Venue:
Manchester Central Library
Contact:
hello@thepoetryexchange.co.uk or John Prebble on 07854 426247.
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-poetry-exchange-at-manchester-central-library-tickets-54347969239
The Poetry Exchange at Manchester Central Library

PLEASE NOTE, WE ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED FOR OUR EXCHANGES OVER 21-22 FEBRUARY IN MANCHESTER. HOWEVER, PLEASE DO CONTACT US TO BE ADDED TO A WAITING LIST, IN CASE SPACES BECOME AVAILABLE, OR FOR OUR NEXT VISIT TO MANCHESTER! hello@thepoetryexchange.co.uk / 07854 46247

 

In association with The Manchester Writing School and Manchester UNESCO City of Literature 

 

The Poetry Exchange invites you...

 

Join us on Thursday 21 or Friday 22 February for a unique poetry experience – a chance to explore a poem that has been a friend to you, in conversation with The Poetry Exchange team. 

The conversation will take place in a quiet corner of the wonderful Manchester Central Library, over a cup of tea, with two members of The Poetry Exchange team, including Manchester writers Hafsah Bashir and the Writing School’s very own Sarah Butler. Together, we’ll explore your chosen poem and discover the ways in which it has been a friend to you… 

In exchange, you’ll receive a gift: a special recording of your chosen poem, inspired by your thoughts and feelings about it. 

(Please note: we invite you to explore a poem that you have read or encountered, rather than written, since it is the connection between a reader and the words of another that we are exploring through The Poetry Exchange).  

We're celebrating International Mother Languages Day (21 Feburary) over these two days in Manchester. You are welcome to bring along a poem written in any language, preferably with an accompanying English translation. We'll hold the conversation in English, but feel free to bring along a friend and family member if you'd like any help with translation, as part of our exchange.  

These conversations (lasting 45 minutes) take place on an individual basis at the following times: 

 

Thursday 21 February: 10:00; 11:15; 12:30; 14:30; 15.45; 17:00

Friday 22 February: 09:30; 10:45; 12:00; 13:30; 14;45; 16:00

 

Book your visit to The Poetry Exchange at Manchester Central Library here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-poetry-exchange-at-manchester-central-library-tickets-54347969239 

The Poetry Exchange is a free event. 

If you have any questions, please get in touch at hello@thepoetryexchange.co.uk or alternatively, you can call John Prebble on 07854 426247.

We hope to meet you and your poem as friend in Manchester soon!

www.thepoetryexchange.co.uk 

www.manchestercityofliterature.com