Calendar

If you’re running an event that you think will be relevant to New Writing Cumbria, and would like to see it listed here, please do get in touch. Thanks.

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An Invitation to Dublin 7:00 pm
An Invitation to Dublin @ Old Stock Tea Room
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
I’m writing to invite you to an assisted reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses led by me, Mike Smith. Rather than try to read the whole of this long novel – 933 pages in my favourite[...]
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Unpicking Poetry 10:00 am
Unpicking Poetry @ Adult Education Carlisle
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
An introductory course to better understand and appreciate poetry. John Donne | Ted Hughes | Emily Dickinson | Sylvia Plath | Eilean Ni Chuilleanain | Pablo Neruda
Children’s Storytime 11:00 am
Children’s Storytime @ Bookends Carlisle
Nov 8 @ 11:00 am
Weekly on Saturdays at 11am, a storytime for 2-6 year olds, downstairs in Bookends Carlisle. Take some time out with your little one and listen to a story or two. Juice and biscuits for the[...]
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An Invitation to Dublin 7:00 pm
An Invitation to Dublin @ Old Stock Tea Room
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
I’m writing to invite you to an assisted reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses led by me, Mike Smith. Rather than try to read the whole of this long novel – 933 pages in my favourite[...]
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Maryport Litfest
Maryport Litfest @ Senhouse Roman Museum
Nov 14 – Nov 16 all-day
Maryport Litfest @ Senhouse Roman Museum | Maryport | United Kingdom
Literary Festival – Tribal Voices Friday 14th – Sunday 16th November Friday 14 November 10am – 1pm Poetry writing workshop with Kim Moore £6.00 (booking essential) 2pm – 5pm Memoir writing workshop with Isanna Curwen.[...]
A morning of Dove Cottage: Reading Group – Simon Armitage 11:00 am
A morning of Dove Cottage: Readi... @ Dove Cottage & Garden
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Simon Armitage is one of our most popular poets. Join our Literature Officer Andrew Forster for a chance to explore what it is that makes his work so original, so technically assured and so lasting.[...]
Dove Cottage Poets 2:30 pm
Dove Cottage Poets @ Dove Cottage & Garden
Nov 14 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Come along to learn from published poets, try your hand at writing exercises or get feedback on work in progress. This workshop is free, but please contact 015394 35544 to book a place.
Dove Cottage Young Poets 3:30 pm
Dove Cottage Young Poets @ Abbot Hall Art Gallery
Nov 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Dove Cottage Young Poets @ Abbot Hall Art Gallery | Kendal | United Kingdom
Ann Cleeves 7:30 pm
Ann Cleeves @ Carlisle Library
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm
Join Bookends and Carlisle Library for an evening of intrigue and suspence as Ann Cleeves, the author of the bestselling crime series ‘Shetland’ and ‘Vera’, discusses ‘Thin Air’, the latest book in the ‘Shetland’ series.[...]
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Children’s Storytime 11:00 am
Children’s Storytime @ Bookends Carlisle
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am
Weekly on Saturdays at 11am, a storytime for 2-6 year olds, downstairs in Bookends Carlisle. Take some time out with your little one and listen to a story or two. Juice and biscuits for the[...]
First World War Folk Tales with Taffy Thomas 7:30 pm
First World War Folk Tales with ... @ Bookcase
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm
Legendary storyteller Taffy Thomas gives a storytelling performance from his new collection of First World War folk tales and legends. This will be accompanied by music and followed by a Q&A session.
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An Invitation to Dublin 7:00 pm
An Invitation to Dublin @ Old Stock Tea Room
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
I’m writing to invite you to an assisted reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses led by me, Mike Smith. Rather than try to read the whole of this long novel – 933 pages in my favourite[...]
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Introduction to Book-Making
Introduction to Book-Making @ The Studio
Nov 22 all-day
Introduction to Book-Making @ The Studio | Ulverston | England | United Kingdom
Held at Ford Park, this one day course is an introduction to experimental book making, or book binding. This one day course will give the opportunity to explore book shapes and various forms of construction,[...]
A Day with Wordsworth’s Manuscripts 10:00 am
A Day with Wordsworth’s Manuscripts @ Jerwood Centre
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Join us for a unique opportunity to spend the day with the Wordsworth Trust’s manuscript collection and its Curator. You will have privileged access to 200-year-old internationally important manuscripts and first editions, be trained in[...]
Children’s Storytime 11:00 am
Children’s Storytime @ Bookends Carlisle
Nov 22 @ 11:00 am
Weekly on Saturdays at 11am, a storytime for 2-6 year olds, downstairs in Bookends Carlisle. Take some time out with your little one and listen to a story or two. Juice and biscuits for the[...]
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Tales for Tots: Storytelling for the under-5s 11:00 am
Tales for Tots: Storytelling for... @ The Wordsworth Museum
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tales for Tots: Storytelling for the under-5s @ The Wordsworth Museum | Grasmere | United Kingdom
Meet the people and animal who lived in Dove Cottage in our seasonal storytelling and craft sessions for under-5s. Our fun and creative sessions last for 1 hour, with 30 minutes of storytelling followed by[...]
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An Invitation to Dublin 7:00 pm
An Invitation to Dublin @ Old Stock Tea Room
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
I’m writing to invite you to an assisted reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses led by me, Mike Smith. Rather than try to read the whole of this long novel – 933 pages in my favourite[...]
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Further explorations of Narrative medicine
Further explorations of Narrativ... @ Melmerby Village Hall
Nov 29 – Nov 30 all-day
Further explorations of Narrative medicine The Narrative of healing and well-being.  Thinking about Integrative medicine, how the mind and culture influences the body and illness and the path to recovery.   Whether you are a[...]
Children’s Storytime 11:00 am
Children’s Storytime @ Bookends Carlisle
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am
Weekly on Saturdays at 11am, a storytime for 2-6 year olds, downstairs in Bookends Carlisle. Take some time out with your little one and listen to a story or two. Juice and biscuits for the[...]
Verbalise 7:30 pm
Verbalise @ Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm
Verbalise is a night for poets, novelists, story writers and anyone who wants to share their words with an audience. Open mic places are 4 minutes. Please sign up on the door. Book tickets at[...]
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