Artist Helen Birmingham has been elected as the first woman chair of Scarborough Poetry Workshop. A former secondary school teacher, Helen is the first womanto chair the organisation in its 40-year history.
SPW meets every two weeks on Thursdays at the Valley bar on Valley Road, Scarborough. Members are encouraged to develop their own skills by reading and discussing their own work as well as hearing from guest speakers.
Helen said: 'Poetry reflects real lives. While it is important to have tradition and history, there is also a desire in the group to explore and listen to the voices of today.'
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