Today is the birthday of the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Here is some information from the National Library of Scotland about him:
And if you fancy a go at making haggis and other Burns Night cuisine:
Today is National Poetry Day and this year’s theme is GAMES. There are lots of national and regional events taking place and you can find out what going on in your area by visiting this website.
In Portsmouth, the Portsmouth Poetry Society will be giving readings at Southsea Library. The event is free, check with venue for times.
about a new collection of poems about our home city.
As wells as The News printing some, you can hear some here:http://www.expressfm.com/ (search for ‘poems’).
Whip out the Haggis, prepare your tatties and neeps and raise a glass of whisky to Robert Burns for tonight is Burns night. Tonight Scotland (and the rest of the world) celebrates the life and works of their national poet.
You can find out more about Robert Burns here
and what you need for an essential Burns Night supper here
This website will find you words that rhyme,
with other words and save you time.
If poetry you long to write,
Then try this site….
Ok, not very good but hopefully you get the idea!
Lest we forget… http://tinyurl.com/ylklc9w
Full details of the Royal British Legion’s Remembrance Sunday Service can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/yl7lbvo
At TOTD we thought it would be nice to give a special mention to Harry Patch, the last soldier of the First World War http://www.warpoetry.co.uk/Harry.Patch.html
and if you would like to read some of the poignant poetry that arose from the First and Second World Wars, and from the war in Afghanistan, please see the links below.
The Itinerant Poetry Librarian (Sara Wingate Gray) operates a “non-static, special collections public library. For free, for everyone, and for everywhere, or at least, everywhere we can get to.”
Check it out here:
Or read an article about it on pages 14-15 of Panlibus, Autumn 2009 where the mobile library makes the cover. Available for free at:
Today is National Poetry Day. You can celebrate this occasion by generating your own Vogon poem.
For those not familiar with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Vogons are an extremely ugly alien race from the planet Vogsphere and are notorious for their appalling poetry.
Havant Literary Festival kicks off today with all kinds of events that will appeal to novelists, poets, people who enjoy reading, films and theatrte:
The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that there is an event about blogging run by Creative Industries Business Advice and Services. CIBAS an initiative from the University of Portsmouth that provides services for artists and other creative professionals: