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Hello Everyone!!!
“Village Voices a celebration of poetry and art from the South Pennines”

The closing date for submissions has passed.  We have accepted an astounding 106 poems and over 50 illustrations.  This is a richly diverse book with a huge range of subjects covered in the poems.  Illustrations are of a very high standard.

This is a tremendous success, thank you to everyone who submitted.  Appreciation of both poetry and art is very personal and subjective so the wide variety achieved in “Village Voices” will fill your soul with inspiration, enjoyment, and a connection with the local community.

We will announce the publish date as soon as known.

LAWRENCE BATLEY THEATRE HUDDERSFIELD – GUEST POET AND OPEN MICLooking forward to this month’s Attic Stories – our first one of 2023!  We’ll have the wonderful poet and performer Dominic Berry as our feature guest, sharing poems from his new book Yes Life.  Hope to see you on Monday 30 January at 7.30pm.  Open mic is sign up on the night, and please book your Pay-As-You-Feel ticket on the LBT website if you can! (link here)

We are delighted to announce that the Marsden Library Open Mic is ongoing as an active monthly event.  The meetings will be held every second Wednesday of each month at Marsden Library, Mechanics Hall, Peel St, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6BW.

The next event will be WEDNESDAY 8th FEBRUARY doors open at 7.30pm, poetry starting promptly at 7.30pm until 9.00pm. There will be non-stop tea, coffee and biscuits. A charge of £3 will be made to cover room hire and refreshments.

This to be a fun, inclusive event for all so please spread the word. It is Not obligatory to read out loud, but you could read something you have composed or even your favourite by another author.  We have entertaining and active discussion with plenty of humour.

You are welcome to bring books you have published to sell to attendees.  Everyone please note CASH ONLY we have no card machine facilities.

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