Wow, no post for a couple of months, the 2 in one day! Something must be happening!
Well, in fact a friend of mine called Aryamati (she is an ordained Buddhist!), is on a committee at the Museum, and had been asked to organise an arts event, so came up with the idea of a poetry session at the Museum Cafe, Cafe Muse on Oxford Road, Manchester.
I have not ventured out to live poetry readings/events for some time now, for a variety of reasons, but when I was invited to read some poems at this session, I was more than happy to support it – not only by reading my poems, but also by taking some pics and doing a kind of mini review here on my poetry blog, which I thought would make a nice change from just posting my own poems!
Apologies to begin with, that I did not write down any names as I was taking the photos – so if you appear, why not comment to say who you are!! Also, although I read my poems, being the one with the camera, I do not have any photos of myself! Maybe next time!
Anyway, after Aryamati’s intro, and my set, this serious looking orator drove the nearby chap in the audience to drink!
The poets soon got into their stride and kept the audience on the edge of their seats with word wizardry:
Members of a poetry group read from their works:
This poet made himself – and the audience – smile!
This veteran of many performances at the Town Hall, gave another fine display of woven words!
All in all this was a very pleasant evening of poetry and conversation which will hopefully be repeated soon. Thanks to all involved – and if you have any more to add – please leave a comment 🙂