Pop-Up Poetry – In the Forests of the Night

P1010220A Public Service Announcement, if you will: ‘advertising’, tbh. Join a group of students and  lecturers from Birkbeck’s Creative Writing BA and MA programmes to hear poems on the theme of the forest: 6 – 8pm at Leytonstone Library, 6 Church Lane, Leytonstone, London, E11 1HG. Tickets are free, and can be booked online through Eventbrite.

To quote from the event details:

“Forests are of course real places, but in stories and poetry forests are also often symbolic. Fairy tales are filled with enchanted forests; Shakespeare liked to use forests in his plays as places where his characters hid out or wandered around and got lost; and of course Blake wrote about a Tyger that burned in the forest of the night, which wasn’t a real forest at all.”

All welcome. My own contributions take the onset of dementia into a dark wood at the edge of the garden, and show how lightning can strike between people as well as between sky and earth. The poems might appear here afterwards, bravery allowing.


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