Tag Archives: Daniel Sluman

Buzzwords Poetry Event Featuring UoG Alumni Dan Sluman

30 Apr

Dan SlumanFor those who are eager for poetry and can’t wait for the huge line-up of great events at next week’s Cheltenham Poetry Festival (see our previous post, and get with it!) then a brilliant warm-up event is taking place tomorrow night, at the regular Buzzwords reading and open mic night.  This will be taking place at the Exmouth Arms, where UoG BA and MA Alumni Dan Sluman will be running a poetry workshop from 7 p.m., and reading at 8 alongside other contributors.

The TerribleDan is the author of Absence Has a Weight of Its Own and, more recently, The Terrible – two tremendous collections from Nine Arches Press.  He has received wide critical acclaim for his work and was named one of the Top 5 British Poets to Watch in 2015 by the Huffington Post.  So come along and support the event – and join the workshop if you’d like to sharpen your poetry skills.

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Smoke Anthology – Launch Night

25 Nov

We’ve now booked a date for the launch of Smoke: the exceptional new anthology of writing from students on the University of Gloucestershire Creative Writing courses. We’ll be launching Smoke at a wine reception on Wednesday 12th December at FCH Campus (TC006). The wine reception will run from 7pm until 9pm, and there will then be an after-party at The Railway. Since I like a bit of pomp, the suggested dress code is smart/ smart-casual (though casual-casual’s fine too). Throughout the night, the book will be on sale at a discounted price of £5 (RRP £7.99). Everyone’s welcome at both events – students and alumni, their friends and relatives, and members of the public. Book the date in your diary now!

Smoke Anthology: Sneak Preview

16 Oct

We’ve got preview copies of the anthology, and they look pretty sweet 🙂

The rest of the books are on their way, currently in a boat. I like to think that at this moment they’re somewhere near the Cape of Good Hope, but wherever they are on their journey, god spede ye sturdy mariners!

We’re excitedly awaiting their arrival, but in the meantime, here’s an impression of the cover: