Wendy Freeman, a member of the community curating team of volunteers for the exhibition Journeys with “The Waste Land” offers an invitation to join her at Poetry Fest ’18 on Monday 18th June 2018. Wendy writes and performs her own poetry, and that of other poets, and seeks to create an informal and welcoming atmosphere for Open Mic Nights. The Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Fest 18 are embracing the themes of Peace and Reconciliation, inherent in the Coventry psyche, and the theme of fragmentation and regeneration from the Herbert exhibition, to create an evening of poetry reading. Wendy will host, and asks that you arrive at 7pm if you would like to register to read something you find resonant with the themes, encouraging poetry written by yourself. Maybe you could take your Haiku Challenge to a wider audience?! Or read a TS Eliot work? If this is a new challenge, do not worry, Wendy will be happy to offer tips and will encourage you to be brave and step out and share your piece in a friendly atmosphere.
If you would like to come and watch, listen and be entertained this is fine too. The event begins at 7.30pm in the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon and starts the Journeys with “The Waste Land” connection with community events around Coventry and the neighbourhood in celebration of community collaboration in the arts.
The event is free and no ticket required, just turn up on the night.
Inspired by Journeys with ‘The Waste Land”, an exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, 15 September – 18 November 2018.