Friday, 27 November 2015

Excellent evening rounds off the year

We were delighted to round off our year with yet another excellent group of writers and poets.

Once again we had a very successful session with an enthusiastic audience. 

Two established poets, Ann Pilling and Chris Considine, had chosen Settle for the launch of their new collections. Ann read from about her life in Hawes, her family and life experiences while Chris focussed on the idea of home, the remote Dales cottage she inhabited for many years and what it was like uprooting herself to move to Plymouth. 

We also had four other readers, Ron Scowcroft from Lancaster, Bob Dew from Kendal, Gavin Wilshaw from Bentham who each read two of their own poems and Kathy Swinscoe from Settle who read two poems she particularly liked by Edward Thomas.

We would like to thank the Anne Read, the curator of The Folly for the use of a beautiful room and the provision of a wood fire that made for a very cosy evening.

2015 has proved to be our most successful yet, with top rated writers and poets bringing stimulating and enjoyable work to Settle.We'll be back with a series of evenings of words and poetry in the Spring. 

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