At The Inkwell (London) Celebrates Black History Month | Thursday 20 October 2016. 7-9pm. Doors 6:30pm. Venue: Counter Albion, Shoreditch. FREE! Ft Millie Murray & Racheal Joseph. Hosted by Poets Gemma Weekes, Patricia Foster and Journalist Rachel Rigby.

Good Day To You All,
I hope you are enjoying the sunny, autumnal afternoon (if in London).
Thank you to ALL who read, came down and supported At The Inkwell London last month.
Just over a week to go now, until our next At The Inkwell London on Thursday 20th October, where we’ll celebrate and acknowledge Black History Month; the rich and varied accounts of migration, belonging, culture and family.
Our featured writers will be

Millie Murray and Racheal Joseph.
Please find below a weblink to our official website for this month’s event. 
http://attheinkwell.com/readings/black-history-month-london/

The Facebook Event Page is: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/188808594893206/
The Eventbrite link is: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/at-the-inkwell-london-celebrates-black-history-month-ft-millie-murray-racheal-joseph-tickets-28574841119
Please also find attached a flyer/graphic for the event. 
Your hosts will be writers Gemma Weekes, Patricia Foster and Rachel Rigby.

Designed by Patricia Foster

Please share this with all your contacts, friends, family and lovers of poetry and fiction that you know. We also have an open mic for anyone who would love to share their work.
At The Inkwell has been created to be a warm, welcoming, encouraging and engaging environment for writers to share and promote their work. I hope this event will provide a positive space for you to hear great work, as well as participate!

Please contact us on inkwellreadings.london@gmail.com if you would like further information, to sign up for the open mic, or read at future events.
Warmest regards,

Patricia Foster
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Best,

Patricia Foster, Gemma Weekes & Rachel Rigby

At The Inkwell London Co-hosts

inkwellreadings.london@gmail.com

www.attheinkwell.com

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FOUR LONDON POETS at Rich Mix. 23 January 2016, 7:45pm. Featuring Vesna Goldsworthy, Alan Wolfson, Award-Winning Patricia Foster & Joe Duggan. Host Graham Buchan.

   
 

A date for your diaries!
Good Day Lovely People!
I trust you are enjoying this very welcome, warm December weather.

You’ll be pleased to know that I have a poetry reading approaching in the New Year. I’ll be Reading at 

‘Four London Poets’ 

on Saturday 23 January 2016, Rich Mix, E1 6LA. The four featured London poets are:
Vesna Goldsworthy, Alan Wolfson 

Patricia Foster & Joe Duggan. 

Your host for the evening is the wonderful Graham Buchan.

  
It is FREE too and promises to be a fantastic night.
For further information, check out the e-Flyers and the weblink below.
http://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/four-london-poets230116/

Wishing you all a Fabulous Christmas and a very prosperous 2016.
Warmest regards,

Patricia
Patricia Foster: 

Sable Poet-in-Residence, 

Award-Winning Writer and Performer.

+447956476547

prfoster@hotmail.com

My Vegan Food Advice & Healthy Eating Tips at: FREE Bring and Fix event from Saturday 3rd November 2013

Please find below details of an event I talked and presented at:

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What is a Vegan diet?

How Can You Be a Vegan on a Small Budget?

How Can You Stay on a Vegan Diet and Remain Healthy?

How Do You Remain Vegan for a Long Time?

What is a Raw Vegan Diet?

What are the Benefits of a Raw Vegan Diet?

What Vegan Foods are Suitable for Diabetics?

How Does a Vegan Diet Improve Energy and Vitality?

How Does a Vegan Diet Keep You Looking Youthful?

These questions and more will be answered by Patricia Foster, a vegan for Thirteen years. Patricia will be guiding you through a few basic steps to a healthier perspective and mindset on food, positive wellbeing and consuming a sensible vegan diet. Be prepared for interactive fun!

There will also be:

Display of Raw Desserts,

Simple Vegan Recipes.

Video Clips

List of Quick and Easy Tips to Being a Vegan

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About Patricia:
Patricia Foster is a Vegan, Certified Tutor/Trainer & Facilitator, Dynamic Educator & Creative Consultant, Certified Reiki Healer, Qualified Life Coach (Dip NMC) and Holstic Health and Wellbeing Advisor. She is also an Award-Winning Internationally Published Poet and Performer and Visual and Multimedia Artist.

