Group Coordinator: Stephen Wells 020 8882 8561 or 0773 883 0892
Meets 3rd Mondays 10am - noon
During the Coronavirus lockdown, the Poetry Reading Group is meeting by Zoom on the 3rd Monday of each month to read, hear and discuss poetry. It is not ideal, but better than not meeting at all. Zoom can be accessed from a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC and also (with sound only) from a conventional telephone. Please get in touch if you would like to take part, or have any suggestions for us.
If you are interested, please contact the convenor, Stephen Wells, on 020 8882 8561.
New work, old favourites, and poets we dislike are all read and discussed. We may focus on one poet or group of poets or bring and share poems to explore together. Our meetings are lively, friendly and always interesting. However, we try not to take it too seriously; after all we are here to entertain, as well as educate.
Since we started, we have read Philip Larkin, Thomas Hardy, John Keats, selections from American, Irish, Scottish and Welsh poetry, Geoffrey Chaucer, Robert Browning and many others. We have invited well-known local Poets Myra Schneider, Anthony Fisher and Valerie Darville. In coming months, we will be sharing contemporary poetry, poems by women, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes and Thomas Hardy.
If you enjoy reading and discussing poetry or just think you might enjoy reading poems and hearing them read, please get in touch.