Saturday 16 November, 8.30pm, £5. This very lively group of performance poets also appeared at last year's festival. The line-upfor 2013 has some of the same people - it's introduced, as before, by the irrepressible Dan Holloway, who has been MC of The New Libertines since 2011. Dan was the winner of this summer's Notes poetry competition as well as the HarperCollins First Lines prize.
Lucy Ayrton is the author of Lullabies to Make Your Children Cry, published by Stewed Rhubarb Press, a wonderful feminist reimagining of traditional fairytales based on her hugely successful show of the same name, which has received rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe for the past two years.
Kiran Millwood Hargrave is President of Oxford University Poetry Society. She is a former poet-in-residence at the Scott Polar Research Institute, and one of the 2013 Barbican Young Poets, and author of Splitfish, released in September by Gatehouse Press.
Tina Sederholm is a member of the current UK National Team Poetry Slam Champions. She has performed her show Evie and the Perfect Cupcake to rapturous reviews across the UK at venues from the Edinburgh Fringe to Chipping Norton Literary festival. She has just published her first collection, The Velvet Box.
Claire Trevien is co-hose of Penning Perfumes, which received an Arts Council grant for its second UK tour celebrating the blending of poetry and scent. Claire is also editor-in-chief of Sabotage Reviews, the UK's leading review site for poetry pamphlets. Her debut collection The Shipwrecked House (Penned in the Margins) is the only poetry book longlisted for the 2013 Guardian First Book Award.
Welcome to The Woodstock Bookshop
The shop opened in May 2008 and is on the main road in Woodstock, just next to the bus stop. We can supply most books to order by the next day and have several thousand books in stock: to order books ring or email the shop. We have a large selection of children's books and are happy to advise and recommend. We can also supply second-hand and out-of-print titles. We offer discounts for school orders and for book clubs and have a free local delivery service.
We were on the regional shortlist for Independent Bookshop of the Year in 2009, 2013 and 2017, and listed in the recent Independent's Top 50 UK Bookshops.
Two monthly book groups take place at the bookshop - a poetry group, initially formed to read collections submitted for the annual T S Eliot Prize and now following a slightly wider brief; and a book group focusing more on fiction. Both are open to everyone but occasionally space is limited - please contact us for details.
We hold a series of informal talks and readings throughout the year. If you buy any book at the talk the cost of the ticket will be deducted. Please ring or email to book a place - early booking advisable.
The Woodstock Literature Society also holds an excellent series of monthly talks - do visit their website for further details.