An Afternoon out with Roger McGough

Yes, PL’s, you heard right. I spent the entire afternoon with Roger McGough at The Exchange in Twickenham. And yes, me and at least 300 others but….

Myself and the lovely Sharron Green aka rhymes_n_roses and Booming Lovely, were honoured to be among the finalists in the Roger McGough Poetry Competition.

It was also a pleasure to meet the talented Claudia Court and Lara Frankena, who I have loved on 1000 Monkeys zoom readings. Plus a real bonus to meet Judith Wozniak from the SKEGS stanza group

Judith was placed third with her lovely poem Five Foot in her Slippers. A great piece and a great poet, well done Judith.

Now I know what you’re thinking, Poetry Lovers, did I win first prize and take my rightful place Up There with the hallowed Roger? The answer is No, (bore!).

However as compensation, I got Roger to sign my anthology and had a photo taken with him. He stood up especially. Bless him

Am I a schmoozer or what?!

The adorable Sharron Green got in there too;

Us two, eh? No stopping us. I am honoured to be part of this anthology and I strongly recommend it

It was a lovely afternoon, directed by Anne Warrington, with some delightful poetry and a great atmosphere. Presented to perfection by the wonderful Sam Ball. Catch him in Cry Freedom at Hampton Hill Theatre on 4th June at 4 pm. A real delight.

Thanks for tuning in, PL’s. I have more adventures to share real soon……

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