Public readings around Droitwich Town Centre including St Andrews Square and Victoria Square On Saturday 21st July
Led by Nina Lewis, Poets will read poetry during the afternoon from 2.00pm
Nina Lewis Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2017-18 has poetry published in a range of anthologies including Paper Swans Press, Fair Acre Press and Shabda Press in magazines including Abridged, Under the Radar and Here Comes Everyone and online. Nina’s debut pamphlet ‘Fragile Houses’ was published by V. Press in 2016.
Roy McFarlane was born in Birmingham of Jamaican parentage and has been Birmingham’s Poet Laureate. Roy’s contributed to numerous anthologies and enjoyed success with his first collection, Beginning With Your Last Breath, Nine Arches Press (2016). A second collection The Healing Next Time will be out in October 2018.
Since retiring from teaching John Mills has devoted his time to poetry; performing at festivals and events all over the UK. Never scared of exploring the, “dark places,” Helen Mort described his work as, “Compassionate, bold and generous,” and Jean Atkin described his recent appearance at Ludlow as “Barnstorming”. He is likely to make you laugh and cry at the same time.
Liz Mills has been a teacher and actor, before deciding to write her own words rather than spouting others’. Born in Yorkshire and brought up in the North of Scotland, she now lives in Stone, Staffordshire and has performed in venues from Callander to Sussex. She writes from personal experience, often with a historical or feminist perspective.