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Feel Good Fridays – Positive Poetry Party

5 February @ 12:00 - 12:45 GMT

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Poet Rachel Long hosts a Positive Poetry Party on the theme love and kindness. Read your poetry aloud and listen to work from other SoA members. Connect with other poets and writers in a safe, fun and supportive environment.

Hosted in conjunction with our Poetry and Spoken Word Group.

This event is for SoA members only. If you are a member and would like to read your poem, email Nadia Bonini with ‘Positive Poetry Party – Reading’ in the subject header.


  • 2 minutes – Short intro from Nadia Bonini, SoA Membership Manager and Secretary of the Poetry and Spoken Word Group (PSWG)
  • 5 minutes – Welcome and poetry reading from host Rachel Long
  • 25 minutes – Poetry readings (other readers will be confirmed before the day):

    Anita Pati will read Janis Joplin Robs My Drink;
    Heidi Williamson will read It’s The Wild Rain;
    Reshma Ruia
    will read This could only be Lennon’s doing;
    Kathryn Bevis
    will read Anagrams of Happiness;
    Michael Thomas
    will read Angle shades in winter;
    Ingrid J Collins
    will read a sonnet from Eternal Sparrow: Poetry for love, laughter and life;
    Kathleen Jones
    will read Remember to be Kind;
    Ellora Sutton
    will read New Year’s Day;
    Briony Bax
    will read For Liam;
    Simon Lamb
    will read Life is a Campfire;
    Derek Barretto
    will read Ode 1 Fy Nghariad;
    Steph Morris
    will read You;
    Veronica Zundel
    will read Kiss;
    Kavita A. Jindal
    will read Rose Quartz is a Stone of Heart;
    Katrina Naomi
    will read Ghazal for Tim;
    Wendy Blumfield
    will read The Little Violinist;
    Timothy Adès
    will read Angels;
    Carole Bromley
    will read In Another Life;
    Julie Callan
    will read Iceland;
    Alison Chisholm
    will read Snapshots of Mum;
    Simon Maddrell
    will read From Nigel for Nigel;
    Olusola Sophia Anyanwu will read Shaped – eight Drums;
    Lois Williams will read At the town centre pond.

  • 15 minutes – Spoken word and chat
  • 2 minutes – Rachel Long will close the session with a few words

Feel Good Friday events will be left open for 15 minutes at the end of each session.

Your host

Rachel Long – poet

Rachel Long’s debut collection, My Darling from the Lions (Picador) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2020, and the Costa Book Award 2020. She is the founder of Octavia Poetry Collective.

Twitter: @rachelnalong


SoA Members only. Book your place using the registration form below.

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5 February
12:00 - 12:45 GMT
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