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World Book Day at Bright Books in Rochdale

Yesterday was World Book Day. I went along with a number of Write Out Loud poets to a Poetry Event held at Bright Books in Rochdale. It was a day long celebration of the written word and they sponsored a Write Out Loud - Open Mic - Poetry Session in the evening. The event was very well attended and a dozen or so Asian ladies came by coach with Kim Haygarth editor of Scribble Magazine to join us in reading their poetry. Paul Blackburn was Compere , he was on excellent form and set a very relaxed and entertaining tone for the evening. Anjum Malik was our guest poet she read some of her poetry in Urdu and then its translation in English. It was very interactive evening, we heard many interesting and entertaining poems. Learned how to give the traditional Pakistani response - Wah Wah - in appreciation of Anjum`s poems.. Gerry O`Gorman entertained us with some great original songs accompanied by his guitar and mandolin. I certainly enjoyed myself and I am sure everyone else did. Thank you to Ken Park and his staff at Bright Books for providing a very comprehensive buffet supper and sponsoring Write Out Loud in Middleton. Thank you to the WOL Poets that ventured forth to Shaw in Rochdale.

Fri, 7 Mar 2008 04:10 pm
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It was a very enjoyable day. There was lots of laughs as well as touching poetry. I'd like to thank all whom made the day possible, it was well recieved and a friend of mine Ann Ingram did her first ever reading, she was very brave. And now she has no excuse not to get up when we go to the write out loud night in middleton. Well done Ann!!
Fri, 7 Mar 2008 06:26 pm
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where is bright books?
Fri, 7 Mar 2008 07:46 pm
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BrightBooks is on Shawclough Road near Healey Dell Nature Reserve in Rochdale,Steve.
Fri, 7 Mar 2008 08:29 pm
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Hi Val,

thanks for that : )

will have a mosy on up there in the near future

Fri, 7 Mar 2008 08:51 pm
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It was a fantasic night indeed! Always brilliant to see new talent coming through and performing for the first time. :)
Sat, 8 Mar 2008 03:51 pm
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The first of the photos from this event are now up in galleries
Wed, 12 Mar 2008 10:27 am
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