Derwent Valley Literary Festival in partnership with Steve Urwin are staging a Poetry Night in Consett on Tuesday 13th November. It begins at 7pm in
Consett Park Bowls Club with a £2.00 pay on the door entry fee. A bar and refreshments will be available.
Five local poets – their names are listed below – who you may have heard of before will read and perform their work so be prepared for an entertaining and enjoyable evening. After the success of the festival in the summer where local authors and poets presented and read from their novels and books, the organisers realised that there is a real local interest in the spoken word and performance poetry; consequently they coordinated this follow up event. Hopefully it will flourish and grow to become a regular feature of the Consett area.
Steve Urwin hosts and organises a ‘Poetry Jam’ in Waddington Street in Durham where on the first Thursday of each month he introduces three guest poets to perform their work. In addition the floor is open to anyone who has penned something they wish to share. So you may wish to give this a try as well if you feel you have a poem inside you. Steve also prepares and delivers creative writing workshops for those who desire to develop their writing skills.
Come along in November and meet Steve Urwin along with Jenni Pascoe, Lorraine Weightman, Harry Gallagher and Frederick Lewis. You will be pleasantly surprised!