Saturday 17th September 2016, London
Poetry Book Fair
We will have a stall at the Poetry Book Fair in Conway Hall, sharing with our mates at Valley Press.
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL
Moon Juice launch party
We’re celebrating the launch of Moon Juice, Kate Wakeling‘s fabulous collection of children’s poems aimed at children aged 8+ and illustrated by award-winning artist Elīna Brasliņa. Kate will be reading a short set of poems at 2.30pm, and books will be on sale. The pub’s kitchen will be open, so people can come and have lunch beforehand if they like, or just a drink.
All ages are welcome!
Friday 23rd September 2016, Birmingham
Reading and Being Read: Readers, Writers, Publishers
Emma Wright will speaking about her experience of running a small press for this event run by Contemporary Small Press. Kathy Pimlott, author of Goose Fair Night, will also be there, reading some of poems and speaking about her experience of being publishing.
6-8pm, Library of Birmingham, booking details to follow.
Saturday 24th September 2016, Birmingham
Emma Wright is giving a short talk about the Emma Press at this year’s BookCrossing Unconvention.
2.30-3pm, Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan,
225 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 9RY
Shakespeare in Space: Poetry for children at Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival
Four poets featured in our new anthology Watcher of the Skies: Poems about Space and Aliens will read poems about marvellous machines and alien encounters, roaming freely across time and space, with a little splash of Shakespeare thrown in.
They will also be asking the audience for suggestions to write a group poem together. This afternoon is suitable for ages 6+, with lively, musical poems which will appeal to children and adults alike. Refreshments will be available.
Featuring Abigail Parry, Jon Stone, Kate Wakeling and Richard O’Brien.
Saturday 1st October 2016, London
Watcher of the Skies booklaunch
Join us for the launch of our second poetry anthology for children. The book is aimed at children aged 8+, but all ages are very welcome to come and enjoy some readings of poems about space and aliens. Tea and cake will be provided!
With readings from: John Canfield, Mary Anne Clark, Dom Conlon, Julie Douglas, Sarah Doyle, Cheryl Moskovitz, Dale Neal, Phil Monks, Rachael Nicholas, Richard O’Brien, Rachel Piercey, Gita Ralleigh, Lawrence Schimel, Mike Sims, Camellia Stafford, Kate Wakeling, Rob Walton and Kate Wise.
Monday 10th October 2016, London
Anthology of the Sea booklaunch
Join us for the launch of The Emma Press Anthology of the Sea, edited by Eve Lacey.
With readings from Claire Booker, Holly Corfield Carr, Sara Nesbitt Gibbons, Geraldine Clarkson, Jan Heritage, Brian Grant, Katherine Gallagher, Jacqueline Saphra, Kaddy Benyon, Joseph Minden, Kavita A. Jindal and more tbc.
7.30pm-10pm (readings from 8pm), The Star of Kings, 126 York Way, London, N1 0AX
Free entry, but do please RSVP by email – firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook
Thursday 27th October 2016, Oxford
Oxford Lieder Festival
A concert for anyone aged 8 to 108! A specially-commissioned cycle of children’s songs by leading composer Cheryl Frances Hoad, setting new poetry by Kate Wakeling, plus songs from Schumann’s ‘Album for the Young’ and new works by talented young composers in association with MCS Arts Festival: a fun, varied programme to which all are encouraged to come.
1.10pm, Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford, OX1 3BN
Tickets £12 / £5 / Free – booking details here
Thursday 17th November 2016, Birmingham
Poetry Parlour, with open mic slots available on the door
7-9pm, Waterstones Birmingham