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Open Mic Event


Are you a poet?

Do you like reading and listening to poetry?

Writers, readers and listeners are all welcome to a most informal evening of poetry upstairs in the Kirkgate Centre Auditorium.

Come along and share your own poems or your favourite poems by other authors.

Poets and audience will share the space as the poems work their way around the room.

It's a sort of open mic, but with no tech. Each person will recite or read one poem and then we move on to the next. If time allows you'll get chance to read three or four poems over the course of the evening.

It's for listeners too, not just writers. Lovers of poetry and the spoken word who would like to just sit and enjoy the prose are most welcome too.

It's NOT a writing group where suggestions or criticisms can be made.

It's an easy, relaxed gathering in the auditorium, with a mix of tables and chairs or theatre seating to sit upon and refreshments available throughout the evening from the theatre bar.

And just because it's in the auditorium it doesn't mean you can't leave your seat until the intervals, think bar rather than theatre.

In between rounds there's a short interval and chance to chat with folks in the room.

It's an evening of just poetry.

Poetry of all types, styles, levels and topics.

And if you have never shared your works in public before don’t worry. Once you settle in for the evening you’ll soon see you’re not really in public and you’ll love it.

Doors open at 7.45pm and the entry fee is a minimum donation of £2.50, but you can contribute more if you'd like.

Poets Out Loud, the second Wednesday of every month 8.00pm - 10.30pm

If you have any questions just give me a shout;
You can email me at,
You can call or text me on 07552 715 859
Find us on Facebook. Poets Out Loud, (we're the ones with the bright colourful pink and blue logo) and you can message us from that page too.

Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 19.45)

VenueThumbNail - The Kirkgate Theatre

The Kirkgate Theatre

The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth, CA13 9PJ, GB

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Monthly Event (Usually held every 2nd Wednesday of each month)

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Upcoming dates for Poets Out Loud

Poets Out Loud on 11th April 2018 20:00

Poets Out Loud on 9th May 2018 20:00

Poets Out Loud on 13th June 2018 20:00

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