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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Write in Nature 10:00 am
Write in Nature @ Mungrisdale Village Hall
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
WRITE IN NATURE – WITH CUMBRIAN WRITER GERALDINE GREEN SATURDAY MAY 7TH 2016 Event details: Sat, 07/05/2016 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Eycott Hill Nature Reserve is an inspirational place with fabulous views, unique geology, and[...]
Children’s Storytime 11:00 am
Children’s Storytime @ Bookends Carlisle
May 7 @ 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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Poetry Business Writing School Extravaganza 2:30 pm
Poetry Business Writing School Extravaganza @ Wordsworth Trust
May 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Poetry Business Writing School Extravaganza @ Wordsworth Trust | Grasmere | United Kingdom
In a special afternoon, Ann and Peter Sansom will introduce and invite poets taking part in the Poetry Business Writing School to read some of their own work. This exciting and fast-paced format will introduce[...]
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Open Mic at Natterjacks 7:30 pm
Open Mic at Natterjacks @ Natterjacks
May 11 @ 7:30 pm
Open Mic at Natterjacks @ Natterjacks | Ulverston | England | United Kingdom
Open Mic at Natterjacks in Ulverston. Come and read your own poem or a favourite poem by somebody else, or just come and listen! Sign up on the door. MC Kim Moore. Free entry.
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Meet the Author: Annie Weir 7:30 pm
Meet the Author: Annie Weir @ The Old Courthouse
May 12 @ 7:30 pm
Meet the Author: Annie Weir @ The Old Courthouse | Shap | England | United Kingdom
Come and hear Annie Weir speak about her writing and her latest novel, Judith Wants to be Your Friend, an intriguing story with thrilling undertones.
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Dove Cottage Young Poets 3:30 pm
Dove Cottage Young Poets @ Abbot Hall Art Gallery
May 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Dove Cottage Young Poets @ Abbot Hall Art Gallery | Kendal | United Kingdom
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A Local Habitation: Writing Our Way Home 10:00 am
A Local Habitation: Writing Our Way Home @ Kendal Library
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
A Local Habitation: Writing Our Way Home @ Kendal Library | Kendal | United Kingdom
A writing workshop with the writer and poet Kathleen Jones in collaboration wiht the Norman Nicholson Society and Kendal Library In this life-writing workshop, inspired by the work of the Cumbrian poet and writer Norman[...]
Barrow Poetry Workshop 10:30 am
Barrow Poetry Workshop @ Ormsgill CDC
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Beginners and experienced poets are welcome. Morning session will consist of writing new poems – in the afternoon, bring 12 copies of a poem that you would like feedback on. Tea, coffee and biscuits included[...]
Children’s Storytime 11:00 am
Children’s Storytime @ Bookends Carlisle
May 14 @ 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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Poetry Evening 7:00 pm
Poetry Evening @ The Old Courthouse
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Poetry Evening @ The Old Courthouse | Shap | England | United Kingdom
Poetry evening at Shap Old Courthouse. If you enjoy the spoken word, bring a poem or reading to share, or just come to listen. Admission: £2. Teas / coffees available, or bring your own drinks.
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Making a poet out of a man 7:30 pm
Making a poet out of a man @ Wordsworth Trust
May 20 @ 7:30 pm
Arthur Kincaid, a professional actor and long-time Friend of the Wordsworth Trust, is well known locally for his recent productions of The Tempest and Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound.  At this special event for the benefit of the[...]
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Children’s Storytime 11:00 am
Children’s Storytime @ Bookends Carlisle
May 21 @ 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[...]
Cumbrian Literary Group 2:30 pm
Cumbrian Literary Group @ Skiddaw Hotel
May 21 @ 2:30 pm
Members’ Anthology: Rags to Riches.  Time: 5 minutes. Members prepare a talk about characters from literature whose prospects have changed for the better.  Expect some surprising revelations. ALL WELCOME.  A small charge of £4 is[...]
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Word Mess 7:00 pm
Word Mess @ Penrith Old Fire Station
May 24 @ 7:00 pm
Word Mess @ Penrith Old Fire Station | United Kingdom
Words out loud – that’s the brief for performers. Spoken word, short readings, poetry and more from Cumbrian writers and occasional guests in this new, monthly event – on the fourth Tuesday of every month. An intimate[...]
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WIZA WORDS 2016: Festival of Creative Writing
WIZA WORDS 2016: Festival of Creative Writing @ Wigton Market Hall
May 28 – May 31 all-day
Timetable (all times are approximate) Saturday 28th May: 10am: Art Exhibition official opening 10:30am: Creative Writing official opening 11am: Guest reader 11:30am: Open mic readings 1pm: Wigton Theatre Group reading 2pm: Workshop – Lifetime Memories[...]
Children’s Storytime 11:00 am
Children’s Storytime @ Bookends Carlisle
May 28 @ 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[...]
Pavilion Poets 2:30 pm
Pavilion Poets @ Wordsworth Trust
May 28 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Pavilion Poetry is a new poetry series from Liverpool University Press. Come along to hear from three new collections of poetry released in 2015 by 3 exciting voices: Mona Arshi, Sarah Corbett & Eleanor Rees.[...]
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