I can't believe that May has come and gone and we are almost half way through 2011. Worse still, I didn't put anything on my blog. Well, hopefully, June will make amends.
For me, the Worcestershire Literary Festival dominates the next few weeks. This is the first one and congratulations and plaudits must go to Lisa Ventura and her fantastic team for bringing the festival to life from what was an idealistic dream of Lisa's. Events, workshops, plays, slams, poetry readings etc. etc. just go to their website for all information. I have the honour to be one of ten poets shortlisted for Bard of Worcestershire, the first Worcestershire Poet Laureate. The title will be bestowed on one of us on Friday, June 17th, at Worcester Cathedral. All welcome. A rehearsal took place at the cathedral yesterday and what a venue! The Lord Mayor of Worcester will officially launch the festival on that night and thereafter follows ten days of literary events for all, whatever your tastes.
Hope to see you at the Arts Cafe on June 22nd (two plays, one especially written for the festival), Parole Parlate, Little Venice on June 23rd, and the Worcester Slam at Drummonds on June 26th. Dozens of other events to choose from too.