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Dark Angels Note 153

Dearest Friends

Welcome back to our weekly Friday Note.



On Wednesday this week, it was National Writing Day in the UK, an “annual celebration of writing for pleasure and self-expression.”

Led by the charity First Story, its aim is to encourage writing at home, school or work, and provides free resources and activities for schools or that people can join in with online.

This year, their creative writing activity, Roll the dice, uses random words and chance number generation to create a poem.



The above activity was created by spoken word artist and former UK Slam Poetry Champion John Berkavitch.

Watch him in action as he performs A short list of things that we all already know.



For a quick creative challenge, try the ‘Roll the dice’ activity above.

For a quicker challenge, simplify it. Take six words at random by observing your surroundings. Use those six words to create a six line poem.



Keep sending us your poems, writings, links and writerly whatnots that you’d like to share with the wider Dark Angels family. We love to read them.





Writing What We Hear, 8 September 2023

Join us for a one-day workshop in Highgate Woods to explore what it means to really listen, and to see how we can use whatever we hear as inspiration for writing.

Get your tickets here.


Weekly Tuesday Gatherings

Join us for a reflective hour of reading, writing and communing led by Neil Baker. Everyone is welcome – from the Dark Angels community and beyond. We meet at 7pm UK time. To join us, click here on the night. There’s no need to register in advance.


Be well, keep reading, keep writing and know that we’re always here.

From everyone at Dark Angels


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