Thursday 4 October, 3-6pm, North Lodge
October 4th is National Poetry Day! To celebrate, the Red Room will be hosting a visit from the Itinerant Poetry Library, in collaboration with the UCL Festival of Reading. The Itinerant Poetry Librarian for the afternoon will be Sara Wingate Gray. Drop in and discover something new!
What is the Itinerant Poetry Library?
We see libraries, and in particular, public libraries as the bedrock of world citizenship. We believe that nowhere else offers such information equity, trust and dialogue, between us as individuals, as communities, as cultures.
For when we enter a library we encounter each other: encountering each other we are revealed more to ourselves. Through such meetings we begin to understand how we are connected by our experiences of a shared world. Fundamentally, when we enter a library we are offered the opportunity to learn new things and thus, as individuals, as world citizens, to grow.
Thus, with this mission in mind, continuously since May 2006 The Itinerant Poetry Librarian has been travelling the world with a free public library, installing the library & librarian and archiving the sounds, poems and poetry of the cities, peoples and countries she meets.
We’ve now clocked up over 1000 hours of public library service, in 11 countries & 21 cities worldwide, in over 150 different locations.
Come join us (before we travel on).