Renegade Readers: report by Tim Diggles

Something I wrote from the blog of Renegade Writers which I attend most weeks.

Renegade Writers


The first meeting of Renegade Readers took place at Newcastle-under-Lyme Library on 30 October; the next one is on Thursday 27 November. I was pleasantly surprised that there were seven of us for our inaugural meeting, only two of us from Renegade Writers. I’d booked a small room so it felt full, which also helped with the readings as all could easily hear each other.

The reason I wanted this to happen followed attending the Kidsgrove Poetry Hour, which happens monthly at Kidsgrove Library. It’s a well-established group and, as the title suggests, is where we read poetry to each other, whether published or by ourselves. I could see the possibility of a mixed genre group, where we could read prose whether fiction or non-fiction, or poetry or drama. I didn’t want it to be a book group which can have a rather negative effect on reading as there is…

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