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Poetry Reading

Welcome to the poetry reading group

Coordinator: Linda Goulden

email: poetry@newmillsu3a.org.uk

Meetings: Monthly - 3rd Thursday morning
starting at 10 30 am

Each month we choose a poet or theme and each member selects a poem or poems for the group to read and discuss

Lively discussions usually follow which often give us ideas for the following month

New members would be welcome

March 2017

Since new year, the New Mills U3A Poetry Reading Group has been registered as a book group. It is quite a help to share the same book and not have to make photocopies of the poems we wish to share with each other, but a disappointment to discover how few poetry books are available from the Library Services in sufficient quantities for our small group of seven.

We will probably have to return to themes and authors for some future meetings but we enjoyed discussing Jo Bell's collection 'Kith' in February and on March 16th we look forward to reading poems from 'The Emergency Poet', the first  therapeutic anthology compiled by the Emergency Poet herself, Deborah Alma. 

May 2017

The subject of May's meeting will be: The Singing and Dancing - collected poems of Ann Atkinson, who was Derbyshire's Poet Laureate.

Possible new members for the New Mills U3A Poetry Readers' Group are welcome to contact Linda Goulden on 01663 732489
Other events for poetry lovers:
If you would like information out about other local poetry groups meeting in and around this area please contact me.    


Poetry reading at the
autumn fair

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photo taken by Les Young

photo taken by Les Young
photo taken by Les Young
photo taken by Les Young
photo taken by Alan Franklin


photo taken by Peter Wreford
photo taken by Peter Wreford


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May 2017