Write Out Loud's Poetry Jam celebrates its 10th anniversary at Marsden jazz festival

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Write Out Loud’s annual open-mic Poetry Jam at Marsden jazz festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary at the festival next month, at a new venue. This year, on Sunday morning 13 October poets will be gathering in the marquee outside Hanson’s Musical Instruments in Warehouse Hill Road at the usual time of 11am for two hours or so of poetry – and this year one or two special guests are promised. Over the last decade the ...

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