 15 ‘Country Voices’ with Jane Salmons, Keith Chandler & Simon Fletcher at the ‘Water Rat’, Buildwas Road, Ironbridge, TF8 7BJ, 2.30-4pm. A variety of voices in a charming venue. Tickets £5 on the door.


April 22 'Virtual Voices', with Kenton Samuels, Marion Cockin, Michael W. Thomas & Vera Constantineau, from Ontario, Canada, who'll be reading from her latest collection. 5-6.30pm. I'll be MC for this enjoyable live poetry event on Zoom. Those joining are encouraged to make a contribution via the website. For more info please go to:














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