Robyn Bolam Readings

Robyn Bolam Readings


Robyn Bolam has been announced as the new Poet Laureate for Hampshire 2018.  Robyn grew up in North-East England, but now lives in the New Forest. Her recent poetry collection Hyem explores what and who makes us feel at home. Both people, and creatures – from whales off Kaikoura in New Zealand, New Forest cicadas, fish in the Thames, wrens, robins and starlings, to a climbing fox – face challenges to find homes where they can thrive. Hyem (home in Geordie) is also about growing up on Tyneside, loving a place through changes and celebrating those who preserve its history and spirit.

Robyn will be giving a number of readings as part of her new role as Poet Laureate for Hampshire, and will becommissioned to write poetry highlighting the Hampshire Cultural Trust’s exhibition and project work during 2018. Her poems will be widely shared and she will act as an advocate for the power of reading and creative writing.  Click here to read more about the appointment.



University of Winchester, Monday 19th March, 6pm

St Alphege Building Room 001

Poetry Reading by Robyn Bolam.

Free entry

Click here for more information.

Portsmouth Writers' Hub, Workshop, Thursday 29th March, 6.30-8pm

John Pounds Centre Meeting Room, John Pounds Centre, 23 Queen Street, Portsmouth  PO1 3HN

Brand new Hampshire Poet Laureate 2018, Robyn Bolam, is coming to Portsmouth to share her knowledge and experience of all things poetry! This exciting workshop will see Robyn reveal the creation stories of some of her poems, then share promps and ideas to help you write new poems of your own.


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Walking into the Painting: Poetry workshop at Alton Library, Hampshire on Tuesday 22 May, 1 - 4pm

Poetry Workshop with Robyn Bolam.

Tongues & Grooves at the Square Tower, Portsmouth, on Sunday 17th June,7.30pm

Poetry Reading by Robyn Bolam.

Lymington Arts Festival, at St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, on Friday 6th July, 5pm

Poetry Reading by Robyn Bolam.

South Downs and Chichester Festivals, Tuesday 10th July, Chichester Cathedral, 6.30pm

Poetry Reading by Robyn Bolam.

Click here to read a review of Hyem in The Lake.

Carol Rumens discusses the poem 'Moving On' from Hyem in her Guardian online Poem of the Week column. Click here to read.

Click here to read an interview with Robyn Bolam in The Hexham Courant about growing up in the North East.


[13 March 2018]

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