Poetry Society Stanza - Abigail Parry + Open Mic on 1 December

The Trowbridge Poetry Society Stanza meets every month (on the first Saturday of each month from 2-4pm) at Drawing Projects UK.

The next meeting is Saturday 1 December 2018, from 2–4pm, when Abigail Parry will read from her first collection, Jinx, published by Bloodaxe in 2018. This will be followed by the chance to read your poems at the open-mic. 

Abigail Parry spent seven years as a toymaker before completing her doctoral thesis on wordplay. Her poems have been set to music, translated into Spanish and Japanese, broadcast on BBC and RTÉ Radio, and widely published in journals and anthologies. She has won a number of prizes and awards for her work, including the Ballymaloe Prize, the Troubadour Prize, and an Eric Gregory Award. Her first collection, Jinx, published by Bloodaxe in 2018, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2018. 

The Studio Cafe will be open for refreshments.

Tickets on the door: £3

Author photograph: Richard Arnold