The Whitleigh Words Writing Contest Winners & Entrants

The Whitleigh Words Festival Writing Contest Winners & Entrants

Thank you and well done to everyone who entered the Whitleigh Writing Contest 2015.

I wanted to run this contest because I believe that for some people it is their only way to express their thoughts and feelings. My hope was to have entries from those who were also not great with grammar and spelling, happily, that is what I got from some entrants and their writings were full of depth and feelings. That is what writing is all about, not being judged on your ability to write or the standard of a person’s education and not being afraid to express yourself! Writing from your heart and soul is the always the best way forward.

Below you will be able to read the nine winning poems, songs and stories. 

WINNERS OF THE “POETRY/SONGS” SECTION

1st Jack Horne – Carol Concert

Carol Concert

2nd Ruth Muttlebury – Acrostic Sonnet For Whitleigh

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3rd Ray Glasson – Our Home

Our Home

WINNERS OF THE “STORIES” SECTION

1st Trudy Ruth Roden – Julia’s Wish

Julias Wish

2nd Carol Ager – Memories Of Whitleigh

Memories Of Whitleigh

3rd Jack Horne – Vampire Rendezvous

Vampire Rendevous

WINNERS OF THE “MY FAMILY” SECTION

1st Mike Tracey – Life Of Firsts

Life Of Firsts

2nd Stuart Dann – Keep Shining Bright

Keep Shining Bright

3rd Judith Thompson – My Family

My Family0002

 

 

Authors Joanna Gawn and Ron Dickerson

Authors Joanna Gawn and Ron Dickerson

The Lazuli Portals

Book signing at the Whitleigh Words Festival

Saturday 2nd May 2015

12pm – 2pm

At St Chads Church Hall, Whitleigh Green.

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Joanna Gawn and Ron Dickerson are two best friends who write
~ metaphysical and visionary fiction
~ tales of the magical and the paranormal
~ stories which thrill, empower, uplift, and/or entertain (sometimes all at once!)

 

Joanna is a Reiki Master/Practitioner, with a background in mathematics, logic, and science. 
Health challenges led her to Reiki and subtle energies, opening up a whole new world. 
She met Ron, a businessman, Rotarian, ex-rugby player/coach and naturally-gifted healer, through her husband’s interest in classic cars. 
As their friendship developed, they began exploring philosophy, energy healing, and the metaphysical … and The Celestine Prophecy books. 

Ron Dickerson lives just over the hill from Whitleigh Green, sandwiched between Whitleigh, Southway and Tamerton!

Joanna Gawn lives in Paignton.

You can read more about The Lazuli Portals on their website HERE!

See their blog HERE! 

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Contact: Ron Dickerson
01752794283
07966575340

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Author Mike Fullerton Book-Signing & Talk

WHITLEIGH WORDS FESTIVAL 2015
Author Mike Fullerton
Book-Signing & Acoustic Poetry Music
Saturday 21st March 2015
12pm – 4pm
OWL-FACED ZAC AND THE OWLETS
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Come join Zac through this satirically sweet fantasy adventure, buzzing with poetic imagery, zoological zaniness and ornithological irony. IN OTHER WORDS, it’s got a flying-dog and English-speaking owlets in a parallel Cornwall.
       Prepare to be willingly whipped-away in a whirlwind of pooch-persecution, then wrapped in an owlet-down duvet of feathery-friendship.
 
“Inventive and Poignant Story” Caroline Sheldon Caroline Sheldon, Lit Agency
    
    Buy The Book at The Whitleigh Words Festival or at the book stores below
On kindle: PRICE £2.24…  link
Paperback Approx £6 @The Bookshelf, SALTASH 
WADEBRIDGE Bookshop,
  Aquila Christian Bookshop, LAUNCESTON,
Sacred Place ST AUSTELL
Direct sale through  bibeeno@hotmail.com
Mick Fullerton will also perform his Acoustic Poetry Music in the Conference Room at St Chads Church on 21st March, 12.45pm for 30 minutes.

 

Where Are The Libraries in Plymouth?

