"From Copper Chare to Castle Square" with local poet Jan Clarke

North East
Event date/time
21 April, 2:00pm
Event location
Northumberland Library Service


Come and hear local Poet, Jan Clarke talk about her poetry book “From Copper Chare to Castle Square”, as part of week long World Book Night celebrations.

Proceeds from book sales are going to children’s cancer charity Henry Dancer Days.

Jan is a mother of two and a grandmother of three, an early years practitioner and an amateur poet. The daughter of school teachers who were themselves passionate about the written and the spoken word, Jan was encouraged in written and expressive writing from an early age. She therefore wrote poetry as a child and then started to experiment with words when her own children were older, about 15 years ago.

Jan is joint founder of Morpeth Poetry Group and has led and contributed to a number of community events, and has used her poetry as a social commentary on topics as diverse as the Morpeth 2008 Flood, Brexit, and Poverty in Northumberland in the 1930’s. Jan specialises in Performance Poetry and has made a regular contribution to the English Heritage Days, Historical Tours of Morpeth in costume.

During the pandemic she has used social media to reach out to people through videos of her reciting poetry and monologues, and her humour and tongue in cheek approach have been much appreciated.
Jan will talk about what inspires her and also about the writing process. She will illustrate her talk by reading poems, including poems from her book.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Please register for your free place. Instructions to join Zoom for this event will be sent out beforehand.

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