Make It Maldon Free Arts Festival

Make It Maldon is a one-off event in Maldon, Essex, England. It will run from Saturday 29th to Monday 31st August 2015 and is co-ordinated by the amazing Willow Shepstone, as her university placement project for Nottingham Trent University, where she studies product and furniture design.

I will be giving a free reading of my poetry on Saturday 29th August, at 3pm, and leading a free beginners’ poetry workshop on Sunday 30th, from 2-4pm. Both events will be at the beautiful Hayletts Gallery. The beginners poetry workshop is open to all. We’ll be using the fantastic art (in Hayletts Summer Mixed Exhibition) as our inspiration – and you really don’t have to have any experience to participate. I will be very kind and gentle.

Booking essential, by emailing me: rosiesandler@talktalk.net

Please can you share this, if you are UK-based and have friends/family in Essex? Thank you!

The Talent Bank: A Networking Site for Creative Types

I don’t normally publicise my own stuff on here, but I’ve just written a blog post for The Talent Bank. TTB is a very user-friendly networking site (I found it much easier to upload to than other sites I’ve used), where you can post examples of your work. (Please remember that anything you post will then count as ‘published’ by many poetry editors and competition administrators, so may not be admissible by them – it’s best to use work you’ve already had published, or that you don’t intend to submit.)

Please share, to get The Talent Bank some added publicity. The site’s home page is: http://www.thetbank.com/

My blog post is aimed at poets just starting out – or people who’d like to write poetry but don’t know where to start. I’ve included a mini-workshop. If you’d like to read my blog post (or you know someone who might be interested), it’s at: http://www.thetbank.com/blog/writing-poetry-easy-if-you-know-how