Poetry Reading Max: 8-12 Sessions: Fortnightly
Facilitator: Bill Wright
Our English language contains a treasure-house of great poetry, but it is too often neglected. This is because we don’t feel inclined to sit back in the armchair and read a poem in the same way as we read a novel or short story. Poetry comes into its own when it is spoken out loud.
Did you read poetry at school and have never been back to it since? Was it a subject only the class swots were interested in? Have you ever tried visiting it again? There is a big difference between reading poetry because you have to for school and reading it again because you want to for pleasure. A lot of water has passed under our collective bridges since school days, so why not give it another go, what do you have to lose. None of us are the same person we were 50+ years ago.
After the first meeting which will just be a general discussion about poetry, what each of us feels about it, how much we read it etc., we will then select at random a poet to look at in the following meeting. We will also ask for suggestions of poets from the people present. If you feel shy about the idea of reading out aloud come along anyway, listen and contribute as much or as little as you wish.
Venue: The back room of the Monument pub, Church Street, Whitstable
Date/Time: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays: 2.30 - 4.00 approx.
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