Book your place for Lynn poetry events

Greyfriars Tower in Tower Gardens Lynn
Greyfriars Tower in Tower Gardens Lynn
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Two special poetry events are being held in Lynn during the next two weeks.

A fabulous opportunity to gain insight into the poetic process can be gained at an informal event which takes place from 2-4pm on Sunday, June 26, at the Friends’ Meeting House, Bridge Street, Lynn.

Acclaimed poet Heidi Williamson will be giving a reading from her second collection, The Print Museum. Her first collection, Electric Shadow, was a Poetry Book Society choice.

The Print Museum explores her heritage as a printer’s daughter and was inspired by her three-year residency at Jarrolds’ Print Museum in Norwich.

The Poetry Book Society said the following about The Print Museum: “…this book explores poetry’s role in an era where writers must continually ask themselves ‘if words weigh less in cyberspace’?”

As well as reading her poetry and discussing the writing process, there will be a question-and-answer session with Heidi and, after a poetic cream tea, there’ll be a chance to buy signed copies of both books.

There are only a few tickets left for this event so contact organiser Sue Burge on 01553 692798 or e-mail skburge@outlook.com soon to book your place. Tickets are £8.50 including cream tea.

Whether you have always wanted to write poetry but never had the confidence or are an experienced poet who wants to explore new ideas, the Poetry in the Parks Day School will encourage you to produce fresh and original work.

The event takes place at Greyfriars Art Space in St James’ Street, Lynn on Thursday, June 30, and caters for all levels of experience with a series of stimulating exercises which use The Walks and Greyfriars Tower Gardens for inspiration (there will be a back-up rainy day plan too!).

The day will be led by poet and local tutor Sue Burge who said: “I love using the local environment to stimulate creativity.

“It’s always a pleasure to see how the same exercises produce such different results from each participant. People seem to write so much more freely and originally when they are in a group situation with wonderful surroundings.”

The day costs £30 and runs from 10am to 4pm; contact Sue if you would like to book a place on skburge@outlook.com or 01553 692798. More details can be found on www.sueburge.uk