After a wonderful open-mic night at The Studio Café, Drawing Projects UK, Bridge House, Trowbridge last month, we’re back at Trowbridge Town Hall for our meeting on Monday, 10th April, 6pm – 8pm. The Town Hall venue details are here.

Just a reminder that you don’t need to be a member of The Poetry Society to join our group (although quite a few of us are) and you don’t need to live in Trowbridge (our members come from Bath, Bradford on Avon, Frome, and from lots of local towns and villages, as well as from Trowbridge). We try to be an open, friendly and inclusive group, open to anyone (16+) with an interest in reading, talking about, writing and performing poetry.  We meet on the second Monday of each month at Trowbridge Town Hall and every third meeting we try to arrange an open-mic – sometimes at other venues, such as The Studio Café, to ring the changes.

For our April meeting, we’ll spend the first hour of the session workshopping four people’s poems. If you’d like to receive informal group feedback, please bring ten copies of one poem (one page only). If we’re not able to discuss your work this time, we’ll try to make sure you get a spot next time.

For the second half, I have copies of a new Candlestick Press pamphlet, Ten Poems about Home. Regular members will know that our group has been selected by Candlestick to receive free copies of their new publications in return for reviews and feedback on social media. We’ll spend some time reading and discussing this latest offering and I have some free copies available for those of you who would like to offer a review or have reviewed a Candlestick pamphlet in the past.

I hope to see lots of you at the meeting on Monday.  There is news of other local poetry readings and events on the Town Hall Poets’ Noticeboard.