Wednesday, 20 August 2014

From Africa to North Yorkshire

Writers share work

The next Settle Sessions evening of short stories and poetry readings will be on Friday 5th September.

On the programme is Settle Poet Jean Harrison and Patricia Pogson from Cumbria.

Jean is one of the organisers of this series of evenings designed to present writings in a relaxed and convivial style at The Folly in Settle. She has two collections of poetry published with a novel due out next year. A retired teacher, Jean lived and work for a number of years in Africa, and has been making her progress up the country from Exeter via several places and is now settled in North Yorkshire.

Patricia Pogson lives in Staveley in Cumbria. Her work appears in many anthologies and she has six collections of poems published. She has won numerous poems, but can't remember all of them! She has run The Brewery Poets based at The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal for some years. Her writing has a down to earth approach, showing life as it is lived, but often with a twist that makes the reader sit up and think.

There will also be a chance for local writers and poets to read their own and others' work in the "Read Two" slot. Sarah Littlefeather is coming from the Ulverston area while John Rose, Joan Lee and Olwyn Bolger live in Settle.

The evening takes place at The Folly in Settle at 7.30pm. Tickets (£6, £5.50 members) are available from Cave and Crag as well as 01729 823305. More details from 

Date for your diary:

Friday 21st November - 6.30pm AGM and reception - members and the public welcome! (please email us if you'd like to come