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.
A reminder that the next workshop is to be held on Tuesday 11 March at 7.30pm, at Alison's house.
Call or email Diana 01284 700552 email@example.com for directions, further information and to RSVP
POETRY ALOUD WRITING AND DISCUSSION GROUP next meeting 11 March
An opportunity to share the inspirations, themes, working methods and structure of the poetry you are writing, bouncing ideas off your peers and developing them with their help. Wide ranging discussion can also touch on experiences of getting your poetry across to the public, entering competitions and experiences of different workshops.
We aim to use a series of writing exercises to get the creative juices flowing, then to develop discussion from that starting point.
Fri 14 March: Supporting SPS Desert Island Poems in Sudbury. Opportunity to read a poem chosen by Lord Andrew Phillips of Sudbury.
Sat 15 March: Poetry on the Hour in Bury Library foyer. Read a famous poem and one of your own!
Tues 29 April: Martin Figura & Helen Ivory guest readers at PA monthly meeting.
Sat 3 May: Martin Figura leading workshop on Writing the Difficult Stuff. Oakes Barn, 2.30pm. £7.50
Message received by SPS but more appropriate to PA:
"Dr Frances Ward suggested that I contact you because we thought you and your fellow members might be interested to know that we have a poetry group running at the Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds.
Cherry Pie is not a traditional English dish, nor are the poems in “Cherry Pie and other poems” traditional English poems, they are instead a very impressive collection of poems written by Sally Warrell, about life in the twenty-first century, I won't try to list the subjects covered, suffice to say that I have every confidence that any poetry lover will find poems in this collection worth their attention.
The Sharpham Trust is developing a new residential creative writing programme hosted and led by award winning poet Alice Oswald, alongside other established guest writers. This is a unique and special opportunity to stay at Sharpham House and focus on your writing practice in a breathtaking, inspirational landscape.
Now you can go crazy categorising everything!
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