We provide any poet who comes to our meetings with a sympathetic platform from which to read their work. We do not criticise or analyse but offer an encouraging ear.
There is, of course, a warm welcome for those who come along to listen.
If you cannot visit us at our regular meetings at Benson Blakes in Bury St Edmunds at 7:30pm on the last Tuesday of each month (except December) then you will find us here at poetryaloud.org.uk.
Peer Group Writing Workshop: VILLANELLE
The next workshop will be held at Alison’s on Tuesday 9th September, at 7.30pm.
We intend to discuss, study and attempt to write (at least the skeleton of) a VILLANELLE. Some will have already have experience, which we hope will be shared with beginners. We would advise looking up the rhyming scheme and structure online before you come.
There are two important new developments coming up at Poetry Aloud:
BBC4 Sunday 10th & 17th August 2014 9pm
This is a 2 part series about the development of poetry in the 20th century and the poets that wrote it. It makes full use of archive footage from film, TV and radio of interviews with the poets and of them reading from their own work. These are interlaced with comment from academics, friends, family and poets such as Michael Rosen, Simon Armitage and Blake Morrison.
The AGM was held on 29th July 2014, before our monthly meeting, with 11 members present.
Committee: Jen Overett and Richard Whiting are standing down because of family commitments; Diana Banks and Sally Gardener were elected to join Jenny Chantler, Sally Warrell, Colin Whyles and Rob Lock, who agreed to continue.
Long standing members of Poetry Aloud will remember Jackie Carreira, who now writes plays with great success. One of these - Talking in the Library - will be performed at Oakes Barn, in St Andrews Street South, in the last week of August.
Tickets: £8 / students £5. To reserve tickets visit: www.quirkhousetheatreco.com or call: 01359 250716
This post contains the current Poetry Aloud posters for you to download and print.