2017 Programme

We can now confirm the dates for the 2017 Settle Sessions

All evenings will be on Fridays at 7.30pm.

April 21st at The Folly in Settle 
The Bousfields (postponed from 2016) and Veronica Caperon

Christine Bousfield is interested in psychoanalysis using dreams and free association in her own poetry and in the workshops she runs. She is fascinated too by the music of poetry, and how it often works unconsciously. Her poetry often borders on song (its original purpose) and is widely published in magazines, anthologies, on CD, DVD and radio. John Bousfield plays with the poetry/jazz group ‘Nightdiver’, enhancing and developing the musical implications of poetry.

Poet, playwright and photographer Veronica Caperon launches Two Left Boots her first collection of poems published by Fisherrow Press. website:veronicacaperon.blogspot.co.uk
In Two Left Boots you'll find her natural funny, touching and instinctive style.  The subjects of her poems range from hair to heaven, love to libraries in a variety of forms and an easy, open style.

What the reviewers say: Lively, varied, tender, humorous, full of affection yet never sentimental (Carole Bromley)....much to enjoy and to ponder, in these carefully wrought, yet always accessible poems - love, loss, landscape, laughter – what more can we ask? (Ann Pilling)...This pamphlet packs a great deal into a small space (Jean Stevens)....It's brought tears to my eyes, made me laugh in parts, lifted my heart in others. It's a book to treasure (an 'ordinary' reader).

The ‘Read Two’ open mike spot, prize winners from the 2016 Setyle Sessions national poetry competition will read a couple of poems each – Kerry Darbishire, Maggie How, David Smith and Andrew Knowles.
Tickets £6, are available from Cave and Crag, The Courtyard Diary and The Folly. Details on settlesessions.co.uk

June 23rd including reception and AGM at the Folly, with Kathleen Jones

September 29th, venue to be confirmed,
with Kim Moore

November 17th at The Folly with Jean Harrison and Sue Vickerman

We will be contacting people soon to invite them to take part in the Read Two slots, for each event.

Tickets are £6 (members £5.50) available from Cave and Crag, The Courtyard Dairy and The Folly, nearer the dates.

More details from info@settlesessions.co.uk

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