Here is a list of libraries in Plymouth. Whitleigh does not have a library but you will find the nearest library in this list.

http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/libraries

 

Southway Library

351 Southway Drive
Plymouth PL6
01752 305636

Ernesettle Library

3 Hornchurch Road
Plymouth PL5 2TQ
01752 365522

West Park Library

425 Crownhill Road
Plymouth, Devon PL5 2LJ
01752 306241

Crownhill Library

Cross Park Rd
Plymouth, Devon PL6 5AN
01752 306248

Discovery Library

Level 5,, Derriford Hospital
Plymouth
Devon PL6 8DH
01752 439111

Plymouth Schools Library Service

Chaucer School/Chaucer Way
Plymouth PL5 3EJ
01752 780713

Estover Community Library

Tor Bridge High School
Miller Way
Plymouth, Devon PL6 8UN
01752 312502

St Budeaux Library

Victoria Road
Plymouth, Devon PL5 1RQ
01752 306237

Eggbuckland Library

Eggbuckland Community College
Westcott Close
Plymouth, Devon PL6 5YB
01752 786353

Peverell Library

242 Peverell Park Road
Plymouth PL3 4QF
01752 305633

Efford Library

19 Torridge Way
Plymouth, Devon PL3 6JQ
01752 308985

Laira Library

240 Old Laira Road, Laira
Plymouth
PL3 6AF
01752 398137

Stoke Library

Plymouth
01752 306239

Devonport (St Aubyn) Library

Chapel Street
Plymouth PL1 4DP
01752 306246

Charles Seale-Hayne Library

Plymouth PL4 8AA
01752 588588

Plymouth Central Library

Drake Circus
Plymouth
Devon PL4 8AL
01752 305900

Tothill Library

Tothill Community Centre
Knighton Road
Plymouth, Devon PL4 9DA
01752 667427

Plymstock Library

Plymouth
01752 306606

Plympton Library

Ridgeway
PL7 2AS
01752 305630

 

Whitleigh Words Festival – Whats On and When!

The Whitleigh Words Festival 2015
Whitleigh Big Local Arts founder Sandy Wager
 Free Entry to all events.
Children must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult.
 Hear all about the launch day with Sandy Wager on Whitleigh Wireless Here!
Saturday 21st March
12pm – 4pm at St Chads Church, Whitleigh Green
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The Whitleigh Words Contest Opens For Entries Today!
All Plymouth Residents are welcome to enter this prize competition.
Find out how to enter HERE!
Book Swap – Bring along your unwanted books and swap them for another in the main hall.
10am – 2.30pm
 Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
Also a book swap in Porkies Cafe.
 
FREE Workshops – sign up today if you have not already. These workshops are intended to inspire your entry into the Whitleigh Words Writing Contest.
 
Book Hunt – Find the FREE book/s on Whitleigh Green
Whitleigh Wireless Link
 
MUSIC
Live music from the Plymouth Ukulele Players Facebook
 READINGS
Taster Readings and talks by various Authors, Writers & Story-Tellers in the Conference room. 30 minute sessions.
‘Feel Better With A Book’ Taster Sessions with Caroline Adams
STORY-TELLING
Gemma Grenney – Story -Telling for Children 2 X 15 minute sessions throughout the afternoon. FREE
VARIOUS STALLS
Little Book Hollow – Childrens Books website
Usborne Books – Childrens Books website
Plymouth City Council Central & North Prospect Library
Whitleigh.Edibles facebook
Childrens Word Craft Table
Angie White – Book Sculptures/Memory Books website
Nicola Bonner of Painty Faces. Childrens Face Painter.
BOOK SIGNING
Author/Plymouth Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan website
Author Mike Fullerton website
Scrabble for fun!
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Friday 27th March
Hunt the FREE Book/s on Whitleigh Green 
10am – 2.30pm
 Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
Book Swap in Porkies Cafe, bring your unwanted books.
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Saturday 11th April
12.pm until 2pm.
St Chads Church Hall
FREE Workshop in the conference room with Plymouth’s Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan website
Various stalls and entertainment in the main hall.
Find out how to enter the Whitleigh Words Prize Writing Contest webpage
The Williams Cards Family website
Little Book Hollow – Childrens Books website
Muriel Waterhouse Knitted Dolls
Angie White, Memory Books webpage
Scrabble for fun!
Childrens Word Crafts Table (Free)
Sign up for Ray Glasson’s new Writers group in Whitleigh
Free Entry.
10am – 2.30pm
 Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
Book Swap in Porkies Cafe, bring your unwanted books.
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Saturday 25th April
Throughout the afternoon join us in the MusicLab www.iorchestra.co.uk
Whitleigh Green, Porkies Cafe & St Chads Church Hall
1pm – 6pm
FREE
Deck chairs optional!
 
