Saturday, 28 November 2009


The Language Club will hold their Xmas meeting at Plymouth Arts Centre on Saturday 5th December, 7.30 to 10pm. There will be the usual open mic and the special guest for December is Plymouth poet Steve Spence, one of the Language Club organisers. Steve's poetry and reviews have appeared in various magazines including Great Works, Stride, Tears in the Fence and The Rialto. He completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Plymouth in 2007; his first poetry collection will be published by Shearsman in 2010.
     The Language Club is a friendly and tolerant writers performance platform that meets regularly at Plymouth Arts Centre. Readers and musicians and audience are all welcome. Entry is £5, £3 concessions, your first glass of wine is free, xmas meeting with mince pies.

Thursday, 19 November 2009


Catching up with recent publications by performance poet and MA Creative Writing graduate Rose Cook, I found this pamphlet Everyday Festival from HappenStance press, and discovered that Rose has recently launched her first full-length collection of poetry Taking Flight published by Oversteps Books. Rose Cook co-founded and co-presented the Devon poetry and performance forum One Night Stanza. She is one of the Apples and Snakes poets. Find Rose Cook's site here.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009


The third issue of the literary journal Short Fiction was launched on wednesday 11 November with a reading by Irish author Mike McCormack to a good crowd at the Roland Levinsky Building in Plymouth. The third issue of Short Fiction features new stories from award winning writers such as Brad Watson, Melanie Rae Thon and Andrew Cowan and also New Writers Competition Winner Peter Deadman. To order a copy see the Short FICTION website.

Sunday, 1 November 2009


The Plymouth 2009 MA Degree show will take place from the 2nd to the 5th November in the Roland Levinsky Building.

Graduating MA Creative Writing students will be taking part with 20 minute readings of their work, either at Crosspoint (the middle of the ground floor) or in the Peninsula Arts Gallery.

2 November 12-1pm
Abi Alao and Philippa de Burlet

3 November 12-1pm
Hana Sklenkova and Sam Farley

4 November 12-1.30pm
Carolyn Eddy, Bill Eaton and Jean Grimsey

MA Fine Artists and others will have their work showing in the Levinsky Building through the week, so do make a point of looking around.

These events are free and open to everyone.