Getting back on track, I'm happy to announce the next East Manchester and Tameside Stanza poetry group is going meet on 29th March 2011 at the usual venue of the Joshua Bradley in Gee Cross, Hyde.
It's the first one of 2011, and after a few people asking me when it was going to start up again, I finally got my act together to set the date (it's encouraging to know that people wanted the group still!).
Anyhow, the time is as usual, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, and the poem we'll be reading and discussing is a Sylvia Plath favourite of mine, Moonrise. There is a web copy of it here: http://www.angelfire.com/tn/plath/moonrise.html
As always, we'll have the opportunity to each share a poem (we'll keep this to one poem each to allow time for everyone to have feedback) so bring a copy of a poem you would like to share. Time-permitting, we will do a creative writing exercise too, so pen and paper will be handy.
Stanzas are not just for Poetry Society members, so everyone with an interest in poetry is welcome.
For newcomers - the general format of the group is:
Discussion of a poem by of a published poet
Everyone taking a turn to read a poem they have brought, with members offering constructive feedback
If time allows, a creative writing exercise
The Stanza meeting will take place in the Bamford Room upstairs at the Joshua Bradley, Address: The Joshua Bradley, Hyde Road, Gee Cross, Hyde, Greater Manchester SK14 5EG (http://www.hydesbrewery.co.uk/joshuabradley/index.html)
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