Broadland District Council hosts poetry workshop as part of WW1 centenary commemorations

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Published: Tuesday, 6th November 2018

Broadland District Council is offering residents the opportunity to take part in a free poetry workshop inspired by literature from the First World War.

The workshop, facilitated by local Norfolk poet, Sue Burge, is part of Broadland Remembers - a week-long event to mark the centenary of World War One.

You don't need any experience to join in, there will be plenty of examples of poetry and Sue will use of the materials in the exhibition to help inspire the new reflective pieces of writing.

Sue Burge, says:

"I'm delighted to host this special poetry workshop as part of Broadland Remembers. Poetry was an important aspect of the First World War, particularly in preserving the memories of battling the front line as well as those holding the fort back home. The legacy of those pieces of writing remains very strong and my workshop will pay tribute to them as well as inspiring new writing and reflective pieces as part of this landmark anniversary."

Cllr Judy Leggett, Chairman of Broadland District Council, says:

“We are proud to offer this workshop to residents of Broadland as part of Broadland Remembers. The poetry produced during the First World War has provided a lasting legacy in Broadland and beyond and we are pleased to pay tribute to that."

The workshop will take place at 10.30am - midday on Thursday 15th November at Whitwell and Reepham Railway and pre-booking is advised.

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