LUTON POETRY SOCIETY - "Bringing Poetry To Life"

Founder - Mary Emeji (Luton Poet Laureate)

PAST EVENTS - July to December 2011

 

SATURDAY 30TH JULY 2011

Luton Central Library (Conference Room), Time: 2.00pm

 

ROYAL WEDDING POETRY READING

A special Poetry Reading to launch the book 'ROYAL LUMINOSITY' written by two of our poets; Mary Emeji and Alan Rainer, for the royal wedding the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (29/04/11). Luton Poetry Society was introduced at this event, and a few members signed-up.

Attendance: 14

Performing Poets: 2

Mary Emeji, and Alan Rainer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST 2011

Luton Central Library (Empress Cafe), Time: 2.00pm

 

The first official meeting of the Society.

Welcome/ Introductory speech by Mary Emeji (founder). Poetry Readings by 8 talented poets, and our guest author Mike French read extracts from his novel. General discussions on the society and members getting to know each other. Light refreshments.

Attendance: 20

Performing Poets: 8

Alan Rainer, Isabel Casey, Mary Emeji, Patricia J. Morris, Chris Georgiou, Theresa Rhodes, Khadijat Tandoh, John White, and Mike French (Guest Author).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2011

Luton Central Library (Conference Room), Time: 2.00pm

 

Monthly Meeting:

A rehearsal for our upcoming poetry festival in October. Poetry readings by nine poets on various themes including; love, places, beauty, silent reflections and spiritual inspirations. General discussions on the society. Light refreshments.

Attendance: 14

Performing Poets: 9

Myrna Loy, Alan Rainer, Mary Emeji, J.S. Watts, Patricia J. Morris, Clive Reswell, Isabel Casey, Chris Georgiou, Khadijat Tandoh, and William Shakespeare (performed by Mary Emeji)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2011

Luton Central Library (First Floor), Time: 6.00pm

 

LUTON POETRY FESTIVAL 2011

 

Poetry Festival to celebrate the Black History Month of October. Welcome by Neil Rowland. Introductory speech by Mary Emeji (Founder). Poetry Readings by 15 poets. Guitar music and poetry performance by Elizabeth Haruna, and a special music and dance performance by musician Israel Onoriode (who came all the way from Wokingham). Light refreshments at the Empress Cafe.

Attendance: 27

Performing Poets/ Artists: 16

Myrna Loy, Alan Rainer, Patricia J. Morris, Chris Georgiou, Mary Emeji, Isabel Casey, Tony Fernandez, J.S. Watts, Clive Reswell, Helen Davies, Ngozi Fakeye, Theresa Rhodes, Tonny Sammy, John White, Elizabeth Haruna (poetry and music), Israel Onoriode (musician), and William Shakespeare (performed by Mary Emeji).

 

(ALL PERFORMING POETS, apart from two who had left)

 

 (The Audience, wowed by our youngest poet Tonny Sammy)

  

 (Mary Emeji, Neil Rowland and the poets/ artists who came all the way from Wokingham)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 2011

Luton Central Library (Conference Room), Time: 2.00pm

 

Monthly Meeting:

Poetry Readings. Discussions. Planning of our upcoming Christmas party. Light refreshments.

Attendance:14

Performing Poets: 7

Mary Emeji, Patricia J. Morris, Isabel Casey, Neil Rowland, Theresa Rhodes, J.S Watts, Tonny Sammy, and William Shakespeare (performed by Mary Emeji).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER 2011

Luton Central Library (First Floor), Time: 3.00pm

 

CHRISTMAS POETRY PARTY!!!

Poetry readings of Christmas poems by our poets. Christmas carols sung by Our Lady, Help Of Christians Church choir. Cutting of the Christmas cake. A very merry celebration of the most celebrated season of the year!! Please view our Christmas poems on the 'Member Poems' page of our website.

Attendance: 26

Performing Poets: 9

Alan Rainer, Mary Emeji, Neil Rowland, Edewede Oriwoh, Isabel Casey, Theresa Rhodes, Elizabeth Haruna, Tonny Sammy, and John White (who also performed one of Mary's published poems).

 

 

 

 


 

Merry Christmas 2011!!!