Poetry of Resistance night Wednesday 3 May 2017

Once again there is another evening of poetry next Wednesday 3rd May at 7:00 at Offside Books, 92 Willesden Lane.

The organiser Brian Lee tells us

The theme for the first part of the evening is Poetry of Resistance. This does not necessarily mean political resistance, it also means the poetry that helps you to stay strong, to connect with your inner strength in order to get through difficult times. So please bring poems on this theme that you would like to share.
Then the rest of the evening will be open for your own poetry  Or just come and listen. We need listeners too!

As before, the charge for entrance will be £3. Tea or coffee will be served.

Feedback from Brian Lee (next poetry night Wednesday 7 June)

Hi Folks,

First of all, my thanks to all of you who came to the Poetry of Many Worlds
group last night and for making the evening so special. Thank you to those
who read and also to those who listened.

As promised, here is a list of some the poems that were read:

Carrion Comfort by Gerard Manley Hopkins
After a War by Chinua Achebe
Ithaca by Constantine Cavafy
from Mental Fight by Ben Okri
the lyrics of Hand in Love by Morrissey
And still I rise by Maya Angelou
A letter to my wife by Nazim Hikmet
Easter 1916 by WB Yeats
from War all the Time by Charles Bukowski
The Basic Con by Lew Welch
Mushrooms by Sylvia Plath
Forced March by Miklos Radnoti
Identity Card by Mahmoud Darwish

The next evening will be at Offside Books on Wednesday June 7th at 7pm.
The theme for the first half of the evening will be Love ... and Lust.

Have a good month and see you then.

Best regards


Film Screening: Trieste 19 April

Tereza Stehlikova has generously agreed to screen her short film Trieste (made in collaboration with the writer Deborah Levy) at Offside Books on Wednesday 19 April, 2017.

The film blends the different personal histories of Trieste’s inhabitants, giving voice to various migrant communities (Jews, Greeks, Serbians)  that have made their home here, whilst adding elements of their own religion and customs.
Illuminating these anecdotes are excerpts from Levy’s short story, Swallowing Geography, that reflect on the “nature of belonging and displacement, permanence and ephemerality, and the meaning of home.”

For more indepth background to the film read here

The screening will be followed by a discussion and refreshments!

All welcome – Fee: £6 (includes wine and nibbles). Please ask in advance if wishing to attend as space is limited.