Beehive Poets Calendar

 


Guest Readers and Programme 

poetry readings start at 8.00 for 8.30 p.m.

2019 Guest Readers  July 8th.

Matt Black

What happens when a man believes that dogs have the answers to all our problems? And gets carried away? What are dogs really like? What are people really like? Join Matt Black for joyful entertainment with a surprising dog story, excellent poems, cheap props and Snoopy’s answer to world peace. A crazy canine journey into your own self. Comedy, science and poetry collide! ‘Barking brilliant’ (Lola). Matt Black was Derbyshire Poet Laureate 2011-13.

Matt Black lives in Leamington Spa and writes poems for adults and children. He has worked for twenty years as a writer in schools and the community, offering projects ranging from serious and educational to playful and delightful. Since being Derbyshire Poet Laureate (2011-2013) his work concentrates more on commissions and his own writing.

His poems are published in magazines including Staple, Envoi, The Rialto, The North and Magma. He has read at festivals in this country (Edinburgh Fringe, Cheltenham, Ledbury etc.) and abroad, won awards, and has enjoyed collaborations with musicians, cartoonists, photographers, storytellers, dancers and sculptors. His collection Goblin In The Fridge was a Poetry Society Children’s Bookshelf Choice.

His most recent collections for adults are Tales from The Leaking Boot (Iron Press, 2018), and Spoon Rebellion (Smith Doorstop, 2017). His play The Storm Officer is touring in 2020.

The Snoopy Question or
One Dog’s Answer to World Peace
Edinburgh Fringe, August 2-10
2-3pm, Theatre 3, Surgeon’s Hall
 
The Storm Officer – play touring 2019-20
Tales from the Leaking Boot – book of travel haikus (Iron Press

 

The Dog Show – Edinburgh Fringe (Surgeon’s Hall)

The Storm Officer – play touring

Tales from the Leaking Boot – book of travel haikus (Iron Press)

Monday 17th. June

Read Around

Bring poems to read and share good conversation in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Monday 24th. June

Poetry Workshop.

Bring at least six copies of a poem that you are working on or editing or something that you wish to improve and receive generous and constructive criticism. Followed by a read around.

Monday 1st. July

Read Around

Bring poems to read and share good conversation in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Monday 8th. July

Guest Reader. Matt Black

Monday 15th. July

Read Around

Bring poems to read and share good conversation in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Monday 22nd. July

Poetry Workshop.

Bring at least six copies of a poem that you are working on or editing or something that you wish to improve and receive generous and constructive criticism. Followed by a read around.

 

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