Last year I was invited by Anne Early and Yoko Isami to perform and host a poetry event as part of the Hidden Altrincham Arts Festival.
The event, in September, at Riddles (specialist spirits retailer) was a great success but little did I know at the time that the seeds had been sown to create a brand new festival focused on writing and literature; but they had well and truly been sown and the result is Altrincham Word Fest 2018.
Altrincham Word Fest has a unique selling point: all literature festivals focus on encouraging and sharing a love of literature and reading but this new festival on the block really focuses on giving people the chance, and a gentle nudge, to create their own writing.
I am of course delighted to be part of this exciting new event on the literary calendar and you can find details of all of the events and book places by following the links below:
Sat 12th May – 13:30 to 15:30 – Life writing and personal narrative workshop with Kate Feld
Sun 13th May – 13:30 to 15:30 – Creating powerful characters with Sarah Cassidy
Sun 13th May – 13:30 to 15:30 – The stories we could tell a workshop for young people 14-18 with Seamus Kelly
Thur 17th May – 19:00 to 21:00 – An evening with Paul Carroll self-publisher extraordinaire
Sun 20th May – 13:30 to 15:30 – Creating content online with We Blog North
Thur 24th May – 19:00 to 21:00 – Poetry open-mic night hosted by Seamus Kelly
Sat 26th May – 14:00 to 16:00 – The Power of Poetry with Seamus Kelly