In collaboration with iOrchestra‘s MusicLab, Whitleigh Big Local & The Whitleigh Words Festival, a St Georges Day afternoon on Whitleigh Green.
 
The Great British Tea Party with ‘A Bit Of A Do’
Live music and entertainment throughout the afternoon from local musicians.
Various local stalls.
Scrabble for fun!
A chance to sign up for a brand new Writers group in Whitleigh chaired by Ray Glasson.
Sign up for the next Free Writers Workshop with Author, Terri Nixon
Find out how to enter the Whitleigh Words Prize Writing Contest
10am – 2.30pm
 Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
Porkies Cafe Book Swap, bring and swap your unwanted books.
LIVE PERFORMANCE
1pm: Whitleigh Community Primary School Taiko Drummers
1.30pm: Poetry readings from the children of WoodView School kindly helped along by Story-Teller & Poet Andy Blackwell
2pm – 3pm: The Plymouth Morris Dancers/Mummers with audience participation.
3pm: Singer, Isobel Cleverley 
3.30pm: Fashion show featuring St Lukes Charity Shop
4pm – 4.30pm: Miss Von Trapp – Cello/humour website
5pm – 5.30pm: Jane Anderson-Brown – Popular British Music. website
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Friday 1st May
Last day of entries for the Free Crossword Prize Draw.
Enter via our Whitleigh Big Local Newsletter.
Our newsletter is delivered free to our residents and can be found in our local shops, Doctors surgery and other local business premises.
You can also read our newsletter online HERE!
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Saturday 2nd May
12pm – 2pm
St Chads Church, Whitleigh Green
Free Entry
 
FREE Workshop with Author Terri Nixon in the conference room. website
 
Entertainment in the main hall.
Book signing with local Authors Ron Dickerson & Joanna Gawn website
Various stalls
Book sales
Angie White’s Memory Books webpage
Little Book Hollow – Childrens Books website
Book Art with Kylie Jones
Book swaps, bring your unwanted books.
Scrabble for fun!
FREE word crafts for the children
10am – 12.30pm
 Random Poetry Readings and book swaps in Porkies Cafe
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
A brand new writing group launching in Whitleigh on Tuesday 5th May 2015 from 10am until 12pm every week.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)
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Saturday 9th May
Whitleigh Poetry Walk with Ruth Snell. website
Meet up at the Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road 11.45am.
Ends at approx 2pm
Weather permitting.
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
12th May
A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
19th May

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
26th May

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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Friday 29th May
FREE Book Hunt on Whitleigh Green.
 
10am – 2.30pm
 Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
Book Swap in Porkies Cafe, bring your unwanted books.
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
2nd June

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
9th June

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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Saturday 6th June
12pm – 2pm
St Chads Church
in the Conference room
Free Entry
 FREE Music Writing Workshop with Jane Anderson-Brown website
 Various stalls and entertainment in the main hall.
Little Book Hollow – Childrens Books website
Book Signing with Marie Westlake (Buzzzzby Stories) LINK
Scrabble for fun!
10am – 2.30pm
Book Swaps & Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
Free Entry.
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Saturday 13th June
Whitleigh Poetry Walk with Ruth Snell. website
This event will go ahead only if the previous Poetry Walk 9th May is cancelled.
Meet at the Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road, 11.45am.
Ends at approx 2pm
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
16th June

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
23rd June

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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Friday 26th June
FREE Book Hunt on Whitleigh Green.
10am – 2.30pm
 Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
Book Swap in Porkies Cafe. Bring your unwanted books.
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
30th June

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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Saturday 4th July
12pm – 2pm
St Chads Church Conference room
Free Entry
 FREE Japanese Poetry Workshop with Author Ruth Snell website
 Various stalls and entertainment in the main hall.
Little Book Hollow – Childrens Books website
Scrabble for fun!
 
