Creative Busy – Busy Creative

The last few weeks have been particularly busy and varied on the creative working front:

  • Writing new poems
  • Preparing and delivering 20 minute guest poet set
  • Writing and scripting a new on-line workshop
  • Judging a photography competition
  • Compering a poetry event
  • Leading a bike ride with poetry along the way
  • Board meeting for Rochdale ideas and literature festival

And events over the next week or so include:

  • Writing a book review
  • Judging a poetry competition
  • Slot on radio show
It’s been great fun, a reminder that this stuff matters and that I should keep on keeping on and get these blogs of mine back up off the ground.

Connect2poetry celebration event

Two groups of cyclists, a group,of walkers and lots of people to make up an audience enjoyed the special celebration at Healey Dell on 5th October 2013.

How many other poetry events have 10 attendees arriving by bicycle?

The event held in the Songsmith Solar Marquee saw live music and performances by 13 poets to celebrate the completion of a project which has seen a total of 40 poems installed on the Connect2 network throughout the borough of Rochdale. Enormous thanks to everyone who attended and to all the performers who were;

Sam Fisher, Robin Parker, Norman Warwick, Eileen Earnshaw, myself, Dave Davis, Lorraine Charlseworth, Marilyn, Cath Coward, Joe (Rochdale Ranter), Phil Hulme, John Leach and Yasir.

Thanks also to Andy Wiggins who came on the bike ride and wrote a short piece which I, as compere, had the privilege of reading on his behalf.

The event was organised by Cartwheel Arts and the Connect2Poetry project has been a collaboration between, Catwheel Arts, Rochdale Libraries Maskew Collection and CTC.