Torriano Poetry

Sunday 9 October, 7.30pm. £6/£5 cash. Poets from the floor welcome.

Guest readers: Sophie Herxheimer & Helen Sheppard

Sophie Herxheimer is a London based poet and visual artist. Her collection Velkom to Inklandt (Short Books, 2017) was a Poetry Book of the Month in the Observer and a Sunday Times Book of the Year. Her book 60 Lovers to Make and Do, (Henningham Family Press, 2019) was a TLS Book of the Year. She has an ongoing project where she listens and draws stories live with members of the public. Her latest collection is INDEX (zimZalla, 2021), a box of 78 collage poems, made from found text, published in a box as a deck of prophetic cards. 

Helen Sheppard is a Bristol-based writer, a twin and has worked as a midwife. Her poetry explores themes of birth, life, family, friendship, health and loss, and those whose voices are often unheard. She started to write in her forties during a ‘kick start your reading’ class. Helen co-runs Satellite of Love Word events and loves the alchemy of being involved in community events with Bristol Literature Festival, Lyra Poetry Festival and she enjoys mentoring new poets.    Helen has performed at Milk Poetry, Berkeley Square Review, Mind Matters, That’s What She Said, RTB Spotlight,Torriano Meeting House, Harvard Medical School, Nuyorican Poetry Cafe, Parkside Lounge, Poetry + Health, schools parks and gardens.

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Also Torriano in cyberspace at 6.30. hosted by Joan Michelson.
There is no guest reader at the online event. The live session at Torriano is not broadcast here. Bring poems to read or just listen. Join us there, all welcome. All welcome to read or listen. Free.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3940991487?pwd=VXN0djNHU0F5M2pDK0dscXdRTkJwZz09
 Meeting ID: 394 099 1487
 Passcode: 8dFNdWq

Fun Palace

Saturday 1 October. Noon to 6.15pm.  

Joan Littlewood’s vision of arts and sciences for all.
Big fun, small space, the universe in a grain of sand. In past years we have celebrated the Russian revolution; built a time machine; explored the cutting edge of architecture; there has always been and will always be orange peel sculpting, dramatic interludes, making things, science experiments, important conversations and a tea urn.

Torriano events

Torriano Poetry

Sunday 18th September, 7.30 – Laura Scott, Declan Ryan introduced by Lisa Kelly. £6/£5 cash. Poets from the floor welcome

Torriano Teas

Again, every Wednesday

Sunday Poetry

The autumn season opens with

Sunday 4th September – Peter Phillips, Dinah Livingstone, Dan Kennedy

7.30pm; £6/5 according to pocket

Torriano Teas

The hosts are taking a break and will be back with tea, poetry, conversation on Wednesday 7 September 3 – 5pm.

Sunday Poetry

Sunday 24 July 7.30pm. Poets for Peace hosted by Dan Kennedy. free. Poets from the floor welcome.

Also Torriano in cyberspace at 6.30.
There is no guest reader. The live session at Torriano is not broadcast here. Bring poems to read or just listen. Join us there, all welcome. All welcome to read or listen. Free.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3940991487?pwd=VXN0djNHU0F5M2pDK0dscXdRTkJwZz09
 Meeting ID: 394 099 1487
 Passcode: 8dFNdWq

Poets for Peace

Torriano Poetry

Sunday July 3rd, 7.30. Cash £6/£5 (or more) according to pocket

Forrest Gander, translator of Coral Bracho’s, It Must Be a Misunderstanding: New and Selected Poems, introduced by poet Leo Boix. Readings and conversation hosted by Lisa Kelly.

Forrest Gander (born 1956) is an American poet, translator, essayist, and novelist. The A.K. Seaver Professor Emeritus of Literary Arts & Comparative Literature at Brown University, Gander won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2019 for Be With and is chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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