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Word is on the streets at library poetry group

by Steve Beasant on 20 August, 2011

RESIDENTS from Grimsby’s Nunsthorpe estate have thrown themselves into a popular poetry group at their local library, after initially being inspired by the estate’s street names.

The group was set up in 2007 after an exhibition on local poet Tom Wintringham was held at the Fishing Heritage Centre. Staff from Nunsthorpe Library spoke …. to members of the local community to see if they knew about the poetic origin of many of their street names, including: Shelley Avenue, Byron Grove and Milton Road. This spurred interest in poetry and it was discovered that several popular, published poets live locally.

The group meets on the third Saturday of every month at 1pm.

Phyll Smith, library assistant, said: “The group is fantastic. People from all walks of life attend and published, award-winning poets sit side-by-side with beginners to read and discuss poetry. It is a really friendly group and is very beneficial to people who are just starting out with their writing or who would like to publish their work, as it gives them the opportunity to get feedback and interact with other creative people.”

For more information, call the library on (01472) 323636.

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