The next Writers Forum Workshop – New Series will be on Saturday 16th December at The Barley Mow pub, 127 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3BX (nearest stations: Old Street and Shoreditch High Street). 4pm start, finishing for 6pm. Free admission. Please join us to share your new poetry. This month, in addition to the usual workshop, we are pleased to host an extended reading by Doug Jones, followed by a discussion of his work.
Doug Jones was born in Romford and initially studied English at Warwick. He then completed an MPhil on the poet Bill Griffiths. During his MPhil he fell in with Bob Cobbing’s Writers Forum group, which was a huge influence. After university, he worked as a nurse in east London for many years and then as a doctor in Norfolk. He is married with two children and is currently working as a GP in Great Yarmouth. He has published two poetry books from Veer, Posts (2013) and London and Norfolk Poems (2015). Work has also appeared in VLAK and Zone, as well as online at:
- Junction Box: http://glasfrynproject.org.uk/w/4860/editorial-issue-10/
- datableed: https://www.datableedzine.com/doug-jones
- New Writing: http://www.newwriting.net/writing/poetry/posts/
Please note that this session is an exception to our holding the workshop on the second Saturday of each month. There will be no workshop on Saturday 9th December, due to non-availability of our venue on that day – we have kindly been offered space on the 16th as an alternative.