‘Hove-to’ launch

Mark Carson will be launching his Wayleave pamphlet Hove-to is a State of Mind at The Coach House, Ford Park, Ulverston on Thursday 8th October. There will be songs from the ‘a capella’ group Braddyll Friends, music from the South Lakes Brass Ensemble, something to eat and drink and, of course, Mark himself, reading from the pamphlet.

Anyone interested in attending should contact Mark himself on: markssverbalburble@btinternet.com

Elizabeth Burns

Elizabeth died in the night on Thursday 20th August, after a long illness. Although her death will not be unexpected to those who knew her and were in touch, it nonetheless comes as a shock to realise there will be no more beautiful poems from this unassuming perfectionist of a poet.

Throughout her long period of illness and often difficult treatment she was resolutely active, teaching, mentoring, giving readings and writing those exquisite poems, too busy with the things that mattered to her in life to complain. Even in the last few weeks, at home with her family and enjoying so many visitors, she remained focused on her poetry, finalising work for a joint exhibition in Edinburgh, “A Potter, a Painter and a Poet”, and then putting together the pamphlet CLAY, which Wayleave were privileged to publish and bring out in time for her to see.

Her funeral will take place on Thursday 27th August at The Quaker Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TX, at 3.00 pm.

Poems reaching parts other poems don’t

Carole Coates’ pamphlet Crazy Days, has been well received by The Encephalitis Society who have published a couple of poems in their newsletter.

Also the whole of the sequence has appeared in The Chesterton Review, an academic journal, (Vol.XXXX1, Nos 1 & 2, Spring/Summer 2015, pp 230-240).

This compassionate and honest writing obviously appeals beyond the usual poetry-reading population and is proving a good ambassador for the relevance of poetry in the wider world.

Elizabeth Burns featured poet

Elizabeth Burns is a Featured Poet for the first issue of The Compass Magazine, an exciting new on-line poetry magazine. Six of her typically beautiful, finely crafted poems are accompanied by her own thoughtful comments on poetry and art and ‘the things of the world’.

To read this engaging writing and the many other good things on offer, visit: www.thecompassmagazine.co.uk

Forthcoming Readings by Wayleave Poets

Carole Coates will be reading at Spotlight on Friday 13th March at The Storey Auditorium, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster. Starts 8.00 pm.

Four Wayleave poets will be guest readers at Ambleside Open Mic, Zeffirelli’s, Ambleside, on 18th March. Starts 8.15.
Jane Routh and Bill Gilson will be launching their new pamphlets, and Carole Coates and Elizabeth Burns will be reading from their current pamphlets.

Ron Scowcroft, Jane Routh and Mike Barlow will be reading at Poetry by Heart, HEART Centre, Bennett Road, Headingley, Leeds on Wednesday 25th March. Other readers will be Paul Adrian, Helen Burke and Carole Bromley.

Pauline Keith will be reading at April Poets on 23rd April at The Storey Auditorium, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster. 7.30 start.

Jane Routh and Ron Scowcroft will be guest readers for Brewery Poets, at The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, on Friday, 22nd May. Also reading is Andrew Forster.

Wayleave Launch

Carole Coates, Elizabeth Burns, Mike Barlow, Pauline Keith, Ron Scowcroft

Wayleave Press launched its first four pamphlets on Friday 5th December 2014 with excellent readings by Ron Scowcroft, Elizabeth Burns, Pauline Keith and Carole Coates.

Lancaster City Library kindly hosted the event, upstairs in The Sanctuary. Having anticipated an audience of between 30 to 50, in the event extra chairs had to be found for an enthusiastic and appreciative 70.

Pamphlets flew off the table. The look of the pamphlets set out all together resulted in many people buying the whole set.

So, thanks to Liz Cox and her staff at Lancaster City Library for the venue, sound system and backlighting; to Carole Coates’ sister Criss Sandom for wine and drinks; to Sarah Hymas for taking over serving drinks; to Andrews of Bentham, the printer, for the beautifully made pamphlets; to Jane for doing the books; to Carol Scowcroft for the photos. And the audience for coming and making it such a successful event for a new venture. But most of all thanks to the four poets for giving such fine readings. It felt as if Wayleave had arrived in the poetry landscape.

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