A wonderful last Saturday in Southwater Library at our Readers’ Day! It’s the conclusion to my six months there as Reader in Residence, and it was great!
Last Saturday was a wonderful day! Thank you the great staff at Southwater Library, and also West Midlands Readers’ Network. Southwater Readers’ Day involved sharp-witted teenagers writing a Doctor Who radio play with Birmingham-based writer William Gallagher; Shrewsbury Poetry Stanza came over for the occasion and performed at the foot of Southwater’s escalators, drawing audiences who came racing back for later pop-up poetry readings; Jake Evans the storyteller led a group of skilfully bewitched children and parents on a Story Walk – and William Gallagher rounded off the day with his fabled Get Writing workshop, in which he demonstrates to participants how very distractable they really are.
I sat and typed on my vintage 1932 Good Companions typewriter, which clatters. I made a start on a Giant Poem for Southwater Library, and encouraged interruptions from library-goers. Lots of people stopped by and added lines…
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