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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.


May 2018

People come and go, but we have a pool of about 20 regulars, and have an attendance of 15-18 normally. So if anyone would like to join us there is always room!  

Those of us who come enjoy the sessions immensely and love responding to the choices people make. Reading aloud is lovely thing to do and is very satisfying. And listening to a variety of voices is interesting also.

The subjects for consideration for the immediate future are:

May 31 – Cultivation; June 28 – Loss; July 26 – Islands.

And we don’t meet in August!

November 2017

Our group still thrives, and has attracted a few new members. We continue to be amazed and enthralled at the variety of contributions offered at our sessions. Even when the topic is quite challenging people are very inventive! If anyone wants to come along, please don't be put off by that - you can just come and listen if you like. The atmosphere is lovely and peaceful, and sometimes people are quite moved by it. Pieces of writing, read aloud, have the ability to do that on occasion. Here are the range of topics and dates for the early new year - (we don't meet in December).

January 25: Time.

February 22: Conflict.

March 29: The Sea.

April 26: Travel.

Hope to see you sometime!

July 2017

We continue to be a very cheerful and friendly group, always willing to try a variety of new topics from which we produce many interesting and stimulating pieces of poetry and prose writing to read to each other. The subjects we have chosen for the autumn are:

28 Sep Letters; 26 OctAnimals; 30 NovSurvival.

Come along and have a go with us; you won’t be disappointed! Or just come and listen – some do that also.

March 2017

We have had a number of new people coming along over the last few months, and so we have decided to reintroduce a drink to start our meetings so that there will be some time for us all to get to know one another better. A drink will be served at 1.15 p.m. before we begin to share our contributions. The group continues to flourish and it’s amazing how inventive members can be, even when the topic under consideration is rather difficult! We will continue to welcome new people along and are sure that you will find what we do very enjoyable and rewarding. The subjects for the next few meetings are:

25 May: Village Life

29 June: Transport

27 July: Food

We don’t meet in August.

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