Budding writers in big Summerlee showcase
A poets’ corner event will be taking place at Summerlee next month – and will give Monklands writers the chance to have their work published in the Advertiser.
Led by Airdrie poets Iain Johnston and Janette Horn, it will see participants sharing their work in a series of readings; and those who wish can also submit their poems for publication.
The event takes place at the Coatbridge attraction on Saturday, March 24, from 1pm to 3pm, and organisers are hoping that as many writers and museum visitors as possible will take part.
Craigneuk resident Janette told the Advertiser: “It’s taking place in an open space at Summerlee – although in a quieter corner away from the machines! – as we didn’t want to be shut away in a room, but want people to see and hear poetry.
“Our aim is for everyone to be aware of what’s happening, for them to share work or just come along to listen.
“We already have 10 people taking part and hope there will be quite a few more by the time of the event. Summerlee have been fantastic and it’s a great venue.
“I’ve been amazed by how many people are interested in writing poetry, rather than novels or stories; and for so many, they’d just love to see their writing in print and to have just one poem being published, so this is a great opportunity.
“We’re hoping to make it a monthly event where Monklands poets can meet and read out their work, and if it’s a success, we’d also like to think about having a children’s corner too as they love writing poems and are very good at expressing themselves.”
Anyone who would like to see their original poetry published in the Advertiser can email news@ airdrieandcoatbridgeadvertiser. co.uk.
Team Iain Johnston and Janette Horn have previously worked together on creative writing projects