As well as a library, it’s also an information point, which helps with the funding. Brainchild of the writer Alexander Shpatov – he told me they’re trying to figure out a way to create another one to house all the books they’ve acquired. The fee for joining is the donation of one book.
Not exactly ‘Lunch Poems’ but there is a seriously foodie element…
Poetry readings! Drama! Books!
Hexham Apple Pressing Day Renga!
As well as readings from the new anthology – ‘Among Woods and Water’ – and the Northern Poetry Library project more generally, the event in Hexham Library on Thursday night will be enlivened by some short presentations by a Drama Group who meet in the Queen’s Hall, led by TSF’s Sarah Kemp. They will be performing specially created interpretations of some of the poems written and read by the Library Workshop Group, who will also be reading from their own work, alongside Poet in Residence, yours truly.
There will be a rare opportunity to hear (and buy) the splendidly fructiferous Hexham Apple Pressing Day Renga, created by 52 visitors to Transition Tynedale’s Apple Pressing Stall at Hexham Farmer’s Market last October.
All are invited to come along to what promises to be a convivial evening celebrating community, culture and creativity – where no hares will be harmed in any way.
Thursday 19th May
7 – 8.30pm
The event is free but places can be booked by ringing 01670 624525.
Just to let you know I’m doing a reading at the lovely Lit & Phil on Wednesday night (15th May) at 7pm.
I’ll be reading from Border Song, my collaboration with Kim Lewis.
And from new work that’s emerged from my recent botanical travels.
Do come along if you can, and let folk know who may not follow my posts here. I look forward to seeing you.