The Poetry Hub

19
Feb
2022

Rebecca Lehmann & Richard Cooper

Sat 19 Feb 1:00 pm -2:00 pm
Free - Registration Required
Rebecca Lehmann & Richard Cooper

Rebecca Lehmann is an artist and poet living in Faversham. She published her first collection She Is the Wild in 2021.

Richard Cooper reads poetry by Rosemary McLeish, his late wife, an acclaimed artist and poet whose final performance was at Faversham Literary Festival in 2020. A late starter, Rosemary began to write when she was around 40. She has had poems published in many anthologies and magazines, self-published two pamphlets, and her first collection, I am a Field, was published early in 2019. Her collection Defragmentation (2020), put into words her experience of terminal cancer.

19
Feb
2022

Rosie Johnston & Fiona Sinclair

Sat 19 Feb 2:30 pm -3:30 pm
Free - Registration required
Rosie Johnston & Fiona Sinclair

Rosemary Johnston and Fiona Sinclair perform poetry focusing on mental health, family and new beginnings in later life.

Rosie Johnston’s four poetry books are published by Lapwing Publications in Belfast with Six-Count Jive most recently, in March 2019. Her poems have appeared in the Poetry of Places anthology (Oneworld, 2020), Her Other Language (Arlen House, 2020), and many magazines. She lives in Westgate.

Fiona Sinclair is a retired teacher. A balance disorder which had her housebound for some years enabled her to write on a regular basis. Her work has been published in numerous literary magazines and has published many collections, including A Talent for Hats, and Slow Burner. She is the editor/owner of the on line poetry magazine 'Message in a Bottle'. She lives in a Kentish village.

19
Feb
2022

Maggie Butt, Robert Selby & Winsome Monica Minott

Sat 19 Feb 4:00 pm -5:00 pm
Free - Registration Required
Maggie Butt, Robert Selby & Winsome Monica Minott

Maggie Butt reads from her latest collection, Everlove (The London Magazine, 2021), her sixth poetry collection. Maggie's poetry appears widely in anthologies and journals, and in 2020 she published her first novel, The Prisoner's Wife. She is a member of Poets for the Planet and lives in Whitstable.

Robert Selby's The Coming-Down Time (Shoestring, 2020) is his first collection. He is editor of the online journal Wild Court and lives in Whitstable. 'Vivid, precise and stamped with a very English restraint, these poems deftly connect people and place.' – Melissa Harrison

Winsome Monica Minott's second collection Zion Roses came out with Peepal Tree Press in 2021. Her poems have been widely published in international journals. Her debut collection, Kumina Queen, was published by Peepal Tree in 2016. She is currently a PhD student at University of Kent.

19
Feb
2022

The Poetry Open Mic Session

Sat 19 Feb 5:30 pm -6:30 pm
Free - Registration required
The Poetry Open Mic Session

Hosted by Angela Dye. All welcome!

19
Feb
2022

Pauline Holmes

Sat 19 Feb 7:00 pm -7:45 pm
Free - Registration required
Pauline Holmes

Pauline Holmes performs from her first collection of poems Talk to The Paw (Whisky & Beards, 2022), written unashamedly for those who are at their happiest when covered in dog hair. She was crowned Kent Poetry Slam Champion in February 2020 and is winner of the Inspired by Dogs poetry competition. Her one woman show, Talk to The Paw, debuted at the 2019 Faversham Fringe to great critical acclaim and her poetry has been published in Confluence magazine.