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.
We had on of our occassional unusual evenings last night (30th April 2013). For only the second time we had a guest reader, André Mangeot. The room was crowded, and he deserved it. His reading was both entertaining and thoughtful.
He read mostly from his book Mixer, in which all the poems have some sort of relationship to cocktails. He also read new poems that are yet to be published, although the potential new book is ready to go.
The sonnet writing workshop with James Knox Whittet drew together twelve poets wishing to write a sonnet for the first time or improve their grasp of the form.
Poetry reading at the Quaker Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds given by Sybil Ruth.
Sybil presented a Radio 4 programme about Poetry and Quakers.
We meet André Mangeot again for a writing workshop at Jenny Chantler’s home in Cavenham with André Mangeot, on ‘Poetry and Place’.
Jenny is kindly providing free coffee before and a free vegetarian lunch after this workshop.
We need to know numbers for this event, so please book ahead of time. This is also the only way you will find out the venue!
Would anyone be interested in holding or attending occasional peer group writing workshops? A chance to experiment with different approaches to writing and share experiences and tips learnt in the past? See FORUM TOPICS or contact Diana Banks if the idea interests you to discuss how it might evolve into physical being.
I applaud Rob on his slightly halting paragraph published in the Bury Free Press 'Poetry Please' section. The staff are obviously unfamiliar with the concept of free verse; either that or his software is elderly and nobody bothered to adjust the settings. At least Poetry Aloud got a mention, even if the BFP made it appear that only weird half wits go there. Perhaps Rob may consider threatening legal action, to be withdrawn only if a half page item on POETRY ALOUD! the place it all happens!
This post contains the current Poetry Aloud posters for you to download and print.