Pub + Poems = Fun

I went to an event of Jo Bell’s last night and it was brilliant.

This was the idea: go to the pub and write poems.
On plain beer mats.
And it worked so well.
Jo’s an excellent poet, and she’s lovely (I knew these things already) so I knew it would be good – and it really was. She had some fab exercises for us to do and managed to get people who were just there for a beer and a chat to get writing – with terrific results. Seriously, some great and hilarious poems were produced. I think we counted 40 poems by the end of the evening, which is pretty darned good in two hours.
What a great idea. She should do it more. And it was so nice for me to be on the other side of things for a change. I had a lot of fun.
(And I must place on record my jealousy for her having been to 826 Valencia Street.)
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And everything’s pretty much sorted and in place for Sunday’s book launch. Looking forward to it very much.
Right. Back to work.

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