National Poetry Day

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Celebrate National Poetry Day - Made in Derbyshire

Thursday 8 October 2015 is National Poetry Day (opens in a new window) which we are celebrating this month with Made in Derbyshire (opens in a new window) poetry events and displays of books in our libraries.

National Poetry Day started 21 years ago with the aim of encouraging us to read poetry,listen to poems being read or writing poetry ourselves. This year's theme is Light. Derbyshire Poet Laureate Helen Mort's latest collection 'Made in Derbyshire; Laureate Poems' has just been published and will be available to borrow in Derbyshire Libraries.

You can meet Helen at Clowne Library on Monday 5 October 2015 or hear her reading with previous Derbyshire poets laureate Matt Black, River Wolton and Cathy Grindrod at Buxton Library on Wednesday 21 October 2015.

Wingerworth Library is hosting a Poetry Cafe on Monday 5 October 2015 while poet and songwriter Sally Goldsmith will be making music and poetry at Staveley Library on Tuesday 20 October 2015. For details and times of all events, please contact the relevant library or go to our library events page.

And don't forget you can pick up a poetry book any time of the year at one of our libraries - a poem is not just for October.

If you are not a member of Derbyshire Libraries you can join online today.

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