Poets gather to share their work

Thursday, 8th March 2018

A DOZEN poets gathered at a historic Tamworth building to share their work with an audience of local literary enthusiasts.

The poets came together to share their work with an audience of over thirty people at Bolehall Manor on Amington Road, Bolehall, so that poetry and the spoken word could be celebrated.

The evening which was organised by Tamworth Litfest was compared by Mal Dewirst who had also previously held a workshop at Tamworth Community Fire Station to help those who didn’t have experience reading their work to learn from his experience.

Speaking to Tamworth Informed, Tina Williams from Tamworth LitFest said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Mal Dewhirst for his encouragement and support in organising the event. Also a special thank you to members of Solihull Writers who travelled to Tamworth on such a cold and wet evening to read on the night.”

Tamworth Literary Festival

Founded in 2015, Tamworth Literary Festival is committed to promoting the written word in all its many forms through a series of literary-inspired events throughout the year, including an annual writing competition with cash prizes.

You can find out more about Tamworth Litfest at tamlitfest.wordpress.com

Bolehall Manor

Bolehall Manor was previously the home of the renowned Egyptologist Rev. MacGregor, the vicar of St. Editha’s. He came to Tamworth in 1878 and became one of the town’s great benefactors.