Last autumn I went along to Kegworth Library for one of Leicestershire County Council’s Poetry Pathways events. It’s a good format – a visiting poet takes a group of you on a roughly one-hour stroll around the neighbourhood, stopping now and then to read poems (by anyone) that are in some way connected to the particular landscape. Then it’s back to the library for wine and (big selling point for me, this) cheese, before the poet reads some more poems, this time their own.
On that occasion it was the excellent Michael Tolkien, and now there’s a new season in full swing. Details of all are at the Literature East Midlands site, but I’ll certainly be getting along to hear Mark Goodwin at Kirby Muxloe Library. He’s a poet whose work I’ve often enjoyed in magazines, so it should be fun.