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About Pedalling Poetry

Writer Ellen McAteer is founder of Tell It Slant poetry bookshop in Glasgow, and a visiting lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art. She was a mentee of the Clydebuilt Verse Apprenticeship Scheme, under Alexander Hutchison, and a singer with the band Stone Tape, as well as a solo singer who won a BBC Radio competition with her song Blue Valentine. She was Director of the Poetry Trust, which ran the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, a director of the Scottish Writers’ Centre, a visiting lecturer at Oxford University's MSt in creative writing, and a member of the core group of performers at the Hammer and Tongue spoken word collective in Oxford. She is a qualified Librarian.

Peace, pubs and poetry!

I have several poems coming out in a new peace anthology by Scottish writers, published by Dove Tales. There is a fundraiser for the anthology here. Dove Tales’ Jean Rafferty hosted a great event at Celtic Connections. It involved a discussion … Continue reading

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Martello Music gigs

Martello, set up with our former Beccles Library Folk Club volunteer Martin Lovett, is going great guns! Here’s some great press for our latest gig, Megson at the Seagull Theatre tomorrow. Made two ‘best of’ lists. I can’t wait! Next … Continue reading

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Poetry in Aldeburgh 2017

Above is a thank you from Chris Agee and a blessing (in Irish) from Paddy Bushe. A thank you and a blessing began and ended my time at Poetry in Aldeburgh. A thank you and a blessing is what I … Continue reading

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Oh frabjous day!

Originally posted on tell it slant :
STOP PRESS!!! Tell it slant poetry bookshop has been saved for Glasgow at the 11th hour by Basil Blackwell, musician, social entrepreneur and events organiser, a favourite face and sound at many a Project…

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Tell it slant is moving!

Sad news. After three very good years in the wonderful Project Cafe in Glasgow, Tell it Slant is going to follow its founder down South. Ellen McAteer, who set up Tell it Slant in December 2013 wit… Source: Tell it slant … Continue reading

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“Chosen by readers, for readers” Brave New Reads is a project that taking place across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, offering an immersive shared reading… Source: | Beccles Library Reviews on WordPress.com

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Pedalling Poetry IV: Stanza 2016

As an avid pedalestrian, I would have loved the idea of cycling all the way up the east coast from Suffolk to St Andrews. However, that would have taken days I don’t have since I went back to my former … Continue reading

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