Writing on the Wall will present an evening of poetry and photography on the evening of the 14th May .

From 7pm to 9pm Blackburne House cafe Bar will play host to the evening, showcasing the work of the students from the Creative Writing & Digital Photography courses at Blackburne House.

Poems include ‘Macca in Poundland’ and ‘Delia in a Cafe’ – sure to raise a few laughs laughs on the night!

This is a free event, all are welcome. Blackburne House Cafe Bar will have the usual array of freshly cooked delicious dishes and a fully stocked bar.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Students from Blackburne House’s Creative Writing & Photography courses have worked together to create a beautiful collection of poetry & images which will be published this year to celebrate International Women’s Day & Blackburne House’s 30 years transforming women’s lives. The launch will take place on 14th May, Blackburne House Cafe Bar, as part of a Writing on The Wall event. 

Deborah Morgan, Creative Writing Tutor- Blackburne House, Author, Disappearing Home, says:

A Snapshot of Voices, is a book of poetry and photography that gives voice to our artists of the future. It is a book about love, relationships; things that make us laugh, above all, a book about people. We hope this book of wonderful writing helps you fall in love with poetry. It was a joy for the writing class, who collaborated, and chose, the fantastic photographs that are included in this book.

A Snapshot of Voices, challenges the idea that poetry is hard to understand, because the poets have written about ordinary events that many of us encounter in our lives, and made them extraordinary. Whether it’s unruly neighbours, a school day you dreaded as a child, jealousy, disability, or friendship, you’ll even find Delia at a disadvantage in a cafe, between these pages you will encounter a snapshot of experiences you can relate to.

Some poets have written about women who changed the face of history through courage, like Rosa Parks. As I read this book, one idea came through time and time again; people are the one thing in life that will always matter, and if they have courage and use it wisely, great changes occur. 

All welcome to attend the launch.

A Snapshot of Voices is available to purchase from Blackburne House for £7.99, please ask at reception.

Contact info@blackburnehouse.co.uk for information on the launch event  and how you can get involved with our Creative Writing and Digital Photography courses.

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