WOLVERHAMPTON POET LAUREATE, EMMA PURSHOUSE, PERFORMS AT WWB OCTOBER MEETING.
It was yet another fulfilling session at Writers Without Borders’ monthly meeting as members were on Saturday October 5th 2019 treated to an afternoon of fun, entertainment and enlightenment by guest writer and new poet laureate for the city of Wolverhampton, Emma Purshouse.
Upon completion of the ‘business end’ of the month’s well-attended meeting, Emma took the stage and performed to the delight of WWB members, a number of her poems often providing the background to the works performed.She also shared some valuable tips based on her own experiences-ideas which would help not just in churning out wonderful performances but also in becoming great writers. At the end of it all, during a mini Q & A session, Emma took questions from WWB members on wide-ranging issues related to performances, slams (being a past poetry slam champion herself!) as well as writing in general.
Emma who is a Black Country based freelance writer and poet regularly performs across the United Kingdom. Her children’s collection, ‘I Once Knew A Poet Who Wore A Hat’ won the poetry section of the Rubery Book Award in 2016 while her latest poetry collection entitled ‘Close’ was published in October 2018.
Written by Femi Abidogun