Woking -

Entry: Free but donation to Lightbox please

Open Mic Event

Contact: gregfreem62@gmail.com

Write Out Loud Woking has moved to the heart of Woking - to the Lightbox art gallery, on the banks of the Basingstoke canal. Our open-mic nights are in the cafe area at the Lightbox. Hosted by Greg Freeman and Rodney Wood on the last Thursday of each month.

30th May 2019 19:30

The wonderful Heather Moulson is our guest poet this month at Write Out Loud Woking at the Lightbox, which is switching to the last Thursday of the month – Thursday 30 May – and to a new time of 8pm start.
Most if not all of you already know Heather as a very popular mainstay of Write Out Loud Woking and the 1,000 Monkeys in Guildford, as well as being one of the organisers of her home night at Poetry Performance at the Adelaide in Teddington. Her forthright and no-holds-barred debut collection, Bunty, I Miss You!, was launched a few months ago.
Carla Scarano has reviewed it for the prestigious London Grip online magazine and described it as “skilled, engaging and entertaining”. The review also includes a mention of Heather’s previous publication, Conversations with Dobby, “a delightful account of her controversial relationship with the overcritical cat, who never keeps his bitter comments for himself. The comic strips are original and provoking like her poetry, a singular way of putting things bluntly yet innocently.”
And remember – from now on Write Out Loud Woking at the Lightbox is on every last Thursday of the month, starting at the new time of 8pm. Free entry but donations sought for the Lightbox. Sign up from 7.30 for a five-minute open mic slot.

Time: 7:30pm (7:30pm for 8pm start )

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The Lightbox

Chobham Road, Woking, GU21 4AA, GB

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Reviews for Write Out Loud Woking

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Greg Freeman

Fri 22nd Feb 2019 09:09

We never quite know what to expect at Write Out Loud Woking at the Lightbox these days – and that’s how it should be. We had three new performers, two of them (Chris Ross and Eleanor Hobby) reading for the first time anywhere. The other, Richard Alleyne, a familiar poetry face but a debutant at Woking, delivered a moving and passionate poem about London stabbings. Heather Moulson, part of the Teddington-Woking-Guildford local open mic poetry axis, unveiled her debut collection, Bunty, I miss You!, to immediate acclaim. And Donall Dempsey, MC at the 1,000 Monkeys in Guildford, wound up the evening in spectacular style, rending open his shirt, and then embracing his wife Janice while she was still attempting to record his performance! We also warmly welcomed back Geoffrey and Lorri Pimlott, home again from the heat of Thailand and acclimatising to an English February, and an equally nippy Lightbox. Many thanks also to Pete Jardine, Karen Izod, Karen Swaley, Carla Scarano, Andy BJ Low, Janet Collinson, Eddie Chauncy, and Ray Pool, making a total of 16 readers on the night, plus compere Greg Freeman.

Eddie Chauncy is featured poet at Poetry Performance at the Adelaide pub in Teddington, on Sunday 3 March. The 1,000 Monkeys open mic at The Keep pub in Guildford is on Monday 4 March, with more open mic poetry at the Cranleigh arts festival on Tuesday 5 March, a night that also features Janice and Donall Dempsey, Heather Moulson and Ray Pool. Meanwhile next month’s Write Out Loud at the Lightbox is on Thursday 21 March, with guest poet David Cooke. Plenty more poetry to look forward to!

Review is about Write Out Loud Woking on 21 Feb 2019 (event)

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