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Lisa Kelly at Write Out Loud Woking on Thursday

Lisa Kelly will be guest poet at Write Out Loud Woking at the Fiery Bird on Thursday 27 June. Lisa is associate editor with Magma magazine, has two collections out with Carcanet (the last one was a Poetry Book Society choice), and is a regular host at the Torriano Meeting House in London. More details

 

 

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Dave Morgan at Write Out Loud Woking on Zoom tonight

The co-founder of Write Out Loud, Dave Morgan, will be the guest poet at Write Out Loud Woking on Zoom on Wednesday 19 June, reading from his new collection On Not Being Observed. Dave is a writer, community educator and arts organiser based in Bolton, who 20 years ago co-founded Write Out Loud with...

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Celebrating queer poets in the north-east: new open-mic night in Darlington

A new open mic poetry night to celebrate queer poets in the north-east is being launched in Darlington later this month. Hook, Line & Thinkers at the Queerish Bookshop will have two featured poets (to...

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Remembering Morden Tower: Tom Pickard stages event to mark 60th anniversary

Poet Tom Pickard will be looking back to the days when he and his wife Connie hosted Allen Ginsberg and Basil Bunting and many other leading poets at the legendary Morden Tower in Newcastle later this...

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Steve Tasane is guest poet at Write Out Loud Woking at the Fiery Bird tonight

Performance poet Steve Tasane will be delivering words from his new collection Counteroffensive at Write Out Loud Woking at the Fiery Bird on Thursday 30 May. Your host is Rodney Wood. Sign up on the ...

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Hippie's tale: Pratibha Castle at Write Out Loud Woking on Zoom

Pratibha Castle will be reading from her pamphlet Miniskirts in The Waste Land, about her hippie days in London and India, as guest poet at Write Out Loud Woking on Zoom on Wednesday 8 April. More det...

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Back after break-in havoc ... Write Out Loud Woking at the Fiery Bird tonight

Write Out Loud Woking’s open-mic poetry night at the Fiery Bird music and community arts venue in Woking will be going ahead on Thursday 25 April after all, after last month’s event - along with many ...

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Away from home, just round the corner: New York's Nuyorican poetry slams at The Bowery

Described by Allen Ginsberg (writer of Howl, the poem that changed US obscenity laws) as “the most integrated place on the planet”, the Nuyorican Poets Café closed its doors in November 2023 for a $24...

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Away from home, just round the corner: New York's Nyorican Poetry slams at The Bowery

Described by Allen Ginsberg (writer of Howl, the poem that changed US obscenity laws) as “the most integrated place on the planet”, the Nuyorican Poets Café closed its doors in November 2023 for a $24...

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Away from home, just round the corner: New York's Nyorican Poetry slams at The Bowery

Described by Allen Ginsberg (writer of Howl, the poem that changed US obscenity laws) as “the most integrated place on the planet”, the Nuyorican Poets Café closed its doors in November 2023 for a $24...

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Write Out Loud Wigan at the Old Courts tonight

Write Out Loud Wigan is at the Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan on Thursday 14 March from 7.30pm. More details

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Sharron Green is guest poet at Write Out Loud Woking tonight

Compere Sharron Green is also guest poet at Write Out Loud Woking at the Fiery Bird on Thursday 29 February. Sharron will be reading from her new collection Willing Words. Entry is £5, and doors open ...

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Elizabeth Gibson is guest at Write Out Loud Sale on Monday

Elizabeth Gibson is the guest perfomer at Write Out Loud Sale at the Waterside arts centre on Monday, 19 February. She is a queer, neurodivergent poet and performer who has been the recipient of a New...

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Write Out Loud Woking on Zoom tonight

The next Write Out Loud Woking on Zoom is on Valentine’s Day. Poems about hearts and flowers certainly allowed, but by no means essential. Email Greg Freeman on gregfreem@gmail.com if you’d like to re...

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Write Out Loud at Stockport art gallery tonight

Come and share your poems at this friendly open-floor poetry night set in the stimulating environment of Stockport Art Gallery. £1.50 donation is obligatory for all attendees. Entrance is round the ri...

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Write Out Loud Wigan at the Old Courts tonight

Write Out Loud Wigan is back at the Bailiff Bar at the Old Courts, Wigan on Thursday 8 February. Compered by Ian Whiteley, sign up from 7.30pm for an 8pm start. More details 

 

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Linda Downs is guest at Write Out Loud Bolton tonight

Poet and playwright LInda Downs is the guest performer at Write Out Loud Bolton on Sunday 4 February at Bolton Socialist Club at 7.30pm. Fifteen five-minute open-mic slots available. Sign up at the do...

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Heather Cook is guest poet at Write Out Loud Woking at the Fiery Bird tonight

Heather Cook will be the featured poet at Write Out Loud Woking at the Fiery Bird on Thursday 25 January. Heather will be reading from her debut, award-winning pamphlet Out of the Ordinary. Sharron Gr...

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'Monkey Poet' Matt Panesh at Newcastle's Born Lippy

Monkey Poet - aka Matt Panesh, winner of many fringe awards and organiser of Morecambe poetry festival – will be headlining at Born Lippy, Newcastle’s mix of spoken word, comedy, hip-hop and open-mic,...

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Write Out Loud at Stockport art gallery tonight

Members of Stockport Write Out Loud will be sharing their poems on Thursday 11 January at Stockport art gallery. Come and share your poems at this friendly open-floor poetry night set in a wonderfully...

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Kate Hook is guest poet at Sale Write Out Loud on Monday

Kate Hook is the guest poet at Sale Write Out Loud at the Waterside arts centre, Sale, on Monday 15 January. Kate's first poetry book I Can Hear You Ironing is due out in March. Contact host Sarah Pri...

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Bright Stars: celebrating three Romantic poets in Sussex

Bright Stars – Celebrating the Anniversaries of the Romantics in Sussex – involves readings in Chichester on Saturday 20 January of poetry by John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron in his bic...

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Write Out Loud Wigan at the Old Courts tonight

The ever-popular Write Out Loud Wigan is at the Bailiff Bar at the Old Courts in Wigan on Thursday 11 January. Your host is Ian Whiteley. Sign up on the night from 7.30pm for an 8pm start. More detail...

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Write Out Loud Woking on Zoom tonight

Write Out Loud Woking stages its first open-mic poetry night of 2024 on Zoom on Wednesday 10 January. It's compered by Greg Freeman, so email Greg for details gregfreem62@gmail.com if you'd like a fiv...

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