People in the Teesside area may like to know that November will feature numerous events as part of WorldJam 2011.
'Throughout November 2011, Middlesbrough Libraries & Information Services will be delivering a series of events, entitled WorldJam. There will be a variety of events and activities including poetry, creative writing, knitting, Christmas crafts, music, a publishing workshop and a variety of holistic health and wellbeing events.'
Among the highlights is an afternoon event called 'The War Poets: Creative Reading, Creative Writing' which will be held at the Middlesbrough Central Library (Reference Floor), 2.00 - 4.00 p.m. on 11 November.
'More than any other conflict, The First World War inspired some very great works of poetry from both soldiers and civilians, across various classes and generations.
During the session, we will read a variety of poems from the era, by poets such as Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and John McRae, sharing our thoughts about them as a group.
We will also look at the often overlooked women poets of the time and take inspiration from local images taken during wartime as prompts for our own writing.
Please bring along any favourite war poems to share or your own poetry on the subject.
All are welcome.'
For further details, head for the Middlesbrough Libraries News and Events page.
There's a PDF link on the right hand side of the page will full listings of all the WorldJam events.