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Vince Laws invites contributions for the Living Poem / 16 May 2011

It started as an idea. What would happen if you asked people to add words to a poem? Or substitute words? I’ll find out on Saturday 14th May when The Living Poem is launched (7.30-9.30pm) at St Margaret’s Church of Art, St Benedict’s Street, Norwich, as part of the annual Fringe Festival.

In fact I’ve been allocated such a generous space there will be 6 Living Poems, with the public invited to answer the following questions:

What do you believe in?
What mistake did you make?
What makes you different?
What makes you the same?

If you send me the answers to these questions, I’ll add your voice to the Living Poems.

If you’ve written an ’I am’ poem, send it in and we’ll display it on the ’I am’ wall.

The Living Poems will be in situ for 2 weeks, until Saturday 28th May, and will presumably grow and change and ’live’ over that period. There’s a Private View on Monday 16th May (7.30-9.30pm) which is anything but private, all welcome, free.