Based on feedback within the Thanet Creative: Writers’ Facebook group, we are looking at establishing a regular event just for poets of all skill levels.
The Poetry Circle will be for absolute beginners up to and including professional poets. The idea is that we can each support and encourage each other sharing what we know.
So far, we have held a few meetings which have been extremely well received. At the first event (originally a one off), it was requested that we hold more at a rate of one a month.
This event which will be announced soon is to be hosted by a local artist John Wooster-Brown. The event will probably be on a Wednesday afternoon.
Hosted by Matthew Brown at his home in Margate, this is a weekly gathering of writers. It grew out of a creative solution to delays to another event and has since become a staple of our community.
There is usually no agenda and the topic of conversation is whatever the people want to talk about. Most weeks we exchange work to read and give feedback on.
As many of our writers are more comfortable with this format, we bring multiple copies of our work which those that wish to read to themselves, write comments on if they wish and usually give some verbal feedback too.
Some writers like to focus on proofreading while others will address issues such as character or pace. The areas of feedback you will get varies from one reader to another but it is almost always very constructive and encouraging.
For more information about feedback and critique events check out the guide posted to our Facebook group.
This event is currently on hiatus so Matthew can catch up on writing while he also ties to decorate his home. Feel free to offer to lend him a hand with the DIY.