Hi—and welcome—good to see you here—you’ll find an eclectic mix of first and subsequent drafts of my work—I like to receive your feedback as my poetry and prose move towards the published (or not!) versions. My sincere thanks to all who ‘like’ and share their views about my posts.
If you are a writer and are interested in meeting others try out the events organised by the Worcestershire LitFest & Fringe. The SpeakEasy evenings are well worth a visit, they take place in Worcester on the second Thursday of each month, from page to stage: performance poetry and prose, see their Facebook page for more details, click this link. For those with darker (or ‘alternative genre’) preferences, try 42 Worcester nights, they run on the last Wednesday of the month, this Worcester gothic / horror / sci fi / fantasy group is often fascinatingly ghoulish, you’re sure of a friendly atmosphere and a good evening.
If you want to develop your writing, the friendly and well-established Worcestershire Writers’ Circle meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month.
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…and here’s my ‘official’ bio:
Polly Stretton writes for both page and performance, her work has been widely published in anthologies such as The Paragram Prize Anthology ‘Paradox’ (2016); she was happy to have been part of Croome Poets and to have poems featured in the Croome Soul to Sole project. Her first collection of poetry, Girl’s Got Rhythm was reprinted by Black Pear Press (2016) https://blackpear.net, who also published her series of poems in a pamphlet, Chatterton, about tragic 18th century poet Thomas Chatterton (2014).
Polly is the Chair of the Open University Poetry Society, a member of Worcester Writers’ Circle and the organiser of the alternative genre spoken word event 42Worcester. She was a Director of Worcestershire LitFest & Fringe for six years, and is known as a competition judge. Polly can occasionally be found on Facebook and posts at https://journalread.com and https://pollycroome.wordpress.com She is a member of the UK Society of Authors and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Polly Stretton © 2017
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