A community reading of Keats's poems & letters
Saturday 14 September 11:30am - 1:30pm
Winchester Discovery Centre
Join us in a Heritage Open Days celebratory reading of a selection of the poems and letters of John Keats.
In 2016 Winchester Poetry Festival commemorated the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with an all-day reading of his sonnets. Now in 2019, the 200th anniversary of John Keats's visits to Winchester, we will be staging a 2-hour community reading of a selection of his poems and letters as part of Heritage Open Days. The event will be held in the café area of the Winchester Discovery Centre and will be free to take part in and to attend.
We do need to plan what will be read, when and by whom! If you would like to read please complete the form below. Listeners are welcome to turn up on the day (no booking required) and to stay and listen to one or two readers, or the whole event, as you wish.
If you would like to be one of our readers please let us know what you would like to read and the approximate amount of time it takes you to read it (max 5 minutes per reader). Please give us three options to select from and tell us why you have chosen them. We will endeavour to give everyone one of their choices but each piece will be read just once, and some people may need to be allocated a poem or letter they had not specifically chosen. Longer poems may be shared between a number of readers. Why not get the whole family together to read a verse each. Please indicate if you have no preference and would like us to select a piece for you to read.
Join the celebration! We look forward to hearing from you.