Blackpool Libraries Celebrate National Poetry Day

Thursday 6 October marks National Poetry Day and this year the theme is Messages. Blackpool Libraries of course has a whole host of poetry themed activities taking place to help celebrate, some of which include:

Vita, Live Poets and Poetry People, 1.30-4pm, Central Library

Join the regular poetry group as they celebrate National Poetry Day with their Messages themed programme. Free. Refreshments £1.

Lisa Bower: Poet-in-Residence, Living Room, Central Library

Lisa Bower will be the new poet-in-Residence at the Living Roomin Central Library.

Scribble and Shout: Intro to Poetry workshops, 4-5:30pm, Central Library

Join Lisa in this creative, sociable space and try something a little different, something that will let you shout from the rooftops or whisper from the corners.

Lisa will also be leading workshops on Thursday 13th and 20th October 4:00-5:30pm. All workshops will take place in The Living Room, Central Library.

Lisa is co-founder of Pub Poets Blackpool; a published poet, writer and performer. She is author of The First Snowflake and this December is due to release a second story in the series in association with Liverpool BID.

Lisa will be creating new poems as part of her residency, which will be available to read as part of a compilation. Participants attending Scribble and Shout will have the opportunity to submit work that will be included in the collection.

Sign and Send… Wordpool’s Town Centre Poetry Trail

Following on from award winning poet Mandy Coe’s masterclasses in SeptemberWordpool’s Town Centre Poetry Trail has been created in shop windows around Blackpool. The windows will showcase four poems selected by Mandy created during the master classes in local schools and libraries.

Mandy was also commissioned to create a poem especially for this project which will feature in one of the windows.  The trail starts from Grundy Art Gallery where you can pick up a Discover Arts Award booklet to help guide families around the trail, available for £1.

You can visit the trail from Friday 7 October. Award winning illustrators Emily and Anne have created the artwork accompanying the poems and Mandy Coe was commissioned to write a poem especially for this project. This project has been support by Blackpool BID and Arts Council England.

For more information about Blackpool Libraries events visit their website.

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