Thur 16 April 2020 8.30pm – 10pm
Indigo Dreams is an award-winning publisher renowned for beautifully produced poetry collections from new and established writers. Join us for one of the legendary (and usually sell-out) Indigo Showcases, featuring four exciting poets.
Dawn Bauling is a graduate in both English and Library Science. She has won several poetry awards, been published widely in the poetry press and has two published collections: Loud Voices in the Quiet Child (2008) and Shippen (2014). She is co-director of Indigo Dreams, is editor of Sarasvati and Dawntreader magazines and, with Ronnie, was awarded the Ted Slade Award for Services to Poetry. She also works for the NHS as a Social Prescriber.
Dawn ‘approaches each poem like a gift she has just opened, with wide-eyed wonder and the joy of being alive.’ (Chrys Salt)
Ronnie Goodyer is Indigo Dreams co-director with six collections to his name. He ran his own Celebrity Management company where he handled projects for Uri Geller, Ian Botham and DJ Mike Read among others. He published Uris first novel Shawn and poetry by Mike Read. Ronnie was on the BBC Judging Panel for their Off By Heart poetry competition (BBC2). He is also Poet-in-Residence for animal welfare charity League Against Cruel Sports.
Ronnie is a poet brave enough to explore the old and the new, the shadows and the light – beauty in a landscape of stories. (Jan Fortune)
Louisa Adjoa Parker is of English and Ghanaian heritage and writes poetry, fiction and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) history. Her first poetry collection and pamphlet were published by Cinnamon Press, and her work has been published and performed widely. Louisa was the first ever writer-in-residence at Exeter Custom House as part of the Arts Council England supported Quay Words programme, commissioned by Literature Works. She lives in the south west of England.
Louisa writes like a fire blazes…brutal and cool; sparks fly… she writes like a dream that will not let you go. (Selima Hill)
Jenny Mitchell is a winner of the Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize; a prize winner
in the Ware and Segora poetry competitions; and has been highly commended or commended in several competitions. Her work has been broadcast on Radio 4 and BBC 2, and published in various magazines, including The Rialto and The New European. Jenny will be reading from her prize-winning and Book of the Month debut collection Her Lost Language.
Jenny has something very rare, a genuine dramatic consciousness and an instinct for the poetic moment. (Mario Petrucci)