20 September 2015

Poetry Unplugged Vol II

Following the huge success of their first Poetry Unplugged evening, Rhode Island Cafe are in full
swing for round two of a fun and creative evening filled with poetry readings and open mic, hosted
once again by none other than the fantastic Jonathan Totman, current Fenland Poet Laureate. The event will be taking place on Wednesday, 30th September.

The two headlining poets are J.S. Watts and Robin Lamboll.

There'll also be open-mic slots. Pop in beforehand for a chance to enjoy some excellent food and drink. Last orders for food will be 7.30pm, with poetry starting at 8pm. Bar open until 9.30pm with the restaurant closing at 9.45pm/10pm.

Entry is £3.00 on the door. Rhode Island is at 15 High Street, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge.

14 September 2015

Yeovil Literary Prize For Poetry 2015

Much excitement as J.S.Watts' poem "View from Sheep Field Barn, Much Hadham" wins Third Prize in this year's Yeovil Literary Prize for poetry!

For those interested in the detail of things, Sheep Field Barn is part of the Much Hadham estate of the renowned sculptor Henry Moore.

Second prize went to Peter Marshall for his poem "Primary School Hall" and the coveted first prize went to Stephanie Conn for "Making Butter".

You can read the full results and the judge's comments here.

6 September 2015

So Which Ones Are Your Favourites?

J.S.Watts' poetry collection, Cats and Other Myths features in this Sunday's blog post by Jennie Byrne of the literary magazine, Under The Fable.

Byrne found the collection to be "a thoroughly enjoyable read" and highlighted both "All Hallows" and "Mirror" as her two favourite poems. She's invited readers of Under The Fable's blog to respond with their own favourites.

5 September 2015

A Darker Moon in Video

Following on from the video readings of the first chapter of her paranormal novel, "Witchlight", J.S.Watts has recorded chapters one and two of her literary, dark fiction novel, "A Darker Moon".

The videos are available for your viewing and listening pleasure on YouTube and to make matters even easier still, they are gathered here together on this post.

Just click to watch and listen.

3 September 2015

Sex and Scrapyards

Under The Fable, a newly launched literary magazine that has just celebrated the publication of its second issue (N.B. they are now seeking submissions for their third issue), has recently concluded a UK reading tour. Adam Ward, the magazine's Creative Editor, has blogged about his top ten highlights from the tour, which includes, at number 4, sex, scrapyards and J.S.Watts...

On which note, you are just going to have to read the blog post to find out more. Click here to read it in full.