'Battle rapper' Joy France is guest poet at Write Out Loud Bolton
‘Battle rapper’ Joy France will be returning to her Write Out Loud roots when she is guest poet at Write Out Loud Bolton’s regular open mic night at Bolton Socialist Club. Doors open from 7.30pm for 8pm start, £2 entry, there are 14 open-mic slots, and readers/performers sign up on the door. Listeners more than welcome.
4th June 2023
Stockport Write Out Loud to host open-mic night at arts festival
Stockport Write Out Loud will be hosting an evening of open mic spoken word poetry and performance at the eight-day Poynton arts festival in north Cheshire on Tuesday 27 June at 7pm. The event will take place at The Snap Tin, with special guest Tony Collier. More details
4th June 2023
Open-mic poets welcomed at Tunbridge Wells poetry festival
There’s a decidedly open-mic flavour to this year’s three-week Tunbridge Wells poetry festival, with grassroots poets encouraged to take part in a series of Vocal & Live events, all free to attend. Po...
24th May 2023
New open-mic night to be launched in North Shields
A new addition to the lively poetry scene on North Tyneside is being launched later this month. Poet Dean Jolly will be compering an open-mic poetry night at Barista Boho in North Shields on 22 April ...
1st April 2023
Global online celebration on World Poetry Day
A global online poetry celebration will take place on World Poetry Day, Sunday 19 March, staged by Cultivating Voices LIVE poetry, and featuring Archana Sahni, Mbonisi Zikhali Zomkhonto, Raine Geogheg...
14th March 2023
Performance poet Thick Richard at Write Out Loud Sale
Performance poet Thick Richard will be the guest poet at Write Out Loud Sale on Monday 20 March at the Waterside arts centre. Thick Richard has published two collections of his work with Flapjack Pres...
12th March 2023
Warm up with words at new poetry night in the north-east
A new monthly poetry night is being launched in Northumberland this month. The Poetry Café at the Warm Hub, Cheviot Street, Wooler, will be held on Friday 10 February from 7-9pm. Organisers say: “Come...
3rd February 2023
Paul Muldoon reads from collaboration with US artist Philip Pearlstein at British Library
Paul Muldoon will be reading from The Castle of Perseverance, a book that pairs new sequences of his poems with watercolours by American painter Philip Pearlstein (1924- 2022), revered as one of the m...
31st January 2023
Eight-hour Poem-A-Thon aims to rase £10,000 for food banks
Forty-eight poets will be taking part in a Poem-A-Thon on Saturday 11 February in Walthamstow, north-east London, to raise money for local food banks. The event will take place in Ye Olde Rose and Cr...
30th January 2023
Live at Bilston town hall ... Brian Bilston
The publicity-shy ‘poet laureate of Twitter’, Brian Bilston, will be making a live appearance at - where else? - Bilston town hall, on Thursday 9 February in a Wolverhampton literature festival event....
10th January 2023