Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

The Schedule 2017

Schedule for 2017

Mid-week Challenge (Thursday – Friday)


MAY

4 – MARGARET
11 – IZY
18 – SUSIE
25 – ROMMY

JUNE

1 – SHAY
8 – KELLI
15 – SANAA
22 – KERRY
29 – KARIN

JULY

6 – MICHAEL
13 – SHAY
20 – MARIAN
27 - MARGARET



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Weekend Mini-Challenge

MAY

6 – PLAY IT AGAIN!
13 – MAGALY
20 – BRENDAN
27 – KIM

JUNE

3 – FLASH 55
10 – MAGALY
17 – KERRY
24 – GILLENA

JULY

1 – PLAY IT AGAIN!
8 – MAGALY
15 – BRENDAN
22 – KIM

29 - BJORN


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The Tuesday Platform


MAY

2 – MARIAN
9 – KERRY
16 – MARIAN
23 – KERRY
30 – MARIAN

JUNE

6 – KERRY
13 – MARIAN
20 – KERRY
27 – MARIAN

JULY

4 – KERRY
11 – MARIAN
18 – KERRY

25 - MARIAN



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