Penned Up 2

Erlestoke Prison, March 2017

Following the success of what may have been the first ever literature festival in a prison at HMP Lewes in November 2015, LLL Productions is developing a second Penned Up festival at HMP Erlestoke in Wiltshire. As before, the festival will involve prisoners in a festival management committee and the programme will feature a combination of visiting authors, performances and creative writing workshops. Artists booked for the festival include Billy Bragg, Kit de Waal, Dreda Say Mitchell, Erwin James, Noel "Razor" Smith, Mr Gee and graphic novelist Ed Hillyer. The programme will include a performance of Diving into the Wreck, a multimedia production developed by poet Maggie Sawkins and LLL's Artistic Director Mark C. Hewitt in which addicts in recovery tell their own story.

10 Mistakes Every Girl Makes in her Twenties

Friday 10 February: performance & workshop by Rachel Shorer

Drunken exploits, regrettable romances and embarassing outfits: there are a lot of ways to mess up in the first decade of adulthood. Come along to The Mad Hatter Inn in Kemp Town, Brighton, where you will be collected at 7.45 and taken to a nearby seafront flat to enjoy this lively, thought-provoking new spoken word performance.

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Poetry Small Group Seminars

Led by Mimi Khalvati.

An extended course of holistic poetry seminars with the emphasis on continuity and developing work in progress.

A new season of dates has just been announced with next sessions on Saturdays 21st January, 25th February, 25th March, 22nd April and 27th May. These courses are aimed at experienced poets and are frequently oversubscribed; however, sometimes there are a couple of places available. Poets interested should contact LLL direct.

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a boxed set of original postcards

Following Lewes Live Lit's photographic installation at Eastbourne Station, the collection of 24 postcards that accompanied Lisa Barnard's large hanging portaits can now be bought online as a boxed set.

See the complete collection of cards by visiting Artistic Director Mark Hewitt's website: Home » Galleries » Polska by the Sea » postcards

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