'Bridgnorth Writers and Friends', Saturday, May 6th 2017, Priory Hall, Much Wenlock

We are at present organizing a day of literary activities which will include a workshop on flash fiction, poetry and prose readings, discussions and music. 

More details will be available soon! 

 Some recent publications by BWG members:

 'The Chatter of Crows' by David Bingham, ISBN 9780956551863, Offa's Press, 2014

 ( available from www.offaspress.co.uk )

This is David's debut poetry collection and contains work from a wide variety of the different writing projects in which he has been involved, including some of his highly acclaimed Japanese-inspired poetry.  Simon Fletcher ( City Voices ) said of this collection, 'The Chatter of Crows will charm poetry readers everywhere …..There are whispers from TS Eliot, Dylan Thomas and Matsuo Basho …. All in all, a box where sweets compacted lie, a delight'.

 'Secrets of the Severn Gorge', Hodge Bower Press, 2016. Haiku by David Bingham. Photographs by Rod Sheppard.

'They reveal, using haiku poetry and photography, those aspects of the Severn Gorge which remain hidden to someone who visits for only a short time.'.

 

 'The Grandpa Years' by Keith Chandler, ISBN 9780956827586, Fair Acre Press, 2014

( available from www.fairacrepress.co.uk )

 'The Grandpa Years' is a poetry collection in which dismay at finding oneself getting older meets the delight of a fresh generation.

George Szirtes ( Poetry Review ) described Keith as, 'a genuine poet, remarkable for his acuteness of observation and unshowy craftsmanship'.

Rennie Parker ( Critical Survey ) said of Keith's work, 'His angle on the world is fresh and funny … equipped with formidable confidence in the face of uncomfortable truths'.

 

 'Panning' by Beverley Fry ( poems and artwork ), ISBN 978-1-4476-6384-3 ( available from  Fry on the Wall Studio, www,beverleyfry.co.uk )

 Beverley Fry was a post war baby, born and raised in Calgary by her English mother and Canadian father. Like many war brides, her mother decided to return to England. When Beverley was three they boarded a ship to Southampton, and that was the last time she saw her father.

'Panning' is an intimate collection exploring her search for him and how we hold onto half memories,When she did finally find her father, it was his grave she found, buried deep under four feet of snow.

Beverley is a fine artist. She has exhibited her work all over the world and this collection features sketches and poems that capture her way of seeing and pay tribute to other artists, such as Shishkin and Ronald Searle.