For the first time all the artists in this Poetry, Music and Wine evening hail from Sheffield. We have words courtesy of the (now ten years established) writers’ group, The Word Train and we are very pleased to welcome classical guitarists Derek Taylor and Jonathan Priestly.
There will be free wine or juice and tickets are £6 at the door.
The Word Train are:
Carolyn Waudby: In 2000 Carolyn received an Arts Council grant to produce a pamphlet of poetry based on works of art. The same year a poem on wind turbines was used for a short film for the big screen. She won Third Prize in the Ilkley Literature Festival Poetry Competition 2007 and was a winner in the Melexia Poetry Competition 2009. Also in 2009, she staged an exhibition of her poems on Cuba with photographs by Paul Schatzberger, for Off The Shelf.
Jan Caborn: Jan is a student on the Sheffield Hallam University MA Writing course. She has had poems in several small press publications and was a Writer in Residence at BBC Radio Sheffield in the Year of the Artist.
Lorraine O’Reilly: In 2001 Lorraine completed an MA in Writing from Sheffield Hallam University and was on the editorial team for the first launch of Matters, the MA publication showcasing new writing talent. Her work has been published in a variety of small magazines, including Cyphers. In 2011 she was shortlisted for the Bradshaw Books/Cork Literary Review first poetry collection prize. In 2010 she was runner-up in the James Kirkup Memorial Poetry Competition and in 2009 she was a winner in Bradford Writers script writing competition.
John Gosnell: John is the founder member of The Word Train. His work has appeared in various publications including The Guardian Newspaper, Dreamweaver, and a BBC anthology, Writing On Air. He was highly commended on four separate occasions for the Hilda Cotterill Poetry Prize, and was selected for the long list of the 2009/10 Poetry Business Competition, judged by Andrew Motion. John is also a visual artist using both painting and photography, his work having been published internationally. He designs the booklets of poetry published by The Word Train. He is currently writing his first novel.
Nick Rogers: Nick started Heeley Writers with Alan Payne in 1979 and was involved with South Yorkshire Writers during the eighties.
Alan Payne: Alan’s pamphlet, Exploring the Orinoco, was a winner of the 2009/10 Poetry Business Competition, judged by Andrew Motion, and is published by Smith/Doorstop Books. He has had poems published in The North, Smiths Knoll, and Writing On Air – the BBC anthology. In 2003 a poem of his won second place in the Hilda Cotterill Poetry Prize.