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Poetry in spotlight at Shropshire Libraries

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Celebrate National Poetry Day with Shropshire Libraries on Thursday 28 September 2017 and find out which poems inspired people throughout the UK.

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National Poetry Day

Simply post your favourite lines of poetry on @ShropLibraries using #nationalpoetryday, or visit your local library and pick up your very own Poetry on Loan Postcard, which features poems by eight regional poets. For more information about Poetry on Loan visit www.poetryonloan.org.uk.

Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for culture and leisure, said:

“The National Poetry Day is a perfect opportunity for everyone to enjoy and share poems that have impacted our lives and discover what’s new in your local library.”

Alastair Pack, branch manager of Market Drayton Library, said:

“Poetry, like our libraries, offer us a chance to escape, to unwind and become introspective, to put aside memes and try to better ourselves and find the things that make us tick. They bring out the best in us. Make a promise to yourself to visit a library and read a poem on National Poetry Day.”

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Poetry on Loan

For information about your local library and upcoming events visit shropshire.gov.uk/libraries.

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