Joolz Denby at Otley writers group:-

At my WEA class today run by poet James Nash, we had the poet/novelist/tattooist Joolz Denby drop by.

She entertained us for 2 hours with her stories/memories/anecdotes/wise words and finally 2 readings from her poetry which she had filed in a glittery shiny folder (just like one I’ve got- really girly) which she’s had since she was 14! It was a great experience listening to her. She talked movingly too of prejudice in the literary world if you don’t fit the narrow mould they are looking for in women writers.

In the afternoon in Ben Rhydding I sang with Acabella- a natural voice drop in choir run by the enthusiastic and talented Keely Hodgson, who also runs the poetry/musical events at the Tivoli cafe in Ben R.

The next one is on Thursday June 8th and features poet/musician Genevieve Carver.



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