Monthly Archives: September 2011

A sense of balance


We’re almost at that time of year when light and dark are perfectly balanced before we delve into the winter months of reflection and regeneration.  But September’s song isn’t finished yet and her gifts are many.  The air already has a thinness about it, heightening the senses.  Spiders are busy.  The low-slung light gives a richness and depth to the trees and their changing colours as they prepare to disrobe for the winter.

thanks to John Lawrence for the photo


It’s been a busy summer with poetry events and the first of many Worcestershire Literary Festivals which took place in June this year.  The dates for the second Worcestershire Literary Festival have been announced and it’s due to take place will take place from June 15th to June 24th 2012

There are many poetry events coming up between then and now, some of which took a break over the summer:

Hit the Ode:

Thursday 22nd September 19:30 – 22:30

The Victoria, Birmingham

48 John Bright Street

Birmingham, United Kingdom

 100,000 Poets for Change

Saturday 24th September – 19:00 – 22:00

Boston Tea Party

Broad Street

Worcester, United Kingdom

 42: Open Mic Night (Gothic, Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Wednesday 28th September 19.30-22.00 (usually the last Wednesday of the month)

The Boston Tea Party

18 Broad Street

Worcester, United Kingdom

Parole Parlate (with special guest poet Raymond Antrobus)

Thursday 6th October – 19.30-22.00 (usually the first Thursday of the month – excluding December)

Little Venice

1-3 St Nicholas Street

Worcester, United Kingdom

…and with all these spoken word events, I’d best get writing myself…