To celebrate National Poetry Day, as secretary of LitSoc at UEA, I organised a reading session for people to share any poetry they liked in a nice, relaxed environment. We put up fairy lights and lamps, and set out rugs, cushions, snacks… and FREE WINE! Here’s a picture of some of the committee members there… just under twenty people turned up in the end. I would have liked lots more, but there we are.
Aside from the regular people reading, fellow committee member and some of her friends read, as well as a couple of freshers and Josh Jones, who has never read before and is now addicted and now has his first collection of poetry out – Thought Disorder.
All in all, a good time was had. Here is a video of me blogging a bit about it, and doing a (pretty bad) reading of a couple of the poems I did on the night as I didn’t film any of it, and it’s a rare thing for me to read Benjamin Zephaniah and Kate Nash.