Week One – 1st February 2023 – 6.30-8pm – Leftbank Leeds
Join us for the poetry group at Leftbank Leeds starting in February. Just a few places left!
Wednesday 1st February
Poem: Once you have booked your ticket for the meet-up, you’ll gain access to the poem of the week, relevant resources and prompt questions/discussion points via a password.
Tickets are just £5.00 per meet-up or £95 for the year (A £20 saving/Four weeks free) and can be purchased here.
More about the group:
‘23 Poems That Changed The World‘ is an exploration of the power and possibility of poetry. Together, we will analyse poems and poets, their meaning and their impact in a bi-weekly poetry group. The group members will co-create the poetry programme throughout the year.
Sarah Autumn and Denetta Copeland run Between The Lines, a community arts organisation specialising in using creative art and media projects to address important issues and give voice to underrepresented communities.
We host a Spoken Word Radio show called LOUDSPEAKER which you can listen to on Chapel FM and we have hosted live poetry events and delivered creative writing workshops. You can find out more about Denetta and Sarah here.
This is an informal poetry discussion group which will evolve throughout the year. We have and will continue to run creative writing workshops. However, our work on the radio show and live poetry events has taught us that analysis and discussion of poetry can be incredibly valuable in and of itself for poets, aspiring poets and poetry lovers alike. So we wanted to hold space and time for that which brought us to this group.
How to participate
Some group members may be inspired to create art in response to the poetry. Others will choose to join in with the discussion, and bring questions and comments. Some may prefer to listen to the readings and discussion. You can participate at whatever level you’re comfortable with. All you need to do is come along.
The group will select poems together throughout the year and we encourage suggestions!
To kick things off, Denetta and I have chosen a poem by Audre Lorde (1934-1992). Lorde was a self-identified ‘black, lesbian, mother, warrior and poet’ whose essays and poems investigate the civil rights movement of her time.
Week One Page: Password protected.
There are currently a few places left for week one so please do share with friends or family who may be interested. Eventbrite Link
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