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Thu 1 Jan

Women’s Community Forum present…

Poetry Celebration for World River’s Day

Following on from the success of the Parrett’s Women’s Poetry Fiesta, The Women’s Community Forum is marking World River’s Day on 25 September with 4 amazing poetry workshops and an Open Mic event.

Our facilitators will join us from around the world to include their personal experience of the plight of rivers in their locality. This is a hybrid event with participants live at Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre in Taunton and joining us online from around the world.

At a time when environmental and climate considerations are at the forefront of all our minds, this is a series of events which will inform, enrich and move you. The poetry workshops are open to writers at all levels of their development.


(online and live in-person at Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton)

10.30am-12pm | Rivers Awakening – Geeta Rooopnarine, joining us from Athens, Greece

12.30pm-2pm | Rivers Tremoring – Hilda Twongyweire joining us from Kampala, Uganda

3pm-4.30pm |Rivers Swell – Nandini Sahu, joining us from New Delhi, India

5pm-6.30pm | Rivers Interweaving – Samina Parveen, joining us from Ryiadh, Saudi Arabia

Participants from the workshops will be able to share their freshly-penned poems in the Open Mic event commencing at 7pm which will be online and live in Taunton.

7pm | Open Mic Event – online and live in-person at Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton


  • TICKETS: Workshop Ticket £5, Open Mic Ticket £5,
  • TICKET OFFERS: All Events Day Ticket £20 (book for every event and the offer will apply)
  • PLEASE NOTE: Unwaged Ticket – Free (please contact Women’s Community Forum for these tickets)
  • ACCESS: Please ring the Box Office (01823 414141) if you have access requirements or to book wheelchair seats as this booking facility is not available online.