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Steve is currently editing material for the follow-up to "Unruly Eyebrow" and handmaking one-off volumes to order (Nov 2020).

"STEVE ACHIEVES" will be edited in 2021 for paperback publication.

"Unruly Eyebrow" is now available from the books page 
(Sept 2020).

Poetry Jam will return to Waddington Street Centre at some point in 2021.

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The next Poetry Jam at Waddington Street Centre is on Thursday 5th March 2020. Our three feature guests are Tom Kelly, Megan Pattie and Andi Talbot - plus lively open floor readings / performances. Get on down to Waddy - jamming good poetry in Durham City for over a decade.


ANOMALIES 1989-2014

HANDMADE HARDBACK BOOK - info HERE












 























































The Sugar-Coated Nihilist by Steve Urwin 
is included in the first issue of Postbox Magazine.

Available HERE



First issue includes:

Kirsti Wishart, Laura Fyfe, 
Charlie Gracie, Tom Kelly, 
Maggie Graham, 
Colette Coen Duggan, 
Tom Murray, 
Andrew McCallum Crawford, 
Tim Love, Bethany W Pope, 
Steve Urwin, Reaghan Reilly, 
Alan Macfarlane, 
Jenne Gray and C.e. Ayr.












The next Poetry Jam at Waddington Street Centre is on Thursday 2nd May 2019 - It's our TENTH ANNIVERSARY event and will be a special evening with a dazzling assortment of surprise guests from our previous feature-artist line-ups plus lively open floor readings / performances. Get on down to Waddy - jamming good poetry in Durham City since 2009.


NEW BOOK NOW AVAILABLE FROM RED SQUIRREL PRESS

Five Star Review of the book HERE

Info / Buy HERE










































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The next Poetry Jam at Waddington Street Centre is on Thursday 7th February 2019 - guests TBC plus lively open floor readings / performances. Get on down to Waddy - jamming good poetry in Durham City since 2009.

There are now only a few copies of the limited edition 
MY DARK MATTER handmade pamphlet left.

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A few people have mentioned the nonsense poem that I read in my guest set at THE WORD SLAM in South Shields in May. It won me a slam in 2011, was in Drey magazine, gets used in workshops a lot, and is now available as a monograph. Sling me fifty pence in person and it's yours. Cheers! 



















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 ANOMALIES 1989-2014

Steve is currently assembling a twenty-six year retrospective of poems and prose pieces. Although some of the work has appeared in magazines, it has never been previously collected in book form. "ANOMALIES 1989-2014" will be a 240-280 approx page handmade hardback, featuring reproductions of magazine pages alongside essays, poems and journal entries. This volume won’t be 'published' in the conventional sense, as no two books will be exactly the same. Contents will vary slightly depending on the intended recipient. Steve will be concentrating on this deluxe project throughout 2018.

 
Steve's next official poetry collection “Laughter to Split Glass” is undergoing final tweaks and due for publication by Red Squirrel Press in January 2019. Many thanks to The Fat Damsel for publishing extracts from it here.





PREVIOUS NEWS:

Steve Urwin is performing a fifteen minute set at The Stanza at Beldons in North Shields on Thursday 18th August 2016.

He will then perform a forty-five minute afternoon set at Never Mind the Ramones 3 in Gateshead at Caedmon Hall on Saturday 20th August.




Steve is proud to announce that Talking Pen will be a seller at Festival of the Zine 2016 in Newcastle on Saturday 28th May. There'll be one or two new titles on sale. And plenty of great DIY presses with stalls and workshops throughout the afternoon.



For a list of useful spoken word / venue links visit Steve's gig Archive

Following two highly successful Writing Marathons in January and April 2016 at Broadacre House in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, plans are under way to do more throughout the year. Details to be revealed in due course.


In the last year or so, he has taken a strong interest in grass roots personal magazines, or 'perzines' as they are known – collaged autobiographical chapbooks and monographs produced independently by their authors using cut and paste layout, black and white graphics and photocopier reproduction. It is quite possible that a few small Steve Urwin booklets will appear sporadically over the next twelve months

Info also posted on facebook


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