Merseyside Poets Read for Peace
Merseyside poets, singers and musicians have come together to perform a gig for Peace at the Williamson Art Gallery in Birkenhead.
Organised by Wirral poets Michelle Wright and Barry Woods, the event highlighted current conflicts around the world and featured work from their new community anthology ‘Poets for Peace’, which is available to read for free on Facebook.
‘We are united through the arts and peace is a subject close to all of our hearts. It is much needed right now,’ says Michelle.
‘We have some fabulous submissions from poets of all experience levels; our anthology opens with a poem by famous Mersey Poet Brian Patten, who wrote a piece especially for the project.’
‘It was moving to see such a great turn out for the first event at the Williamson Gallery. Thanks to everybody who contributed.’
This is the first of a handful of peace events by the group this year. The next event will be at Palm House, Liverpool on September 20th. Details are on the Facebook page for Poets for Peace.