SPOTLIGHT: Poets Out Loud in Cockermouth

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‘Poets Out Loud’ has been running in Cockermouth since September 2017.  I spoke to Annie Kendall about how the night got started, and continues to grow. 

EP:-        So, what made you think you should set up a spoken word night in Cockermouth?

AK:-       There is a super festival every year here called Cockermouth Live. It's primarily music. The whole town is filled with music in loads of di...

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Spotlight: Writers in the Bath

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Emma Purshouse chats to Cora Greenhill to get the low down on ‘Writers in the Bath.’

EP:-    So how long has Writers in the Bath been running?

CG:-    Writers in The Bath has been running for 4 years in Sheffield at The Bath Hotel. It began after the demise of another longstanding event. I did...

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Spotlight on Open Mic: Catweazle and Find the Right Words

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What made you think you should set up a performance night?

Catweazle: When we started, there was nothing here [in Oxford].  Catweazle is an unplugged performance space for music, poetry, spoken wo...

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Spotlight on Open Mic: Taking The Mic

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Tim King talks to Write Out Loud about ‘Taking the Mic’

How long has the 'Taking the Mic' night been running?
The event was started in 2008 by Liv Torc (who many of your members will know from the...

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Fire and Dust in the Write Out Loud spotlight

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Coventry's Fire and Dust has been nominated as Best Regular Spoken Word Night in this year's Saboteur Awards.  What better time for Write Out Loud to ask them just what it's all about, this Open Mic g...

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