A wordsmith at work

WORDSMITH Audi Maserati reads a poem to members of the public at Wordsouth, Havant    Picture: Sarah Standing (113402-5824)
WORDSMITH Audi Maserati reads a poem to members of the public at Wordsouth, Havant Picture: Sarah Standing (113402-5824)
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POETRY lovers were treated to an afternoon of odes about the city of Portsmouth.

The not-for-profit group Wordsouth held the event at The Pallant in Havant on Saturday.

A number of poets read from the This Island City poetry anthology, which is all about the city.

Audi Maserati, a poet from Petersfield, played the ukulele for visitors before reading two poems from the book.

And in the afternoon there was an Olympics-themed children’s poetry workshop where every youngster who wrote a poem was given a medal.

Anne Jenkins, the director of Wordsouth, said: ‘It was absolutely fantastic and everyone had a lovely time listening to the poems.

‘Audi Maserati was brilliant and everybody enjoyed listening to him play the ukulele and read poems.

‘The children’s workshop went down really well and you could hear them laughing all afternoon.

‘One little girl was brave enough to read her poem out in front of all the poets, which I thought was really brave.’

The event was held alongside the Havant Literary Festival.