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Forthcoming Events


Sat 26th April, 10.00am
London Zoo, Regents Park, London
Writing Workshop with Astrid Alben and Pascale Petit Programme: ‘Not so far from the gods, not so far from the beasts either’ Dates: Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th April 2014 Times: 10am – 5pm Price: £200
Tickets for this event will be released in due course, for more information please email arts[at]zsl.org Book by phone: 0844 225 1826 - Mon to Sun (8.30am-5.30pm)
This course is for anyone who wants to develop their writing skills while thinking and learning about animals, the environment and conservation issues.
This intense weekend course will comprise of an introductory talk with the course tutors, an encounter day on Saturday 26 April where you will visit the pygmy hippos, tigers, seahorses and Komodo dragon exhibits within the Zoo, with an opportunity to speak with keepers and time to take notes. This will be followed by workshops to develop your writing skills through exercises and tutor feedback. Participants will be encouraged to develop and share their work.
Writers of poetry, prose and non-fiction are all welcome. The cost of the course includes two entries to ZSL London Zoo, the creative writing workshops and access to the Zoological Society of London Library.
More information on the Zoo's website
Tue 27th May, 7.00pm
Scottish Writers Centre Club Room, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD
The Fields of War
Joint reading by Brian Johnstone & Chrys Salt Original poetry evoking war and the losses of war: from Flanders to Iraq - from The Blitz to Bosnia Two award-winning poets combine to present a live event evoking the wars of the past 100 years.
Fri 30th May, 7.00pm
British Musuem, Great Russell Street WC1B 3DG
Gerður Kristný is taking part in Viking Sagas, organised by Poet in the City
Thu 3rd July, 3.00pm
Karlsruhe University of Education (PH), Germany
Michael Hulse reading, details tba
Fri 4th July, 2.00pm
University of Giessen, Germany
Michael Hulse reading, details tba
Wed 23rd July, 8.00pm
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG 020-8348 8716
Will Stone reads from his new translation of Emile Verhaeren
Thu 2nd October
Poetic Fall Druskininkai Lithuania
Ludwig Steinherr is taking part in the Druskininkai Poetic Fall. This is the principal annual International literary festival of the Lithuanian PEN Centre