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Poetry comes to life with Midsomer Norton Library event

By council_spoke  |  Posted: November 27, 2012

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Fans and writers of poems are invited to a special event led by a popular poet at Bath & North East Somerset Council's Midsomer Norton Library on Tuesday 4 December.

The 'Poetry Liaisons' evening, with guest poet Liz Brownlee, runs from 7pm – 8pm as part of the Council's 'After Hours' programme of events designed to promote the wider use of libraries. It is suitable for anyone, whether new to writing poetry, more experienced or just a fan of reading or listening to poetry.

Councillor David Dixon (Lib-Dem, Oldfield), Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: "This is our eighth 'Poetry Liaisons' evening. It was first provided as a trial event but it has met with great success and demand that we're delighted to welcome Liz Brownlee to Midsomer Norton Library on 4 December.

"Our 'After Hours' events such as this give people the chance to get even more benefit from Bath & North East Somerset Council's libraries outside of their normal opening times. Liz has been published in over 60 poetry anthologies – many of which can be picked up from your local library – but this is a great opportunity to appreciate her work in person."

The event is provided in partnership with Bath Spa University's post graduate Creative Writing department which provides a guest poet each month.

Liz Brownlee will be reading some of her favourite work – ranging from poetry for children to poems about unusual animals. There will then be an open section for anyone to read their own poetry in a friendly and informal environment or to share poems by a favourite poet.

The poetry evening is free but spaces are limited so tickets must be booked by calling Council Connect on 01225 394041or popping into Midsomer Norton Library on the High Street, next to the Holly Court Arcade.

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