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English: Sheffield Winter Gardens, Sheffield, ...






Please feel free to come along to the event if you are in Sheffield. I will be reading some of my poetry towards the end of the day (2.45pm ish). So please come along and say hello! I have had a shower and I am wearing my lucky socks, so it should be a good day!!



This year Word Life and Now Then will be hosting the opening event of Off The Shelf Festival Of Words at the Winter Gardens. FREE ENTRY.ย 

Open Mic as below.

There will be a handful of slots open to people who walk up on the day. First come, first served.

11.30โ€“ 12.15

Donna Jones
Julian Dobson
Jude Calvert-Toulmin
Dan Whitaker
James Giddings
Davy Charles
Ian Macgill


Imogen Cassels
Kieran Mathers
Vera Fibisian
Karl Riordan
Ben Dorey
Mark Doyle
Tim Plant
Liz Searle


Ian Macgill
Tony Goodwin
Addie Abbott
Kate Garrett
Gemma Perkins
Ben Taylor
Alexandra Carr-Malcolm
Adele Geraghty
David Turner

Poetry Films.

We’ve been happy to have commissioned the making of almost 30 short films of Sheffield based poets reading their work. From last year’s project ’21 poets for Sheffield’ to this years ‘Distant Lands – The Steel Trail’, we’ll be playing the work of some of our local poets and a few other favourites as well. If you’d like to suggest some please post suggestions on the wall.

Writing Games

We’re going to be running an open running workshop throughout the day which people are encouraged to contribute too. From the collective story (write a line, pass it on) to more specific exercises, there will be space for you to pick up a pen and start writing.

Featured Guests.

We’re also going to be featuring a few of the leading poets from the local scene and a few from further afield.

Also if anyone would like to sell books/leave flyers for other projects there will be a table manned


English: Sheffield Winter Gardens, Sheffield, England. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)