A merry, poetic, peaceful Christmas to all

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A merry, peaceful, poetic Christmas to our thousands of users, from the Write Out Loud team. It has been a bumper year in terms of participation, quality of work uploaded, events on the gig guide, poet profiles; all in support of the great open-mic poetry movement that we expect to continue to grow into 2012. In an era of interesting political movements – Arab Spring, the ‘occupy’ protests, stirrings in Russia – it is not pretentious to consider the open-mic poetry movement a part of that, providing as it does a platform for thousands of people to share their own words with like-minded others in hundreds of venues across the country, and elsewhere in the world, and online.

Keep writing, keep sharing. Tonight, when this pub closes, the revolution starts, as Alex Glasgow wrote and sang.

Please do take care to check with organisers for gigs listed around Christmas as we do not always get the correct information and cannot accept responsibility for your wasted journey.

Enjoy!

Julian

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Comments

Jeff Dawson

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Mon 26th Dec 2011 09:55

On behalf of everyone in the WriteOutLoud world of Bolton (another memeorable birth!), I would like to wish all WOL readers, poets & those who keep WOL going a happy Christmas and all the best for 2012! Jeff

ps If you're in the area, Bolton WOL resumes on 15 Jan at 7.30 - The Wellington Bolton with Guest poet Gemma Lees, then sunday after at Ring O Bells in Middleton where I am the guest!

Harry O'Neill

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Sun 25th Dec 2011 11:30



Just hours back from where it all happened at Bethlehem.

So a very happy Christmas and appreciation for all your company at W.O.L.

Harry O

Patricia &Stefan wilde

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Sat 24th Dec 2011 19:56

Cheers Julian and Co.

The very best to you all
and many thanks for all the hard work
and amazing poetry.

lotsa love.

Patricia and Stef.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Winston (Admin)

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Sat 24th Dec 2011 14:30

Yes, Let me join in in wishing everyone a happy solstice. Whether you are a gig poster, a blog poster, a comment leaver or just a reader of all the amazing things on our pages. Winston x

Graham Sherwood

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Sat 24th Dec 2011 14:11

Merry Creative Christmas to everyone on WOL wishing you all many clever words for 2012.

Best Wishes!

Graham

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