Sable Poet-in-Residence, Life Coach & You Are YOU Founder, Patricia Foster with Award for Poetry services to Art and Culture at International Women’s Month 2015 event ‘Together We Rise’. March 28 2015.

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Photo: Thabo Jaiyesimi

Message from Sable Poet-in-Residence Patricia Foster:

I am still ecstatic and floating, after receiving my award for Poetry Services, within the Art and Culture category, at the empowering awards event Together We Rise.

I had written an acceptance speech, but instead ended up speaking from the heart. I was immensely overwhelmed, as well as inspired by all the other award recipients and their amazing stories. A lot of the women, including myself, had overcome incredible obstacles, to accomplish what we have today.

“Day in, day out we work hard, in our life purpose without little or any recognition. Thank YOU MGT and GCC  for the award!” ~ Patricia Foster

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The event was organised by the MGT and GCC, based in Brixton, who do a lot of work in the community, in particular to uplift and empower young girls.

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A most memorable night indeed. Hopefully the first of many awards. Feeling very grateful and honoured. A big thanks to ALL who provided support, my family, friends and the writers and poets who came before me, to pave the way and make it easier for me to receive this award. In particular a big thanks to the founders and ALL members of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen.

Poet & Life Coach Patricia Foster honoured with award for Poetry services at TOGETHER WE RISE Women’s Event. Saturday 28th March 2015, 3pm-8pm. MGT & GCC Presents! Brixton, London SE24 0HJ. Guests: Janet Kay, Sonia Brown, Oneness Sankara and Nyarai Kizzy. Tickets only £10!

I’m very excited to share that myself, Patricia Foster will be honoured with an award for Poetry services to Art & Culture at TOGETHER WE RISE Women’s Event. 

I am completely flattered and extremely humbled by this recognition. This has topped off an incredible month for me.

  

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Also honoured on the day will be: 

Abi Begho

Julietta Joseph

Kai Ouagadou-Mbandaka

Linda Graham

Melanie Hibbert

Sonia Brown

Sophia Bailey

Special guest perferomers are: the legendary Janet Kay, Oneness Sankara and Nyarai Kizzy.

The event takes place this Saturday 28th March 2015, 3pm – 8pm at The Edutainment Palace, 1-5 Hinton Rd, Brixton, London SE24 0HJ, Brixton, LONDON UK 

Tickets are £10. For further information and to purchase tickets online visit: http://risetogether.eventbrite.co.uk

World Self Love Day and My Birthday: 13th February 2015 – By Patricia Foster, Writer, YouAreYOU Founder and Holistic Coach

Are YOU searching for love this Valentine’s weekend?
If the answer is YES and You Are on the lookout, the best place to start is within yourself.

Learning to love yourself,
It is the greatest love of all.

~ George Benson and Whitney Houston

I recently discovered there is an official World Self Love Day. On checking the date closer, I realised it falls on the same day as my Birthday! How apt!

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Photo: © Patricia Foster

So today, as well as celebrating My Birthday with family and friends, I will cultivate love for myself. This is the greatest form of love we can have. Without this, we cannot receive the love we desire!

Happy World Self Love Day!

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Photo: Giorgismedia.com

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New Year’s Message: A Big Thank You! From Writer and Life Coach Patricia Foster

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Image courtesy of vectorolie at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the community partners, organisations as well as the colleagues I have worked with throughout the past year. Thank you to all the positive initiatives and projects I have also been invited to participate in.

Thank you also for the love, support and encouragement from friends, family, especially during the up and down moments, bereavement and ill health.

Happy New Year to you ALL!

Wishing you extreme happiness, wealth and abundance in 2015!

© Patricia Foster 2014

Patricia’s Moments. Sable Litmag Poet-in-Residence – Thursday 11th December: Poetic Wisdom from William Wordsworth

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While writing and editing poems for my new chapbook, as well as looking for inspiration, I encountered this poetic wisdom from William Wordsworth.

His words resonated with me, due to the focus on our license as poets to connect with emotion and feelings and tranquil environments.

“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.”
~ William Wordsworth.