|Summary||The poetry group meets on the second Monday of the month at 1:30pm.|
|Venue||Ladybridge Park Residents Social Club, Cheadle Hulme|
|Contact||Valerie Greenwood or Peter Kennedy - Telephone details are in the paper copy of the newsletter|
|firstname.lastname@example.org with 'U3A Poetry Enquiry' as the subject|
Review upto 2021
|Each member can choose a topic for the month and we research to find a poem to read to the Group. Recently, Margaret Holbrook, a local poet, gave a talk to the Group and provided us with hand-outs on forms of poetry writing. Currently we have 10 members.|
December 2021 Report: View
The Poetry Group had several zoom meetings in 2021. We began face to face meetings from approx June at The Governors House pub.
Each member chooses a topic for the month, eg we had "Time", "Cosmos", "Hope". We research to find a poem we like to read to the group.
Several of us are writing our own poems. Last November we enjoyed a talk given by a local poet, author and playwright Margaret Holbrook.
It was interesting to learn how she is inspired to write. She also gave us handouts on forms of poetry writing.
We now meet at a new venue which is fabulous, Ladybridge Park Residents Social Club, Cheadle Hulme. We are open to new members joining our group of ten. We meet each month on the 2nd Monday at 1.30pm.
Valerie Greenwood & Peter Kennedy
December 2020 Report: View
One of our members kindly set us up on Zoom enabling our meeting at the usual time if not the usual venue.
It worked really well, with only a couple of our group missing, so the others read out their poems. Hopefully they will be able to join us next time.
The subject in May was 'Victory' to tie in with VE Day. There were well-known and not so well known poems and a number of poems written by the group members.
We did miss our cup of tea/coffee and piece of cake, so the group unanimously decided that we should not forego this pleasure in future and we will be having a cuppa and cake as we participate in the next meeting in June.
It was a very successful experience and our thanks go to Peter for organising us.
December 2019 Report: View
This year our group grew to a comfortable eleven people. We have had lots of discussion about the various topics and poets including Tagore, Kipling, Larkin, Parker, Cope, Duffy and Lemn Sissay, travelling the world with poetry from Europe, Asia, America and Australasia as well of course as Britain.
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