Gill Learner (poet)

Gill Learner launches “Chill Factor” a new collection at Literary Lunch

On Sunday, 17 July 2016, Two Rivers Press hosted a Literary Lunch at the Great Expectations Pub on London Street, Reading.    Poet Gill Learner read from her new collection, Chill Factor. Other Two Rivers Press authors and editors, Barbara Morris and … Continue reading

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Sunday, 17 July 2016: Gill Learner at Literary Lunch at Great Expectations

Join us on Sunday 17th July at the Great Expectations Pub on London Street, from 12pm. Gill Learner will be launching her new collection: Chill Factor this Sunday.There will be a tab behind the bar for the first round of … Continue reading

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Sunday, 17 July 2016: Launch “Chill Factor” by Gill Learner

Put the date in your calendar and join us for the launch of Gill Learner‘s new poetry collection Chill Factor When: 12pm Where: Great Expectations, 33 London Street Reading. It promises to be a memorable afternoon as Gill will be joined by … Continue reading

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Congratulations to TRP poet, Gill Learner!

Take a look at this…..our Gill Learner took second prize in the Torriano Poetry Competition.   Isn’t that grand? Winners of the Torriano Competition 2015/16 Many thanks to all who entered the Torriano Poetry Competition. The winners performed readings of … Continue reading

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Poetry with cake! Tuesday, October 1st and Friday, October 4th 2013

Poetry with cake – what could be better? Both available at Hot Gossip Cafe in Henley next week as part of the Henley Literary Festival. Gill Learner will be reading on Tues 1st Oct and Jean Watkins on Friday 4th … Continue reading

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Gill Learner wins the English Association’s Fellows’ Poetry Prize

The staff at Two Rivers Press would like to extend its heartfelt congratulations to Gill Learner, on winning theFellows’ Poetry Prize of the English Association with her poem The Dead of Night.

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Saturday, 12 May 2012 Caversham Arts Trail: poetry reading with Susan Utting and Gill Learner, 3pm

It is almost time for the third Caversham Arts Trail. The Trail this year takes place on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May and Friday 18th – Sunday 20th May. All venues are open from 11am to 5pm. With 32 … Continue reading

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Review of Gill Learner’s The Agister’s Experiment in South

Keith Bennett reviews Gill Learner’s The Agister’s Experiment in South 44, October 2011. The Agister’s Experiment – Gill Learner Two Rivers Press £8.00 It ain’t poetry unless you learn something! This book will tell you something about the Women of … Continue reading

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Gill Learner wins first prize

We are delighted to announce that Gill Learner (The Agister’s Experiment, 2011) has won first place in open category of the 2011 Buxton Poetry Competition with her poem, Flashpoint. Flashpoint Summoned by email, Facebook, text, they push away slide-rules, teapots, … Continue reading

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Agisters_ExperimentThe Agister’s Experiment by Gill Learner (poet)


Review of The Agister’s Experiment by Gill Learner

The Poetry Book Society Bulletin, review of The Agister’s Experiment by Gill Learner “This first collection from Gill Learner displays a confidence usually seen in a much more experienced poet, though Learner herself has been widely feted, having been published … Continue reading

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Gill Learner was born and grew up in Shirley, just outside Birmingham. She moved south in the early 1960s and has lived in Reading for almost half a century. In her middle years she began working in the printing trade and eventually taught Printing Studies at Berkshire School of Art & Design until her retirement in 1999; it was soon after that she began writing poetry. She has won a number of prizes and been published in many magazines and anthologies. Her first collection, The Agister’s Experiment, also from Two Rivers Press, was favourably reviewed; Chill Factor is her second. She is married with two children and two grandchildren.

To read some of her poems and to learn more about Gill Learner, please click here.