Michael Shann Poetry

March 2018 - Poem longlisted in National Poetry Competition

 

3 July 2016 - reading at the Greenway Avenue Community Garden Midsummer Party

 

June 2016 - 'Hollyhocks' accepted for inclusion in summer issue of Poems in the Waiting Room

 

June 2016 - 'Astronomy' shortlisted for Poetry on the Lake International Poetry Prize

 

23 Jun 16 - reading at the Lamb Festival with fellow Forest Poets

 

June 2016 - 'Drinking with Dylan Thomas in the French House' accepted for publication in anthology of pub poems to be published by Otley Word Press

 

28 Jan 16 - reading at launch of Waltham Forest's Arts for All strategy at William Morris Gallery

 

10 Dec 15 - reading at the Friends of the William Morris Gallery

 

Dec 15 - 'Poetry and sausages' article in Waltham Forest Echo about the writing and publication of 'Walthamstow'

 

Oct 2015 - 'The Lighthouse' published on The London Magazine website for National Poetry Day

 

Aug 2015 - 'The Con Club' included in Schooldays, an anthology of poems published by Paper Swans Press

 

11 June 2015 - reading at Lamb Festival, All Saints Church, Edmonton

 

31 May 2015 - launch event for 'Walthamstow' poems (collaboration with local artist Kirsten Schmidt) at E17 Art House Gallery during E17 Art Trail

 

25 Feb 2015 - reading at Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow (Forest Poets responding to exhibition on First World War)

 

Jan 2015 - 'Ian Dury at Walthamstow Art College', 'The Bakers Arms' and 'St Mary's Churchyard, Walthamstow' published on Morning Star website - Ian Dury poem also published in the paper on 31 Dec

 

Dec 2014 - 'Birthday' published in The Garden, an anthology produced by Otley Word Feast Press

 

2 Nov 2014 - Reading of 'Walthamstow' poems at National Poetry Day event at the Hornbeam cafe, Walthamstow

 

29 Oct 2014 - Reading of 'Walthamstow' poems at launch of Nutshell magazine

 

Oct 2014 - winners of Carers UK's first creative writing competition announced

 

August 2014 - 'Kingfisher' appears in paving stone alongside poems from other local poets as part of redeveloped Walthamstow Station

 

23 June 2014 - collaboration with Poetry Society members to produce a short video to celebrate 100 years since Edward Thomas's train stopped at Adlestrop

 

15 June 2014 - New Words, Old Things - guided poetry trail at Vestry House Museum with fellow Forest Poets

 

2 June 2014 - Lamb Festival, Edmonton (with Mo Gallaccio, Robin Houghton, Rosemary Drescher, Katherine Gallagher)

 

April 2014 - 'A Perfect Circle' published in Spokes, an anthology of poems about cycling produced by Otley Word Feast to celebrate the Tour de France beginning in Yorkshire

 

March 2014 - 'London Plane, Lloyd Park' published in

The E List (Walthamstow cultural magazine)

 

6 Feb 2014 - Forest Poets and Palmers Green reading at All You Read is Love pop-up Scandinavian bookshop and cafe

 

9 Feb 2013 - Forest Poets Valentine's Day reading at William Morris Gallery,Walthamstow

 

30 Nov  2012 - Ye Olde Rose and Crown, Hoe Street, Walthamstow - Music from Darren Hayman plus readings from three Forest Poets (Norman Andrews, Mo Gallicio, Michael Shann)

 

16 Oct 2012 - launch of 'From the Lens to the Lyric' at Walthamstow Library, a Black History Month exhibition of photos from ex-British colonies and poems from local poets.

My poem, Swanny, has been published on the letters page of the BHM website: http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/#/bhm-letters/4570024516

 

14 Sep 2012 - Forest Poets event at William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow - poems were written and performed in response to exhibits within the gallery

 

9 Sept 2012 - Forest Poets reading at William Morris Gallery - poems performed in a tour of the gallery as part of E17 Arts Trail

 

15 July 2012 - launch of South Bank Poetry Magazine at Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden - read 'Borough Market' plus two more poems

 

 

 

 

Reading with fellow Forest Poets at an event to mark the reopening of the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow (Sept 2012).

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Reading at Hornbeam Cafe. Walthamstow on National Poetry Day 2014

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Reading at Arts for All launch at William Morris Gallery on 28 Jan 2016