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IT'S SAID THAT 1 PERSON IN EVERY 20,000 WRITES POETRY.
If this is the case then Alsager has more than its fair share of poets!
There's a lively poetry and spoken-word scene around the town and region. There are regular Poems & Pints sessions upstairs at The Lodge pub on Crewe Road. These combine music and poetry - whether people's own work or favorite poems by other writers and everyone is free to participate or simply listen. Admission is free but there's a voluntary charitable donation.
Next session: 8pm Thursday 25th April 2013
SUMMER FESTIVAL POETRY COMPETITION
CASH AND VOUCHER PRIZES : ENTRY DEADLINE10TH MAY 2013
We invite entries for our 2013 Poetry Competition. Winners will be announced by Roger McGough during a reading at St Mary’s Church, Crewe Road, Alsager at 7.30pm on Friday 28th June.
Prizes: Adult (18+) First prize £100, Second Prize £50, Third prize £25
Junior (14-18) First prize £30 book token, Second Prize £20 book token, Third Prize £10 book token
Prize-winners will be invited free of charge to the Roger McGough ‘As Far As I Know’ reading at St Mary’s, Alsager on Friday 28th June. If prize winners have purchased tickets for this event they will be reimbursed in full. Prizes will be handed out in person or forwarded by post in case of absence.
Adult entrants (18+) £3 for first poem and £2 for any additional poems submitted.
Junior entrants (14-18) £2 for first poem and £1 for any additional poems submitted.
Payment can be made by cash or cheque either over the counter at Alsager Library or by post to: