Maria Taylor is of British Cypriot origin. She was born in Nottinghamshire, raised in London and now lives in Leicestershire. Her debut collection, Melanchrini, was shortlisted for the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize. More recently, she published her pamphlet Instructions for Making Me with HappenStance. Maria’s writing has featured in a range of magazines, and she is Reviews Editor for Under the Radar. Her new collection, Dressing for the Afterlife, came out from Nine Arches Press in September 2020.
This month’s meeting will take place on 28 June, to enable our first “in person” meeting for a long time and hopefully the first of many. It will also be broadcast through Zoom for those who can’t be there in person.
Royal Wells Hotel, upstairs room.
Get yourself a drink at the downstairs bar, if you like, before the meeting which starts at 8.00 pm.
Hooray for a real live poet in the room! Enjoy it!
20 members of the Society have kindly donated signed copies of their published collections for sale by Oxfam during the festival period. It’s first come, first served, so although we’ve managed to rustle up around 60 books in the collection, don’t hesitate!
Even if you don’t want to buy one of our members’ books, the Oxfam shop is a veritable treasure trove of poetry, old and new, throughout the year. If you’re in Tunbridge Wells, go down and take a look!
And while you’re about it, how about signing up for one of the Festival events on the Eventbrite site.