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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.

John Greening was born on the banks of the River Thames and spent his early years in Kew, then moved to a house in Hounslow which was directly under the main flightpath to Heathrow,an experience which led to the recent collaboration with Penelope Shuttle and the 2016 collection, Heath.  He studied at Swansea and for a year at the University of Mannheim where he spent more time teaching himself about English poetry than he did in studying German. While taking his MA at Exeter, he corresponded with Ted Hughes who managed to convince him that his poetry had some merit. He began to publish with journals such as Emma Tennant’s Bananas and South-West ReviewHe married Jane Woodland in 1978 and (after a spell as a part-time children’s conjuror) joined BBC Radio Three to work as Hans Keller’s Clerk, New Music.  Keller gave him an empty office and let him spend much of his time writing.

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