10am – 2.30pm
 Book Swaps & Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
7th July

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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Saturday 11th July
Whitleigh Words Festival Prize Treasure Hunt
FREE ENTRY
This is the first day of the treasure hunt. Clues will be placed all over Whitleigh. The Treasure Hunt will run for approx 2 weeks.
Find out more about the Treasure Hunt HERE!
10am – 2.30pm
 Book Swaps & Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
14th July

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
21st July

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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Saturday 25th July
Whitleigh Words Festival Treasure Hunt ENDS
 
10am – 2.30pm
 Book Swaps & Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
28th July

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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Friday 31st July
FREE Book Hunt on Whitleigh Green.
10am – 2.30pm
 Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
Book Swap in Porkies Cafe, bring your unwanted books.
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Saturday 1st August
12pm – 2pm
Free Entry
St Chads Church conference room
 FREE Workshop with Author Susmita Bhattacharya website
 Various stalls and entertainment in the main hall.
Little Book Hollow – Childrens Books website
Scrabble for fun!
 
10am – 2.30pm
 Book Swaps & Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
4th August

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
11th August

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
18th August

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
25th August

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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Friday 28th August
FREE Book Hunt on Whitleigh Green.
10am – 2.30pm
 Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
Book Swap in Porkies Cafe. Bring your unwanted books.
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Tuesday 1st September
Whitleigh Words Writing Contest…..LAST day of entry.
Judging takes place throughout September!
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
1st September

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
8th September

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
15th September

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
22nd September

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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Friday 25th September
FREE Book Hunt on Whitleigh Green.
10am – 2.30pm
 Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
Book Swap in Porkies Cafe. Bring your unwanted books.
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
29th September

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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The Whitleigh Words Exhibition 
Saturday 3rd October
9.30 am – 4.30pm 
A Festival of colour and verse, all of the Word Contest entries will be tied with ribbons to every tree from Whitleigh Green to the Albemarle Inn.
Spend some time reading the poetry, songs and stories, take photos, enjoy reading the works of our local talented writers!
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Saturday 3rd October
The Whitleigh Words Festival 2015 Finale!
12pm – 4pm at St Chads Church, Whitleigh Green
Free Entry
Book swaps, bring your unwanted books.
Scrabble for fun!
BOOK – SIGNING
Author/Plymouth Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan website
 Marie Westlake (Buzzzzby Stories) LINK
 Susmita Bhattacharya LINK
READINGS 
Various Readings and talks in the conference room. 30 minute sessions
STORY-TELLING
Carly Cavilla-Hunt – Story -Telling for Children 2 X 15 minute sessions FREE
VARIOUS STALLS
Little Book Hollow – Childrens Books website
Plymouth City Council Central & North Prospect Library
Childrens Word Craft Table
Whitleigh.Edibles facebook
PORKIES 
10am – 12.30pm
 Book Swaps & Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
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The Whitleigh Words Festival Finale
The Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road.
October 3rd
5pm – 8.30pm
Free Entry
5pm – 5.30pm  Prize giving.
 
Compere Mama Tokus – not confirmed
Comedy
Open mic
6.30pm – 7pm Jane Anderson-Brown – English Art Songs website
7.30pm – 8pm Miss Von Trapp – Cello/Humour website
 
and other special acts and Authors.
FREE ENTRY
Deckchairs optional!
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FESTIVAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!
Where Are We? HERE!
Listen to Sandy Wager talk about The Whitleigh Words Festival on Whitleigh Wireless HERE!
All of the above events are still a work in progress and are subject to change.
 
Arranged by Whitleigh Arts
Supported by The Whitleigh Big Local, PCC, PCH, Plymouth Culture, Arts Council, Plymouth City Library, iOrchestra.
Funded and supported by Vital Sparks
See the photos 21/03/15 HERE!

Whitleigh Poetry Walk with Ruth Snell – Whitleigh Words Festival 2015

Whitleigh Words Poetry Walk with Ruth Snell 

Saturday 9th May 2015

Starts at 11.45am at The Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road.

A little about Ruth Snell 

Ruth was born in Devonport in 1963, the daughter of a Ships Welder and a Nurse. Her father’s family have been in the Plymouth area for generations; her grandmother was born in Portland Square in 1892 and her great-grandparents were living there in the 1880s.

After World War Two, Ruth’s grandmother lived in Lancaster Gardens Whitleigh following several years in a Crownhill prefab. Educated at Burrington Secondary Modern School (where she had a wonderful time), Ruth joined the Civil Service on leaving school and is still employed with the Ministry of Defence to this day.

