The next Poetry Jam at Waddington Street Centre is on Thursday 7th September 2017 with guests Tom Kelly, Joan Johnston and Vinny McHugh plus lively open floor readings / performances. Get on down to Waddy - jamming good poetry in Durham City since 2009.
Steve's next official poetry collection “Laughter to Split Glass” is undergoing final tweaks and due for publication by Red Squirrel Press on Wednesday 4th October 2017. Many thanks to The Fat Damsel for publishing extracts from it here. There will be a launch event on 4th October at Newcastle Lit & Phil from 7.00pm.
Steve is currently assembling a twenty-six year retrospective of poems and prose pieces. Although some of the work has appeared in magazines, it has never been previously collected in book form. "ANOMALIES 1989-2014" will be a 240 page handmade hardback, featuring reproductions of magazine pages alongside essays, poems and recent journal entries. This volume won’t be 'published' in the conventional sense, as no two books will be exactly the same. Contents will vary slightly depending on the intended recipient. Steve will be concentrating on this deluxe project until the end of 2016.
Steve Urwin is performing a fifteen minute set at The Stanza at Beldons in North Shields on Thursday 18th August 2016.
He will then perform a forty-five minute afternoon set at Never Mind the Ramones 3 in Gateshead at Caedmon Hall on Saturday 20th August.
Steve is proud to announce that Talking Pen will be a seller at Festival of the Zine 2016 in Newcastle on Saturday 28th May. There'll be one or two new titles on sale. And plenty of great DIY presses with stalls and workshops throughout the afternoon.
For a list of useful spoken word / venue links visit Steve's gig Archive
Following two highly successful Writing Marathons in January and April 2016 at Broadacre House in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, plans are under way to do more throughout the year. Details to be revealed in due course.
In the last year or so, he has taken a strong interest in grass roots personal magazines, or 'perzines' as they are known – collaged autobiographical chapbooks and monographs produced independently by their authors using cut and paste layout, black and white graphics and photocopier reproduction. It is quite possible that a few small Steve Urwin booklets will appear sporadically over the next twelve months.
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