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Kildare Readers Festival 2019

I'm happy to have been  invited back to Kildare Readers Festival. For this year's (10th) edition I will run a workshop with title 'Persona Poetry' : "Participants will be guided by Christodoulos Makris to make use of public texts to compose poetry in the personae of a range of current figures. This is a fun and interactive workshop, with the techniques employed adaptable to writing other kinds of poetry. Participants will also create an 'exquisite corpse' (a communally composed poem). Christodoulos is acclaimed as one of the leading practitioners of experimental poetry. All levels of experience welcome." The workshop takes place on Saturday 19 October at 2pm , at the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Participation is free, but booking is required. You can book a place here . Workshop participants will have the opportunity to share the poetry they produced in  'Hot Off The Press' , an event directly following the workshop wh

Norway's European Poetry Festival: Ålesund & Bergen

I look forward to travelling to the west coast of Norway for events in Ålesund and Bergen on 17 & 18 September, part of  the Nordic & European Poetry Festival . Ålesund: First at 7pm on Tuesday 17 September I'll be in Ålesund reading from this is no longer entertainment  in  a showcase of solo readings by poets from across Europe as well as a selection of poets from Norway. Venue: Mottaket (Nedre Strandgate 2A, 6004 Ålesund). In association with  Ålesund Literary Salon . Free Entry. Line up: Hilde Myklebust / Kaisa Aglen / SJ Fowler / Jon Ståle Ritland / Harry Man / Maja Jantar / Endre Ruset / Dan Andersen / Eli Fossdal Waage / Christodoulos Makris / Maria Malinovskaya / David Spittle. Bergen: Then the following evening Wednesday 18th (7pm start) I'll be in Bergen for an evening of poetry in pairs, where I'll present a brand new collaboration with Endre Ruset . This takes place in Bergen Public Library (Strømgaten 6, Bergen). Again, entry is free. F