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Shropshire Group: Deborah Alma in conversation

1 March @ 18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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Join the Shropshire Group on Tuesday 1 March from 6pm for an online discussion with poet Deborah Alma. Join us for an insightful conversation about the healing and restorative effects of poetry and find out more about the Poetry Pharmacy in Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire. 

About Deborah Alma
Deborah Alma is a UK poet, editor and teacher. She has worked using poetry with people with dementia, in hospice care, with vulnerable women’s groups and with children in schools. From 2012, she was the Emergency Poet offering poetry on prescription from her vintage ambulance. She co-founded the world’s first walk-in Poetry Pharmacy in Shropshire with her partner the poet James Sheard in 2019.

A mix of the therapeutic and the theatrical, Deborah offers consultations inside the Poetry Pharmacy and prescribes poems as cures as well as dispensing poemcetamols and other poetic pills and treatments.

She is editor of The Emergency Poet: An Anti-Stress Poetry Anthology, #MeToo: Rallying against sexual assault and harassment – a women’s poetry anthology, Ten Poems of Happiness and co-edited with Dr Katie Amiel These Are the Hands – Poems from the Heart of the NHS. Her first full collection Dirty Laundry is published by Nine Arches Press.

All members welcome from the surrounding area!

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1 March
18:00 - 19:00 GMT
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