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Poetry Aloud

Poetry Aloud

Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1SQ, United Kingdom

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About Poetry Aloud meets in Bury St Edmunds to provide local poets with a sympathetic platform from which to read their poems.
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Mission Poetry Aloud has met in Bury St Edmunds since 2008. We currently meet in the Bay Tree Bistro Café on St Johns Street every last Tuesday of the month, except December, when there is no meeting. We begin at 19:30 and aim to finish at 21:30.

The usual form of the meeting is that each poet gets to read two poems in the first half of the meeting, we then break for refreshments and reassemble for the second set. We begin the second set with one of the group as the featured poet, who has a ten-minute slot. The featured poet was chosen the previous month. Everyone then gets to read a third poem.

The group is non-critical, and all forms of poetry are enjoyed. This allows a relaxed atmosphere where poets can present their poems with no form of redress! However, spontaneous comment is welcome.

Not everyone submits their poems to this website, it is entirely up to each poet to judge its merits. We record every meeting simply so that we have the audio if someone wishes to have their poem presented here. Otherwise our promise is that the recordings will never surface!

We also enjoy working as a group to produce a performance for the Suffolk Poetry Society Festival of Suffolk Poetry each year. This is held on the last Saturday of May in the John Peel Centre for Performing Arts, Stowmarket.

We charge £2 entry fee, which pays for this website and an occasional special event, such as a guest poet or workshop.
Description Poetry Aloud meets in Bury St Edmunds at the Bay Tree Bistro Café on St Johns Street every last Tuesday of the month, except December, when there is no meeting. We begin at 19:30 and aim to finish at 21:30.

We aim to provide local poets with a sympathetic platform from which to read (and narrowcast on our website http://poetryaloud.org.uk/) their work.The group is non-critical, and all forms of poetry are enjoyed. This allows a relaxed atmosphere where poets can present their poems.

We charge £2 entry fee, which pays for this website and an occasional special event, such as a guest poet or workshop.
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