Town Hall Arts Building, Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Lyrical: & More-For writers and readers of poetry, fiction and nonfiction with visionary thinking and a lyric sensibility—meaning what is deep, in rhythm, intuitive and wise.
Please join us to read, listen and converse in the beautiful Town Hall Arts building, Market Square, Trowbridge, Wiltshire
When: First Thursday of the Month
Time: 6 - 7.30 PM Cost: £3
Evenings will be a blend of Open Mic + guest poet format with conversation and we'll also expand the slot to include talks, book launches and workshops. Each evening will have a theme, announced beforehand, which poets are free to explore or ignore.
Poems can still be shared when there is a scheduled speaker/event, but please be aware that the time allotted will be shorter, and themed poems may have to be included next time round.
“…the visionary dimension is not something internal or even obscure—a private language or mythology—but actually happening around us in ways we don’t recognise unless we learn to see with a kind of bi-focal vision which is at
once literal and symbolic.” From Jay Ramsay’s Preface to his poetry collection ‘Monuments'
Thursday 7th November
Poet Dawn Gorman, host of ‘Words & Ears’ in Bradford-on-Avon will speak and read from her new poetry book,
Instead, Let Us Say from Dempsey & Windle.
Optional theme for poems: the landscape of time.
Instead, Let Us Say is rooted in nature, but also explores the landscape of time, the fragility of the moment, and, ultimately, how true connectivity offers ‘a light for the dark of it’.
Dawn Gorman is a freelance editor, reviewer and poetry workshop leader. She devises and runs community arts events.