Wakefield’s Black Horse Poets are running a project in September which may interest Wakefield readers.
They are producing two exciting free events – both at Wakefield Cathedral – in co-operation with Wakefield Lit Fest.
Wakefield Writes! is the pre-festival event in which members of the public will be invited to come to the Cathedral and take inspiration from this beautiful and historic building to write a poem about life in Wakefield, with a view to publication.
For the first part of the evening, the Cathedral’s Learning Manager will talk about the Cathedral, emphasising its relevance to Wakefield’s wider, inclusive present-day culture. For the second half, The Black Horse Poets will oversee a workshop in which members of the public can write poems about life in Wakefield.
But nobody is forced to write a poem. A lot of people may well enjoy coming along just to listen.
The intention is to publish the poems on the BHP website and in a paperback book which will then be given away free to participants.
The second free public event, also at the Cathedral, is Wakefield Hears! a night of poetry and music, at which the writers of the poems will be able to perform them in front of an audience. The Black Horse Poets will also be there in full voice. As will virtuoso violinist William Harrison, grandson of former Wakefield MP Walter Harrison.
Wakefield Writes! is on Friday 4 September, 7pm to 9pm, Wakefield Cathedral
Wakefield Hears! is on Friday 25 September, 7.30 pm to 9pm, Wakefield Cathedral.
Both are free. No booking required.
For more info, go to http://blackhorsepoets.weebly.com/news.html