Egypt’s Poets Society
Have you ever seen the movie Dead Poets Society and just got too excited at the thought and went “O’ Captain, my Captain”? Well, I’m guessing that’s what happened to Egypt’s Poets Society’s founding members on the 3rd of July, 2016.
Egypt’s Poets Society is a group of independent writers who chose to come together to make a difference.
They mainly work in the form of threads on their Twitter account, a member chooses a topic and then they all write about it, they write about all sorts of things and you just can’t not relate. By all sorts of things I mean things like letters to an almost lover, letters to your body, a thread impersonating colors and another one impersonating emotions, a thread about depression and you just can’t keep writing without your Poets’ Dictionary.
That was all lovely online work, until the 9th of February, when their first event was held at Al Maqarr co-working space under the name of #RhythmAndRhymes and it was just AWESOME! A bunch of writers reciting their poetry -basically pouring their hearts out- joined by singers -also pouring their hearts out- on Al Maqarr’s roof on a Thursday night.
But they didn’t stop there, their second event was held on the 25th of April under the name of #RhythmAndRhymes ||, once again leaving the audience in awe of the rawness of their poetry and music for 4 hours straight. You can find announcements about events and thread teasers on their Facebook Page. In case you couldn’t attend an event or just want to re-live your favorite performance you can visit Egypt’s Poets Society’s YouTube Channel.
With a thread on almost a weekly basis, created by talented, passionate writers you’ll never get tired of their writing.
When we asked about their future plans, the answers included an Arabic section; so get ready for more amazement. They’re also starting to include fans more through their latest fan thread. All in all they have really exciting plans for summer so get ready for some poetry!