Saturday, 1 November 2014

Workshop, Tuesday 4 November

Our next workshop will be led by local poet, Michael Newman. 
As usual, there will be a writing exercise in the first half of the evening.   
After a refreshment break, we'll share work we've brought to the meeting - to help us in the editing process. 

7pm to 10pm, 4 November

Parmoor House, 13 Lypiatt Terrace, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham. 

£4 (reduced to £2 for subscribers). 

New members are always welcome to this series of workshops. 

Monday, 20 October 2014

Exciting programme for 2015

We are just finalising our programme for 2015 and we have some exciting things in store. 

In addition to our usual monthly programme of workshops, writing group and poetry reading group, we are planning a number of special events next year, including performances with music, a talk on the Musicality of Welsh Poetry, a full day away on our summer writing retreat at a gorgeous hall in the country, social events in July and December, and a whole load more.  There will be something for everyone!

Come and join us!  
Email for a copy of the programme or to ask questions.  
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or on Twitter @Cheltpoetrysoc

Monday, 6 October 2014

Chelt Poets workshop, 7pm, 7 October, Parmoor House, Cheltenham

Stuart Nunn will be leading our workshop on Tuesday night, 7 October, 7pm - 10pm.  Stuart is an experienced English Literature teacher and lecturer, and an inspiring workshop leader.  There will be a writing exercise, followed by refreshments.  In the second half we'll read previously-written poems brought to the meeting, giving and receiving comments to help us all in the editing process.  £4 to include tea/coffee/biscuits.  All welcome.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Chance Encounters - a new anthology by Chelt Poets

The Cheltenham Poetry Society anthology is out.  Chance Encounters features fourteen poets, twenty eight poems. Available from the poets for £3.50.

The poets are: David Ashbee, Robin Gilbert, Sharon Larkin, Judi Marsh, Michael Newman, Stuart Nunn, Jean Riley, Gerald O'Shaughnessy, Sheila Spence, Avril Staple, Howard Timms, Marion Timms, Roger Turner and Gill Wyatt.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Workshop, 2 September

Next Chelt Poets workshop will be at 7 pm till 10 pm on Tuesday 2 September at Parmoor House, 13 Lypiatt Terrace, Cheltenham.  £4 to include refreshments.  (£2 for subscribers). Bring pen/paper and about eight copies of one or two of your poems.  Hope to see you there!

Chelt Poet on morning radio!

Congratulations to Sheila Spence for being included in the TEN TO EIGHT feature each morning on BBC Radio Gloucestershire - on Mon 1 September.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

New Anthology coming soon

Chance Encounters - poems written by Cheltenham Poetry Society at their summer retreat - will be available soon.

The anthology includes work by Roger Turner, David Ashbee, Michael Newman, Sharon Larkin, Sheila Spence, Gerald O'Shaughnessy, Robin Gilbert, Judi Marsh, Stuart Nunn, Gill Wyatt, Howard Timms, Marilyn Timms, Avril Staple and Jean Riley.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Cheltenham Poetry Society reading at Cheltenham Poetry Festival, 31 March

Nine members of Cheltenham Poetry Society's Writing Group will be reading new work
upstairs at The Strand, 42 - 44 High St, Cheltenham, 8pm - 9pm on Monday 31 March.  

Come and hear the following poets read their work:

David Ashbee, Judi Marsh, Michael Newman, Michael Skaife d'Ingerthorpe, Robin Gilbert,  Roger Turner,  Sharon Larkin, Sheila Spence, Stuart Nunn

Tickets available on the night, or in advance from:

Poetry Workshop, Tuesday 1 April

Cheltenham Poetry Society is delighted to have David Ashbee leading our next workshop, on 1 April, 7pm - 10pm, upstairs at Parmoor House, 13 Lypiatt Terrace, Cheltenham.

There will be a writing exercise in the first half of the evening, and sharing of pre-written poems after the break, when we will be giving and receiving constructive comments to help each other in the editing process. 

This is a friendly, supportive group - newcomers always welcome.

Please bring writing materials, and 8 - 10 copies of one or two of your poems.
Cost - £4, reduced to £2 for subscribers - including refreshments.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Poetry Workshop, Tuesday 4 March

We're delighted that Michael Newman will be leading the writing exercise this month - on Tuesday 4 March, 7pm - 10pm

As usual, please bring writing materials and also 6-8 copies of one or two of your poems. 

£4 (reduced to £2 for subscribers). Refreshments.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Poetry of the First World War - Cheltenham Poetry Society Annual Lecture, Thursday 27 February 2014


We are delighted that Chris Haslam of Dean Close School will be giving this year's Cheltenham Poetry Society Annual Lecture.  

Chris will be speaking on:
The Poetry of the First World War from Wilfred Owen to Gerrit Engelke

7pm, Thursday 27 February 2014
Venue:  Prince Michael Hall, Dean Close School
Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, GL51 6HE. 

Please use the same entrance as for the Bacon Theatre on Hatherley Road. 
There is ample parking on site.

Admission is free
Refreshments available

(Please do not use the main school entrance on Shelburne Road)

Friday, 24 January 2014

Annual Lecture - Poetry of the First World War

We are delighted that Chris Haslam, who teaches English at Dean Close School, will be giving this year's annual lecture on 27 February.  

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Cheltenham Poetry Society and Winchcombe Poets present "Into the Heights" - Friday 17 January 2014

The first Cheltenham Poetry Society special event for 2014 is a collaboration with Winchcombe Poets. 
 It has been exciting working with Helena Cavan on this joint venture.

Into the Heights will be an evening of wods and music, commencing at 7.30 on Friday 17 January 2014, at St Nicholas Church, Chandos St, Winchcombe. 

Cheltenham and Winchcombe poets will read poems down the centuries on the search for hope in difficult times ... and will read their own work on similar themes. 
Music by Roger Turner, soloist Nia Chittenden. 

Refreshments available. A retiring collection will be made; proceeds to St Nichoas church.