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National Poetry Day celebrations in Bury libraries

Press Release   •   Sep 17, 2014 11:34 BST

Writers across Bury are being urged to share the poems they remember by tweeting on National Poetry Day.

This is a nationwide celebration that shakes poetry from its dust-jacket into the nations’ classrooms, streets, offices, shops, playgrounds, train stations and airwaves, through live events, happenings, and spontaneous uncontrollable outbursts of poetry. This year the theme is ‘Remember’

Bury Library is holding a range of workshops on Thursday 2 October:

  • Poetry Writing Workshop (10.30am to noon): a friendly opportunity for new or experienced writers to start crafting a new work on the theme of  ‘Remember’

  • Poetry Remembered (12.30-1pm): share the poems you remember by heart, dredge up the poems that have been lurking in your mind since school days and share them over tea and cake. Listeners also welcome. If you can’t join us on the day, tweet your poems to us @BuryLibraries using the hashtag  #thinkofapoem

  • Poetry readings from Irwell Writers (1.15-2.30pm):join Bury’s foremost writing group as we welcome them to Bury Library again for an afternoon of poems to make you reflect, relax and relate.

Places are free, although they are limited on the writing workshop – to book, email, For everything else, just drop in!


Press release issued: 17 September 2014.