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New school year

By Alan Barrett, Sep 11 2013 01:15AM

.... and here we go again!


It's been quite an exciting Summer overall. As well as tending my allotment, I've been out and about all over the North Midlands at various festivals, telling stories, running poetry workshops, reciting, and running simple art projects for children - although it's very noticeable that many parents like to "help".


This Saturday (14/09) sees me compèring an open mic poetry session with 14 local poets at the CoRE project here in Stoke-on-Trent. Whilst this is an unpaid gig, the benefits far outweigh the lack of income.


It's wonderful to be invited for a start!


Added to that, I get to meet a couple of old friends and several new faces I've not seen or heard before. We are sharing our words with whoever wishes to listen and being inspired by the city's characters of yesteryear. I'm not certain yet who my poem will be focussed upon, but as I'm a staunch Stoke City fan, I strongly suspect it might be the Wizard of Dribble.


I'm looking forward to the new school year, the new season and of course, working with you all.


Take care and God bless -


Alan.

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