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This event series is part poetry reading, part open mic with the guest poet and theme changing each month.

Our 2021 contemporary poetry reading series, Go to the poets, they will speak to thee, is curated and hosted by poet, Kim Moore. We will be listening to what poets have to say about our turbulent times, and how poetry can cross borders to challenge, delight and inspire us.

William Wordsworth once wrote that “Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good”. This month we invite you to bring a poem to read on the open mic that explores what reading and books mean to you.

Our guest poet is the internationally recognised poet and playwright, Louise Wallwein. She will be reading from her book Glue (Smith/Doorstop 2017). Glue is a genre-bending volume which seems to contain a whole world – combining poetry, prose, scripts and real-life material to tell a story of childhood, failed adoption and a search for a birth mother.

Email for a spot. Live captions will be provided by Otter.

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Wordsworth Grasmere

Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH

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