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The Poets' Place @ Central Library

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Please note the change of three dates below.

Organised by Birmingham Libraries and Apples & Snakes, Poets' Place is an informal gathering of poets that meets twice a month. The Poets’ Place is an opportunity to meet like‐minded people, give and solicit feedback on your poetry, or just sit back and write for a couple of hours without interruption. You can use the Poets’ Place to make new friends, discover new poets, share and have your work critiqued, make useful connections, set a writing schedule...

Whether you are a published poet, a slam champion, or someone who is just wondering whether poetry might be worth a try, stop by. There is no need to sign up or book a place: just show up with your poems or a blank notebook. There will be someone there to make you feel welcome and advise you on how to make the most of your time there. The Poets' Place can be whatever you as a poet decide to make of it.

Occasionally, Poets' Place will host performances, workshops, film showings and other events.

The Poets’ Place is at Birmingham Central Library an is located on the Lower Ground Floor (access via the Internet Centre).

For more information contact Bohdan Piasecki, West Midlands Coordinator, Apples & Snakes (bohdan@applesandsnakes.org) or Nikki Bi, Birmingham Reader Development Support Officer (nikki.bi@birmingham.gov.uk)

The Poets’ Place will be open on Saturday afternoons (2pm ‐ 4pm) starting January 2012.

Future meeting dates are: 28 Jan, 11 Feb, 25 Feb, 10 March, 24 March, 7 April, 21 April, 19 May, 2 June, 16 June, 30 June, 14 July, 28 July, 11 Aug, 25 Aug, 8 Sept, 22 Sept, 6 Oct, 27 Oct, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov and 15 Dec 2012 (all 2pm ‐ 4pm).


Due to a clash of other workshops, we have had to change some of the dates for the Poets' Place sessions.

Sat 27 Oct session was previously scheduled on Sat 20 Oct

Sat 10 Nov session was previously scheduled on Sat 3 Nov

Sat 24 Nov session was previously scheduled on Sat 1 Dec

The Poets' Place sessions are very informal. We hope poets use the time and space to share their work and meet like minded individuals.

To stay updated and be informed of future dates, join us on Facebook: facebook.com/placeforpoets