Thursday, March 06, 2008


MARCH 2008


Hi gang,


At last and oh joy and rapture, I have moved back into my flat and it feels totally wonderful to be back ‘home’ again.  From my window, sitting at my writing desk, I have the most brilliant view of St Paul’s Cathedral, and about a million miles of sky, which on a sunny day is just inspirational and never ceases to make me smile.  I’m slowly getting out of the Cardboard City that has been my home for what seems like forever, and it’s fab to have space again instead of the cupboard that I was living in in 2007.  Still have to get hooked up on broadband, so still not 100% sorted out, so it hang in there with my work e mail for a while longer. 


March is a seriously cool month poetry wise, so why not get the spring in your step poetized with some of the events I’ve got lined up for Easter month.. First, on Wednesday, March 12th there’s LOOSE MUSE at the Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2 (closest tube = Covent Garden).  This is London’s only regular event for women writers of all genres, with a warm and wonderful open mike sharing session, plus two featured writers each month.   Featured in March is the incredibly perspicacious London writer Maggie Sullivan giving us the flavour of life as she sees it with her own powerful brand of poetry to leave you captivated and mesmirised.  Also featuring, and joining us all the way from Windermere will be the multi-talented Cumbrian poet, performer, novelist and small press publisher Gill Hands.  Gill will be reading from her own fabulous collections of work, as well as exploring the pro’s and con’s of co-running Wild Women Press up there in the Cumbrian wilds, and I know she has a wealth of good stuff to share with us all.  The night starts at 8.00 p.m -  £5.00/£3.00 concs.  And there’s also chances for you to come and share and explore work in the open mike readings from the floor.


Next we have ANGEL POETRY on Thursday 13th March, kicking off as usual at 7.00 p.m.  This monthly poetry reading is at Borders Bookshop at the Angel in the N1 Centre Parkfield Street, London N1 – the shopping mall opposite Angel tube station.    March continues with the poetic treat, as we again feature three poets each having a very different style and approach to their work. First we have poet, entrepreneur and founder of Tall Lighthouse publishing, the inimitable Les Robinson sharing some of his quietly distinctive poetry with the Angel audience again.  Then, featuring for the first time at Angel Poetry, Vicky Wilson giving us a full-flavour taste of her finely-tuned and lip-smackingly well-crafted poetry to make us want second helpings of everything.  And finally, sharing some of work from her first chapbook, the potent Katrice Williams, with poetry that spreads its wings from the badlands of the USA all the way to China, via Africa and back. It’s a free event that also includes an open mike …all poets welcome. 


In both cases you can just sign up on the night or e me at before if you want a floor spot.


And both Loose Muse and Angel Poetry are growing in popularity, so come along and share the passion and the joy.


And just to add spice to the soup, I also have a series of gigs in March, both in London and overseas, so wherever you are, why not come along and see me in action elsewhere. In date order, here’s what I’m doing:


Monday 10TH March – 7.00 p.m. - I’m at the Troubadour, 265 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW5 9JA for the launch of the next edition of the capital’s oldest literary mag, the London Magazine, which has been running since 1735.  I’ve got a couple of poems in this next edition so will be joining the other readers for a feast of words.


18th March – is my birthday – no gigs, but lots of celebratory thoughts.


Thursday 20th March – 7.00 p.m. – I’m at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, as one of the 6 poets chosen to launch the Apples & Snakes/Poetry Book Society Soundblast project, which is all about promoting poets with CD’s.  The Whitechapel is at 80-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7QX.  And it’s a free event, so come along and hear me strut my stuff.  Red Shoes guaranteed!!!


Wednesday 26th March– 6.30-8.00 I have a reading with fellow poets Ruth O’Callaghan and Rosemary Norman of “What Not to do About the War…” at Chelsea Library, 16 John Islip Street, SW1P 4JU.  Another chance to hear the three of us perform our special collaboration, this time with music.


And then I’m in America starting off with:

Sunday 30th  March – Feature at the Java Monkey Speaks, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Monday 31st March – Feature at the HideOut in Sixth Street, Austin, Texas, USA.

Plus a whole host of other features, readings and workshops in Austin and San Antonio Texas.


Love, always


Agnes Meadows

Host and fellow poet


PS : For a little while longer, if you want to please do contact me at my work e,  




Agnes Meadows

Development Manager

T: 020 8536 5549

DISCOVER's STORY TRAIL, STORY GARDEN and STORY DEN is open everyday 10am - 5pm (except for Mondays during Newham term time)




As part of the Mayor's East Festival, Discover invites you to a feast of fantastic workshops, folklore, live music, dance and story telling, all with a special connection to the east end of Europe.



Make cheeky chicks, go on a hunt for Hootah's eggs and create a special hat for an Easter parade.


For more information about us and the facilities we provide please go to  or call us on: 020 8536 5555.




For more information about us and the facilities we provide please go to  or call us on: 020 8536 5555.

P please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to





Post a Comment

<< Home