|Whippet underneath the Christmas tree|
(Photo credit: Ben Wilkinson)
Earlier in December I also attended a meeting of Derbyshire Stanza, hosted by the wonderful Alison Riley, to run a festive poetry workshop and to read some poems of my own. The meeting this month was in Pentrich, but Stanza members were sharing poems they'd written about Eyam after a visit to the Plague Village. Derbyshire Stanza travels round the county so that each meeting is entirely different and influenced by the setting it takes place in. I was introduced to a fascinating book called 'The Twelve Parts of Derbyshire' by Edward Boaden Thomas, which explores the different aspects of our varied county through verse.
|With Chesterfield FC players at the Wycombe Wanderers match|
(Photo credit: Chesterfield FC)
Wishing you a creative and peaceful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!