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Doors open 6.30pm. Introductory price of £4. Pay at door. Refreshments included.

On each of these ‘WAGS’ sessions, being held in our railway carriage “Mary Jane” behind the Goods Shed, we have visiting published writers from various genres who, for the first half of the evening, will present, read and talk about their work.

Then, after a break for refreshments, there is an ‘open mic’ session in which the floor is open to any writers in the audience who may like to share and read a piece of their own work – just sign up to share as you come in.

Doors open at 6.30pm. Talk/reading/etc begins at 7.00pm.

Anna Saunders 

Anna is a published poet, the author of Communion, (Wild Conversations Press), Struck (Pindrop Press), Kissing the She Bear (Wild Conversations Press), Burne Jones and The Fox (Indigo Dreams) and Ghosting for Beginners (Indigo Dreams).  She has had poems published in journals and anthologies, which include Ambit, The North, New Walk Magazine, Amaryllis, Iota, Caduceus, Envoi, The Wenlock Anthology 2014 and The Museum of Light.

She ran the popular writing group Write Club until 2009, has taught creative writing at a variety of venues including The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, and is currently teaching creative writing at Milsom Street, Cheltenham. The group comprises adults with mental health issues.

Anna has also worked as a creative writing mentor and has guided writers from initial idea through to print. She has worked with both prose and poetry writers and offers detailed feedback and tutorials.  Anna is also the Executive Director of Cheltenham Poetry Festival and works as a creative writing tutor and mentor, a Communications Specialist, a journalist, broadcaster and a copywriter/editor.

‘A poet of quite remarkable gifts.’  Bernard O’Donoghue

Introductory ticket price of just £4.00 – pay on the door on the night

PLEASE NOTE:  These sessions will take place in the “Mary Jane” railway carriage behind the Goods Shed