I'm continuing to enjoy my week as Poet Laureate of the Forest Cafe Free Shop. Yesterday I spent some time in the cafe making a dinosaur themed collage to illustrate a poem and worked on a story about two rabbits who explore the free shop.
I had planned to read some poetry and a short story at the Open Mic last night and as the MC didn't turn up then I found myself taking on that role as well. We had some guitar music and singing from a guy called Ben and some beautiful haiku from Robert Alcock, who sells tiny pamphlets of his haiku but doesn't seem to have a web presence.
I was back in the cafe for a while today. I've managed to claim one of the tables nearest to the Free Shop as my own
You can read more about this project here, here and here.
It's a great thing to be able to do!
Sounds great. If I lived north of Newcastle I'd come along. Hope it all goes well!
Sounds like it is a busy fun time there - your workspace at the Forest cafe looks lovely.
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