Married to a farmer in 1987, Ruth lived in Cornwall on a remote farm where the only
water supply was from a well in the orchard. It made her realize the strength of our ancestors while at the same time, serving as a remarkable introduction to the powers of nature.

When back in Plymouth, Ruth studied for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Classics (Greek and Latin with Literature) along with Law. From 2010-2012, she was President of Plymouth Proprietary Library – Plymouth’s oldest library established in 1810 – and started a Writer’s Group.

Creative Writing is something she has always been involved in but progress remains steady due to the full time job.
In 2014 she published Inspeximus: Poetry from the Manors of The Roborough Hundred; a collection of poetry blended with local history which looks at the Plymouth area during Domesday.
Ruth is often known by her married name of Ruth Muttlebury.

POETRY WALK IN WHITLEIGH  WITH RUTH SNELL

DATE 4 JULY 2015

(If the weather is bad on 4th July, the Poetry Walk will take place on Saturday 1st August 2015) 

11:45 Arrive at the Albermarle Inn.

12:00 Introductions with everyone.

*Can everyone bring pen and paper – plus any photos of Whitleigh that they would like to work with.  The photos will be important if the weather turns bad and we need to stay inside.  Everyone should come dressed for all weathers and in practical footwear.

12:15 Walk away from the Albermarle and take in the view in all directions – north, south, east and west.  As we walk along we will be closely observing whatever we see by way of shape, structure, colour, noises, textures – even people and pets.  We will look at the more famous poets and analyse their work.  *During the walk if anyone wants to read out a poem – preferably related to home or scenery they are welcome.  People are welcome to bring poems they have already written – but not essential.

Weather and time will dictate how far we go but the opportunity to get into the Woodlands would be good – that said – we don’t have long so this is where photos will help.

13:00 Return to the Albermarle with recorded information/notes from the walk.  Everyone will then be encouraged to ‘sculpt’ a poem from their observations.  *Ruth will bring a handout to help people in poetry compilation. (At this point we can indulge in the tea/coffee kindly arranged by Sandy!)

13:30 Everyone then reads out what they have written.  At this stage the perfect poem is not expected – this is merely the earliest draft!  Reading aloud to people you maybe don’t know can make you nervous but please understand everyone feels like this.  Confidentiality is always recommended in groups where strangers may mix.

14:00 The afternoon finishes.  If people want to go away and write up their poems until they are satisfied with them – they can then send them through and a display can be arranged in Whitleigh (venue of display to be recommended by Sandy but the Albermarle will be fine by me).

 

Check List

  1. Ruth will carry out a Risk Assessment and forward to Sandy a month in advance of the event.  This is to clarify any hazards i.e. busy roads, flooded areas, road/industrial works etc.
  2. If anyone is disabled they are welcome to come as we will try not to walk too far and stick to main routes where possible.
  3. *Everyone needs to bring pen and paper – plus if they have any photos of the Whitleigh area they like – new or old – that will be welcome and serves to assist in bad weather.
  4. *Wear practical clothing and footwear.
  5. *Poems are welcome and can be read out on the walk.  Poetry relating to scenery can be useful in helping give an image to a new writer.  However – not essential.
  6. *Handout on poetry compilation will be provided by Ruth.

To book your FREE place for the Whitleigh Poetry Walk please phone PCC on 01752 306521 or email artbysandywager@gmail.com or sign up for your free place at St Chads Church Hall, Saturday 21st March 2015, 12pm – 4pm.

All Plymouth Residents are invited to this event.

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What Else Is Planned for The Whitleigh Words Festival?  Find out more HERE!

The Whitleigh Words Treasure Hunt 2015.                        Find out more HERE!

The Whitleigh Words FREE Workshops.                           Find out more HERE!

The Whitleigh Words Festival Contest Rules.                    Find out more HERE!

GETTING TO WHITLEIGH

Bus 44 leaves Royal Parade opposite the Guildhall. The bus stops at Whitleigh Green. See Plymouth Citybus Timetables HERE!

See the Whitleigh map HERE!

Kindly funded by Vital Sparks

Also supported by PCC, PCH, Whitleigh Big Local, The Albemarle Inn, Porkies Cafe, Plymouth City Central Library