National Poetry Day helps Wellbeing

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust is once again welcoming people from across the community to take part in its National Poetry Day celebrations, working with our creative partners and The Life Rooms to promote wellbeing.

The Life Rooms at Walton and Southport open their doors on 4 October when

Mersey Care’s poet-in-residence Pauline Rowe (left) and award winning artist and Merseyside poet Maria Isakova Bennett (right) will be hosting sessions.

The National Poetry Day theme is “change” and visitors are welcome to read their own works or just drop in to listen to a range of poets, writing groups and published authors.

At The Life Rooms Walton, in Evered Avenue, Liverpool L9 2AF (from 11am to 4pm) there will be an opportinty for guests to take part in open recitals of their own works. Pauline Rowe, colleagues from North End Writers Group, young laureates, patients’ groups, members of The Liver Bars, and other published poets will be reading.

While at The Life Rooms Southport, Scarisbrick Avenue, PR8 1NW (11am to 1pm), a free workshop will examine the concept of change and participants will have a chance to share their creative writing, led by Maria Isakova Bennett.

If you would like to attend or read at The Life Rooms Walton event book a place with Pauline by phoning 07875 434 292; or to book at The Life Rooms Southport workshop contact 01704 383198. Reading and writing poetry courses will be starting at both venues later this month.

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