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Poetry and Prose Reading

Meeting Details

Meeting DayThursday
Time2.00 - 4.00
FrequencyMonthly
LocationCastle Street Centre
Co-ordinator(s)Tom Thompson

What we do

Every month we choose a subject and our members bring two or three related pieces of poetry and prose no longer than five minutes each. There is a wide diversity of material and we enjoy the afternoon immensely. We broaden our experience of literature and enjoy other peoples tastes.

You are welcome to join the group as an active member or just come to listen.

Reports

May 2019

At present we are having almost 20 people at our meetings each month. That is substantially more than at this time last year, and probably approaching the limit if we are all going to have a turn at reading our contribution! I really don’t want to prevent new people coming along, but there comes a time when numbers can dictate. However, for the time being, please continue to come if you wish. I’m sure that you will enjoy taking part.

The next series of topics is as follows:

May 30 – Doors and Windows

June 27 – Journeys

July 25 – Own Choice! Contributions can be serious or humorous – as you like!

November 2018

Following the Open Meeting in September we have had six new members for our group – which is a record! So now we can be quite crowded at our monthly meeting. But I’m not closing our books as we usually have some apologies, and I don’t want to put anyone off who would like to come along. It’s such a pleasure to listen to people read their contributions, and to hear what others say about them! It’s obvious that most people find much satisfaction in sharing what they can discover. So keep coming!

The topics for the first part of 2019 are as follows:

Light and Dark – January 31

Scenes from Provincial Life – February 28

Roads – March 28

Colour – April 25

August 2018

Whenever I think that we have chosen the wrong topic for which to find some excerpts to share with each other, I am constantly proved wrong! For example, at the most recent of our meetings we exchanged pieces of prose and poetry about “Loss”. Now that could have been immensely depressing, but not a bit of it! Instead we had some amazing contributions, some of which were quite light-hearted and made us laugh. So – you never know! Come and find out.

These are the topics for the autumn:

September 27 – The way we were ;

October 25 – Water ;

November 29 – Own choice.

And we actually start the meeting at 2 00pm!

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