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National Poetry Day - Thursday 5 October 2023

national poetry day 2023

Open Mic in the Afternoon
Drop by and read a poem or just come and listen
Shetland Library
Thursday 5 October, 4 pm - 5 pm
Free, all welcome

The theme of National Poetry Day this year is Refuge - why not take refuge in the library?

Come early - browse our poetry books (including Shetland poetry).

You can read a favourite poem to a small audience.

Poetry is good for you!

66.5% of children and young people agreed that writing poetry made them feel better during lockdown.

The National Literacy Trust 2020