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Myths and Monsters: A Children’s Poetry Tour

Myths-and-Monsters trainingIn July-November 2015, we travelled around the UK with Myths and Monsters, a series of poetry readings and workshops themed around ‘Myths and Monsters’ and aimed at children aged 8+.  The events included poems, interactive storytelling and poetry-writing workshops, and featured poets from our new anthology Falling Out of the Sky. We visited libraries, galleries, schools and festivals. This tour was made possible by a grant from Grants for the Arts, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

You can view some photos from our training workshops for the poets here.

The tour is over now, but we can still take bookings for children’s poetry events featuring our poets. For any queries about bookings, please email Emma at queries [at] theemmapress [dot] com

TOUR DATES IN 2015

MM DulwichTuesday 7th July

TALES ON MOON LANE FESTIVAL
Poetry readings with Joe Coelho and Kate Wakeling.
12.45 & 1.45pm, schools event

MM PenzanceFriday 10th July

PENZANCE LITERARY FESTIVAL
Poetry-writing workshop with Jon Stone and Abigail Parry.
1.30-2.30pm, schools event, details here

MM Penzance

Saturday 11th July

PENZANCE LITERARY FESTIVAL
Poetry and storytelling session for families, with Jon Stone and Abigail Parry.
1-2pm, free entry, full details here

MM LewesWednesday 5th August

BAGS OF BOOKS BOOKSHOP, LEWES
Poetry and storytelling session, with Harry Man and Lavinia Singer
11-11.45am, £2 entry per child.

MM WoodleyThursday 6th August

WOODLEY LIBRARY
Poetry-writing workshop with John Canfield and Rachel Piercey.
2-3.15pm, free entry, details here

MM Slough 1Tuesday 11th August

SLOUGH LIBRARY
Poetry and storytelling session for families, with Lavinia Singer and Rachel Long.
2.30-3.30pm, free entry

MM WokinghamFriday 14th August

WOKINGHAM LIBRARY
Poetry-writing workshop with Harry Man and Rachel Piercey.
2-3.15pm, free entry, details here

MM Slough 2Tuesday 18th August

SLOUGH LIBRARY
Poetry and storytelling session for families, with Joseph Coelho and Mary Anne Clark.
2.30-3.30pm, free entry

MM GlasgowWednesday 26th August

VILLAGE STORYTELLING CENTRE, GLASGOW
Poetry and storytelling sessions, with Rachel Piercey and Richard O’Brien
11am and 1.30pm, schools events

MM Small HeathSaturday 3rd October

SMALL HEATH LIBRARY, BIRMINGHAM
Poetry-writing workshop with Rachel Long, as part of the library’s Black History Month programme. With support from Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright.

Aimed at children aged 8+.
2-3pm, free entry (book a place by contacting the library)

MM Spring HillFriday 16th October

SPRING HILL LIBRARY, BIRMINGHAM
Poetry-writing workshop with Kayo Chingonyi, as part of the library’s Black History Month programme. With support from Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright.
1.30-3pm, schools event

MM LoogabaroogaFriday 23rd October

LOOGABAROOGA FESTIVAL, LOUGHBOROUGH LIBRARY
Poetry-writing workshop with Abigail Parry and Richard O’Brien.
11am

Illustrating Poetry workshop with Emma Wright, Abigail Parry and Richard O’Brien.
2.30pm

£3 entry per session or £4 for both, book tickets here.
Aimed at children aged 8+.

MM Spring HillThursday 29th October

BIRCHFIELD LIBRARY, BIRMINGHAM
Poetry-writing workshop with Kayo Chingonyi, as part of the library’s Black History Month programme. With support from Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright.

Aimed at children aged 8+.
2-3pm, free entry (book a place by contacting the library)

MM BMAGFriday 30th October

BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM AND GALLERY
Poetry and storytelling sessions, with Kate Wakeling and John Canfield.
11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm, free entry.

MM DevonWednesday 4th November

DEVON LIBRARIES
Poetry-writing workshop with Andrew Wynn Owen and Rachel Piercey.
Schools events in Tiverton and Cullompton

MM DevonSaturday 28th November

LAKESIDE ARTS CENTRE, NOTTINGHAM
Poetry-writing workshop taking inspiration from the new Elisabeth Frink exhibition
with Rachel Piercey and Andrew Wynn Owen.
2-4pm, tickets £8, book here

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