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Poetry Event with Allen Ashley at FCon 2012
« on: August 28, 2012, 05:22:38 pm »
Here's a message from Allen Ashley about the poetry event which he'll be hosting at FCon again this year. I understand that the one he did last year was a resounding success!

So, here's his message:

“I am pleased to let everyone know that I am once again hosting a Poetry Event at Fantasycon. This year we are in the Russell Room from 8.00pm till 9.30pm on the evening of Friday 28 September. I will be running the event in a similar fashion to last year, which is: we will read ’round robin’ style. This means that every participating poet will read two poems (up to about 40 lines each) in the first round. Then, if we have time, we will go round again and people can read a couple more poems. I am advising everyone to prepare up to 6 poems. Last year’s event was fun and friendly with an appreciative group of poets and audience and I anticipate that this year will be much the same. If you want to put your name down, please email me on allenashley-writer [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk or else just turn up on the night to read or listen”.
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Re: Poetry Event with Allen Ashley at FCon 2012
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 03:51:19 pm »
Thanks for this, Caroline. Not much to add for my part except to say that this is one of the fun events at F Con. And you can read “non-genre” stuff if you want to.

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Re: Poetry Event with Allen Ashley at FCon 2012
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012, 04:36:41 pm »
Can't be as much fun as the AGM!  ;D

Sounds really good!

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Re: Poetry Event with Allen Ashley at FCon 2012
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012, 01:03:34 pm »
Thanks for your comment, Stephen. As you well know, I always attend the AGM; so, by midday on the Sunday I'll be able to do a comparison on which event - Poetry or AGM - was the more exciting and instructive.

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Re: Poetry Event with Allen Ashley at FCon 2012
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 01:54:30 pm »
It'll be my first ever AGM in the audience. Ranjna has told me I'm not allowed to speak unless spoken to, so I'll just be taking it all in.

As I will at the poetry, if I can make it.

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Re: Poetry Event with Allen Ashley at FCon 2012
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2012, 04:36:14 pm »
It'll be my first ever AGM in the audience. Ranjna has told me I'm not allowed to speak unless spoken to, so I'll just be taking it all in.


The AGM won't be the same  :)

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Re: Poetry Event with Allen Ashley at FCon 2012
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2012, 04:47:15 pm »
Ranjna has told me I'm not allowed to speak unless spoken to ..

I always tell my husband that too.  ;)
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Re: Poetry Event with Allen Ashley at FCon 2012
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2012, 01:03:33 pm »
The Poetry Event is filling up, so don’t forget to email me if you want to read.
Yes, you can just turn up on the night to read or observe (we LOVE audiences); it just makes my hosting a little easier if I know how many people to expect.

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Re: Poetry Event with Allen Ashley at FCon 2012
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2012, 07:37:16 pm »
A big public thank you to the poets and audience who turned up for this event. I have already written to all the readers in person. Suffice to say, the message is: Poetry is here to stay! Thanks for your support.

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Re: Poetry Event with Allen Ashley at FCon 2012
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012, 12:49:56 am »
Glad to see it went well Allen and when we return we will be there,

I enjoyed 2011 poetry reading and I know Nadia did, sorry we were not at the FCon this year.

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Re: Poetry Event with Allen Ashley at FCon 2012
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 01:44:01 pm »
Good to hear from you, Wayne. Missed you and Nadia at F Con this year.
Yes, I’m hoping to run a Poetry Event at next year’s World Fantasy Con, so keep an eye out for any news I post about that.