We've got a great line up for the next Settle Session on Friday 1st July at The Folly in Settle.
We have our annual reception at 6.30pm with wine and nibbles. This is your chance to suggest what Settle Sessions might produce in the next 12 months. Everyone welcome, especially our members. We'll also slip in painlessly our AGM. At 7.30pm we move into entertainment mode with our readers for the evening.
The entertainment begins with Jane Routh and Ed Reiss.We are sorry that Chris and John Bousfield are not able to be with us oin July 1st as hris has been taken ill. We wish her a speedy recovery.
But we're delighted that Jane Routh has stepped in at short notice. Jane has published three poetry collections with smith|doorstop. Her first, Circumnavigation, won the Poetry Business Competition and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for best first collection; Teach Yourself Mapmaking received a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She has taken first prize in the Academi Cardiff International Poetry Competition (with the title poem of The Gift of Boats) and in the Strokestown International Poetry Competition. She contributes reviews and non-fiction to several publications.
A former photography lecturer, Jane has lived in north Lancashire for forty years – looking after an Ancient Semi Natural Woodland, planting new woodlands and keeping geese for the last twenty years.
Ed Reiss lives and works in Bradford. Your Sort was short-listed for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize 2011. "Ka’aba' (from the same collection) was highly commended in the 2011 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem, and republished in the Forward Book of Poetry anthology. ‘Reiss is not easy to classify — always a good sign’ Helena Nelson
The open mic ‘Read Two’ slot is filled this time by three locals with a couple of their favourite or their own poems.
Joan Lee has delighted our audiences before with her beautiful readings of classic poems.
Hazel Richardson made up her first poems at the age of 6 to keep me busy while learning to ride my bike - sadly none of those were written down. She enjoys writing poems, has kept a diary since a child & has been on a few writing courses - but only read a poem once in public (at her son's wedding) so this is a terrifying first!
Veronica Caperon, who usually comperes the SS evenings, has grabbed the opportunity to read a couple of her new poems. Half of the Lippy Logic comedy-drama duo, she also writes and performs in plays sketches.
Tickets (£6, or £5.50 members) are available from Cave and Crag, The Courtyard Dairy and The Folly. Details on settlesessions.co.uk or from firstname.lastname@example.org
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