POEMS about elephants and work by prize-winning poets Ron Scowcroft and Kathleen Jones will be featured as part of the next Settle Sessions to be held at 7.30pm tomorrow at The Folly in Settle.

It will also be the group's annual reception at 6.30pm.

Poems about Elephants will be read from A Poetry of Elephants, compiled by Rebecca Gethin.

She and a group of poets make the book a reality and the publisher ValMor gave their services for free.

All of the proceeds from book sales will go to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which is one of the most successful conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.

Ron's poems have appeared in many literary magazines, prize winners’ anthologies and literary websites.

They have also featured in exhibitions by artists Jayne Simpson and John Morrison and been adapted for video by Morph Films.

His pamphlet ‘Moon Garden’ was published by Wayleave Press in 2014. He was awarded joint first prize in the McLellan Poetry Competition (2013) and has been highly commended in The Yorkshire Open (2012) and Magma (2011) competitions, as well as being longlisted in the National, Strokestown and Bridport competitions.

Ron is a founder member of Lancaster based April Poets

Kathleen was born and brought up on a hill farm in Cumbria and now lives with her partner, sculptor Neil Ferber, on the edge of the Lake District.

She has been writing since she was a child and has published 14 books including eight biographies, a novel and a collection of poetry.

She lived for several years in Africa and the Middle East, where she worked for the Qatar Broadcasting Corporation. Since then she has written extensively for BBC radio and contributed to several television documentaries.

Kathleen was appointed as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow in 2008 and is currently also a Fellow of the English Society. Her two most recent biographies are ‘Katherine Mansfield: The Storyteller’ and ‘Norman Nicholson: The Whispering Poet’. She is also the author of two novels, The Sun's Companion and The Centauress.

The reception at 6.30pm is open to everyone.

Tickets for the event at 7.30pm are £6 and available from Cave and Crag, The Courtyard Dairy and The Folly, or on the door.