Saturday 7th March 2015
Today’s meeting sizzled, crackled, fizzed and banged. There were 21 of us. We had to get in extra chairs. We had the pleasure of two new members as well as Chloe Lund from Birmingham Opera Company and Roy McFarlene, 2010-2011 Birmingham Poet Laureate.
After the housekeeping Chloe gave us a bit more information about the possible collaboration with Birmingham Opera Company for the production of The Ice Break 3rd – 9th April 2015. She invited as many of us as were interested to a workshop with the assistant producer on Tuesday night.
We were then treated to a delightful array of poetry, spoken word and even song. The room bubbled with the energy of writers sharing and appreciating each other’s work. We were even treated to a reading by Sue Brown, our figurehead, who has not shared work for some time. It was worth the wait! Please don’t leave it so long again Sue.
Weeks like this makes me pleased to be a writer and proud to be a member of Writers Without Borders.