Stanza News: Lancashire

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Pennine Lancashire


Contact: Elizabeth Burns (ejburns AT or 01524 843 586)

Lancaster Stanza group meets at Lancaster LIbrary at 7.30pm on the second Thursday of the month.

Lancaster Stanza group will be giving a reading of their work on Thursday 19th June 2014, 7.30pm at Lancaster Library, Market Square. £2 including refreshements. All welcome.

Pennine Lancashire
Contact: Jo Harding (jo @ or 01200 444 242)

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Please contact your Stanza rep for details.

Contact: Elaine Booth (elaineboothleigh AT )

Meetings take place on the 4th Tuesday of every month, starting at 7pm and finishing at 9.00 pm. The venue is Little 15, 17 – 19 Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1LL, telephone number 01942 824607.

The agenda is:

1) Update (approx. 10 minutes) – members share news on poetry events, competitions, periodicals etc.

2) Discussion Item (approx. 25 minutes) – members will take it in turns to share a poem / idea / article / response

3) Writing Activity (approx. 25 minutes) – members will take it in turns to provide a stimulus item or activity to trigger writing. This may provide the opportunity for work to be developed to share at the following month’s meeting.

4) Sharing Work (approx. 60 minutes) – members will have the opportunity to read their work and receive feedback.

The agenda for meetings is very much a work in progress and members are encouraged to suggest ideas. What we take from the meetings will be in proportion to our contribution: if it ain’t working, it’s up to us to fix it!