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Poetry and Prose Reading

Meeting Details

Meeting DayThursday
Time2.00 - 4.00
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.


August 2019

Once again we have had a series of good meetings with excellent attendances. We can still accept new people if anyone would care to give us a try! Such interesting pieces are shared, and people are very inventive. Also there is a good and peaceful atmosphere, which many find helpful and relaxing.

The subjects for the autumn are as follows:

We don’t meet in August.

Sept. 26 – Green;

Oct. 31 – House and Home;

Nov. 28 – Own Choice.

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

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