Do you like reading poetry, but never find the time? Would you like to read more, but don’t know where to start? Would you like to talk about poetry with a friendly, open group? Join us in Dove Cottage for our monthly poetry reading group, where we’ll read and talk about a selection of classic and contemporary poems chosen to reflect the changing seasons.
These relaxed, informal sessions will be led by Grasmere poet Polly Atkin, and both seasoned poetry lovers and those new to reading or talking about a poem are welcome. There are no right or 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. We will also feature a wildcard poem, chosen to reflect current events, which will be given out on the day.
Tea and biscuits will be provided. Advance bookings preferred; drop-ins welcome if there is space.
Cost: FreeContact us to book