Artswords News December 2015

Dear Writers and Readers  
Here are a few offerings from Artswords for the first part of December before the seasonal break and celebrations kick in.  

Mum’s the Word meets on Tuesday 1st December at 7.30pm at Lower Shaw Farm. A friendly, informal group for mothers interested in writing, for further information, please contact Monica at 

Poetry Swindon’s Christmas Quiz and Open Mic is on Tuesday 8th December. A chance to test your knowledge of, allegedly, several million poems but ‘only’ several thousand poets. Find out more and book your tickets here 

The Artswords Reading Group meets at Lower Shaw Farm on Tuesday 8th December at 7.30pm to discuss The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink. A husband sees a bird and prangs the car. The injured bird comes home with them. It affects their marriage, and their concern for riverbanks of ‘mud where birds can plunge their beaks.’ What do you make of it? Come along and let us know. 

All are welcome to Lower Shaw Farm’s annual Carols by Candlelight on Saturday 12th December from 6pm -7.30pm. An old-fashioned twenty-first century evening in the farmyard and the old cowshed, with all the right seasonal ingredients to eat, drink, and sing! 

There is no Artswords Writers’ CafĂ© and Kitchen this month, but it will reconvene on Thursday 28th January. 

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If you have any news or events for January, please let us know by the middle of this month. 

Happy reading and writing, and season’s greetings!    

Matt Holland & Annie Vickers