Midlands arts organisation Scriptstuff launches pandemic anthology

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Midlands-based arts organisation Scriptstuff Entertainment has published an anthology of poetry written in response to the lockdown and the spread of Covid-19. Formatted to resemble a classic open mic night, the book includes contributions from 45 Midlands poets, who have written about the impact of the pandemic on their lives, families, health and future.

Project director and Scriptstuff Poetry founder Mike Took said: “Our live Scriptstuff Poetry events are always about community and connections, so I wanted to do something that brought people together in a more tangible and lasting way than can be achieved with Zoom.”

Scriptstuff Poetry has been running several regular and one-off poetry events across the Midlands for a number of years. Proceeds from the sale of the 98-page anthology will support the rising costs of Scriptstuff’s activities, including poetry outreach initiatives into new communities and keeping the Leamington poetry festival free for everyone to attend. You can order a copy of the anthology here

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Greg Freeman

Tue 2nd Jun 2020 13:40

Thanks for letting us know about this ... and in return we invite the poets in the anthology to enter our Beyond the Storm poetry competition, raising money for the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Urgent Appeal https://www.writeoutloud.net/competitions/beyondthestorm

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