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Discover Poetry

Dove Cottage & Garden

01 March 2018
7.30 - 9.00pm

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Do you find the idea of reading poetry off-putting? Would you like to read more but don’t know where to start? Do you like reading poetry, but never find the time? Would you like to talk about poetry with a friendly, open group?

Join us by the fireside in Dove Cottage for our monthly poetry reading group, and keep the dark and cold at bay with warm thoughts, lively chat, and a good cup of tea. Each month we’ll read and talk about poems picked to reflect the changing seasons, taking us from autumn into midwinter, and back out into the spring together.

These relaxed, informal sessions will be led by Grasmere poet Polly Atkin, who will share with you a selection of contemporary and classic poems chosen to pique the interest of both seasoned poetry lovers and those new to reading or talking about a poem.

In our Poetry Reading Group there are no right and wrong answers, or ways to think. We will be learning from each other as much as from the poems.

Each month three poems will be available ahead of time so that you can spend as much (or as little) time with them as you like: take them for a walk or out for dinner; chew them over by your own fireside. Each month will also feature a wildcard poem, chosen to reflect current events, which will be given out on the day.

Hot drinks will be provided. No prior poetry reading experience or knowledge necessary.

Thursday 5 October, 2 November, 7 December, 1 February, 1 March

Cost: free.  Advance bookings preferred; drop-ins welcome if there is space.

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