Daring to be truthful – on the page and on the stage!

Daring to be truthful – on the page and on the stage!

“We are telling stories about ourselves all of the time. But getting to and communicating the truth of those stories is what gives energy and life to writing or performance, it’s what connects readers to writers, audiences to performers. Unearthing it takes work and courage.”

truth&dare sets out to help writers and performers find and tell their truth in the South West

Poems to grow by

Poems to grow by

“We clamoured to be told the stories she had told us a thousand times before”

Jacqueline Saphra: Poetry Workshop & Reading

Jacqueline Saphra: Poetry Workshop & Reading

Poetic Licence present a workshop and reading with T.S Eliot prize- shortlisted poet Jacqueline Saphra.

iamb ~ poetry seen and heard

iamb ~ poetry seen and heard

“They say the sincerest form of flattery is imitation. Let’s hope, then, that those behind The Poetry Archive – this project’s inspiration – are flattered, sincerely, by what we’re building here: a place for more poetic voices to be heard … literally.” ​~ Mark Antony Owen, Creator 

Poetry comes back to the Pub in Sandford

Poetry comes back to the Pub in Sandford

Poetic Licence are back at the Lamb for an evening of poetry with Devon poets Chrissy Banks and Ysella Sims

Poetry reading with Chrissy Banks & Ysella Sims

Poetry reading with Chrissy Banks & Ysella Sims

Join us for an evening of poetry, with Chrissy Banks & Ysella Sims; hosted by Bard of Exeter, Tim King.

you are here

you are here

“This morning I circled the sloping woodland,
its gaping mine shafts, fly-tipped and ivy strangled,
the chimney on its perch, rook-claimed and crumbling.”

A collection of poems about memory identity and belonging, inspired by the rugged beauty of West Devon.

A taste of the before times -Share in the Square

A taste of the before times -Share in the Square

On August Bank Holiday Sunday we had our first live performance gig in the sort-of-after times as part of Crediton Arts Centre’s Share in the Square and it was a corker.We had a stonking line up of performers headlined by Robert Garnham and supported by 

It’s here! Tell Me Something – the Poetic Licence podcast

It’s here! Tell Me Something – the Poetic Licence podcast

We were bowled over by the quality of submissions we received for the inaugural episode of the Tell Me Something podcast. We’ve collected them together and woven your poems and sounds to create an immersive sound journey. Find your safe space, close your eyes and 

Poetry Profile – Harula Ladd

Poetry Profile – Harula Ladd

Catching up with performance poet Harula Ladd to talk all things poetry and find out what lies ahead now that life is stirring again.

Share in the Square II – the solstice edition

Share in the Square II – the solstice edition

Poetic Licence are back for Share in the Square II with BBC Radio 4’s Matt Harvey and local heroes The Swamp Gods.