Border Poets is a group of writers, who live in the area near the Welsh border. At present, we have members who live, for example, in Tenbury, Leominster, Ludlow and Bishop’s Castle. We meet roughly six times a year, from 10.30 – 4.30, usually on a Sunday. Sometimes we gather at The Hurst Arvon centre, near Clun, but we often travel to visit different parts of the region.
In 2012 we had a good and varied year, which went like this:
January Planning the programme
Watching Buster Keaton’s film Young Sherlock
March Watching the Korean Film Poetry
April A reading at Wenlock Poetry Festival, promtoing our collection Sheep,
Smoke, Stone, and also featuring Miriam Obrey’s sequence Voices from under
the Eaves of Kilpeck church.
May a reading at Discoed church
a visit to Brampton Bryan
July a walk around Much Wenlock quarries, with local experts
September a visit to the Regal cinema at Tenbury Wells
November a session at the Hurst with the Life, Land and Livelihood project.