Poplar Poets Society
Do you love writing poetry? Would you like to write poetry but are unsure of where to start?
The Poplar Poets Society is a fortnightly meet up where poets of any ability can come together alongside poet Michelle Mangal to be inspired to create; develop their poetry writing skills, and share new material.
What to expect
A relaxed and imaginative space for creating new work; gaining feedback; and personal development. It is also a brilliant opportunity to meet fellow East London and Poplar based poets. Each week a different stimulus or poetic style will be explored, and you are encouraged to bring writing prompts of any kind to share with the society.
All you need is yourself, your notepad and a willingness to share your creativity!
An educator, activist, novelist and poet, faithful Londoner Michelle is a regular on London’s spoken-word Open Mic Scene.
“The Poetry workshop really opened my mind to a whole new realm of creativity and expression I loved it.” – Charlotte Gaughan, London Metropolitan University – review of workshop
“It was clear Michelle put a lot of thought into preparing her workshops. She adapted her plans well and her experience as a teacher meant that she was confident and assured. I look forward to working with Michelle again in the future.” – David Hobbs, Kings College Maths School – review of workshop
“Michelle writes revolution into desire. She wears the bruises that love has dealt her with pride and roars indignation with glittering humour. Her book makes me want to weep for everything we lose every day and to live louder, better, bloodier for everything that we manage to keep”. – Michelle Madsen, Spoken word poet & theatre-maker – Review of ‘All The Things I Learnt From You’
“Michelle has written a heartfelt, personal but completely relatable book of poetry, at times funny, at times heartbreaking, at times healing. A book that once you start, you are compelled to finish. Unashamedly she has written down what many feel and experience but are not brave enough to say or share. Definitely worth a read, in fact, it is worth a couple of reads, and when you’ve finished pass it on to someone else who will appreciate such great writing”. – Kat Francois, Spoken word poet and playwright – Review of ‘All The Things I Learnt From You’