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New Poetry Hub Launch

  • Kingston Library
  • 16 Jul, 2024
  • 11am - 1pm

Come and enjoy the launch of the new Poetry Hub at Kingston Library, an inspiring community initiative aimed at fostering a love for poetry and providing a creative outlet for residents. The launch event will take place on Tuesday, July 16th, from 11am to 1pm, and will feature an official visit from the Deputy Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Elizabeth Park, who will deliver a speech on the importance of community and the rising popularity of poetry over the past decade.

Councillor Park’s speech will highlight the essential role community activities like the Poetry Hub play in bringing people together and nurturing local talent. The Deputy Mayor’s presence underscores the borough’s commitment to supporting the arts and fostering community spirit. The Poetry Hub is designed to be a welcoming space where individuals can gather every Tuesday morning from 11am to 1pm to participate in various poetry-related activities. These sessions will include writing challenges, book club-style discussions, feedback on participants’ poems, and opportunities for communal reflection and inspiration. The goal is to create a vibrant, supportive community of poets and poetry enthusiasts who can share their passion for the written word.

The Poetry Hub is an initiative of the Surrey Poet Laureateship, a county-wide non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting poetry and supporting local poets. The Laureateship aims to capture the stories of Surrey’s history, landscapes, and residents through the power of poetry. Additionally, the organisation’s extensive outreach programme includes activities in schools, care homes, and prisons, highlighting the therapeutic benefits of poetry and its ability to foster connection and expression.