Brenda Read-Brown

Gloucestershire Poet Laureate, 2012-2013

Events

 

  • Regular event manager for Ledbury Poetry Festival, 2008-2012.
  • Training sessions for The Reading Agency: project management and evaluation; front-line library staff training on working with young people; accreditation – 2008.
  • Organised celebration events for Fulfilling their Potential North West project, June 2007 and Fulfilling their Potential Yorkshire and Humberside, June 2008.
    • Hosted open mic event, Ledbury Poetry Festival, 2007.
    Various events for Herefordshire Libraries.
    • Co-hosted first Oundle Festival Slam, March 2006.
    • Organised and hosted Lydney Festival Slams, 2005 – 2012; hosted first Lydney Festival open mic event, July 2007.
    • Co-founded Buzzwords (Cheltenham Poetry Cafe), 2005.
    • Organised and hosted performance poetry event for Gloucestershire Libraries, 2003.
    • Organised first national poetry slam in New Zealand as part of Wellington Fringe Festival, 2002 – all via emails and the Web from my home office.
    • Organised full day of performance poetry at Ledbury Poetry Festival, 2000, with an audience throughout.
Tracking Seasons (poem)

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