Poetry and Magic Thurs 10 March

Kate Scott, Paul Hyland & Pam Zinnemann-Hope present an evening of poetry interspersed with intriguing magic.

Poetry and Magic

Thursday 10 March 2016 8pm

Tickets: £10/£25 with dinner before

Kate Scott, Paul Hyland and Pam Zinnemann-Hope have given several previous readings together, and shared residencies on The Jurassic Coast and at Hardy’s Cottage. The latter, jointly with Catherine Simmonds, lead to the pamphlet Who’s In The Next Room? published by HappenStance, with performances at the Hardy Festival, at Max Gate, and at King’s Place in London, where their reading, introduced by Andrew Motion, was described by Daisy Goodwin as “One of the best poetry readings I have ever attended” (Sunday Times).

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Pam Zinnemann-Hope’s first collection, On Cigarette Papers, was short-listed for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize. She adapted it for Radio 4’s Afternoon Play in which she acted alongside Eleanor Bron, Greg Weis et al. She has been a poetry reader on Radio 3 and her poetry has won significant prizes. Pam is published in numerous anthologies, and in Who’s In The Next Room.She is also a children’s author.


Paul by Ania for webPaul Hyland is a poet, travel author, biographer and magician. Four of his titles have been Books of the Year in UK and US newspapers. Two of his poetry collections have won awards and many poems – including the sequences Domingus and Poems of Z – were broadcast on BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4. He has texts at six locations in Dorset, including West Bay. His selected poems, Art of the Impossible, shares its title with his magic act. He is a member of the Magic Circle and performs at private parties, weddings and events in the UK and abroad.

Kate Scott for webKate Scott’s first poetry collection, Stitches, was published by Peterloo Poets. Many of the poems in the book have been broadcast on Radio 4’s ‘Poetry Please’ and on Garrison Keillor’s ‘Writers’ Almanac’ in the US. Her second collection was a chapbook, Escaping the Cage, published by HappenStance. Kate Scott is an award-winning children’s author, and a scriptwriter for children’s television. She has also won prizes for her short fiction, stage and radio plays.


There will be 4 slots for poems from the floor, one poem each, of not more than 50 lines. If you would like to read please contact Pam Zinnemann-Hope pam@zhope.co.uk


Sladers Yard’s acclaimed Café will offer a choice of three main courses for the £15 ticket, one meat, one seafood and a vegetarian option. Let us know if you are vegan and we will happily cater for you. Starters, desserts, cheese boards drinks and coffees will all be available á la carte.


Please phone 01308 459511 to book

About Sladers Yard

Sladers Yard is an art gallery and cafe in West Bay, Dorset. Our art gallery showcases contemporary British Art, Furniture and Craft whilst the licensed cafe serves fresh, locally produced homecooked food and drinks.
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