The theme of National Poetry Day UK this year, which takes place on the 28th of September, is Freedom.
An annual international poetry event also happens at the same time of year: 100 Thousand Poets for Change. This takes place in several hundred countries, with poetic explorations of issues such as war, global warming, poverty, racism, gender inequality, homelessness and migration.
Poetry that Renews is a local opportunity to participate in both events simultaneously. You may have been with us at last year’s successful reading at the ARC, Challenging Discrimination One Poem at a Time. Please join us again, or for the first time, at what we hope will be an ongoing annual event.
You are invited to come along and read a poem on a relevant theme, either your own poem or one by another poet which inspires you. Audience members who don’t wish to read are also most welcome.
Date and time: Thursday 28th September from 6pm to 8pm.
Venue: The ARC (view map)
Suggested entry/donation: £5 to cover venue costs.
If you wish to read, please contact Shelley Tracey at firstname.lastname@example.org to put your name on the list.
Tea and coffee will be served. Writers and artists who would like to sell their work at this event should contact email@example.com in the first instance.