Peace Festival and Ikon Gallery Event

November is always a busy month. I usually do some sort of event for the Coventry Peace Festival - this year I asked poet Matt Black to deliver a workshop with me called Poetry for Lunch at Coventry Central Library. We had nine participants including published poets, aspiring poets, a lady who just happened upon us and a couple of people who didn't write at all. We had young people right through to older people and people from completely different backgrounds and faiths including two Muslim ladies. I don't think I have ever sat down at a more diverse table of people in my life and that's saying something! It definitely put paid to the idea that poetry is only enjoyed or written by the privil

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