It seems that local poets are celebrating the New Year with performances aplenty as there are Open Mic Poetry events at both The Spring, Havant, and New Park Centre, Chichester, this January.
On Wednesday 11th January at 8.00pm you can enjoy an evening of poetry led by Robyn Bolam at The Spring, East Street, Havant. Robyn is currently Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Southampton University and Writer in Residence at the High Voltage Laboratory. Her poetry collections, published by Bloodaxe, are: The Peepshow Girl (1989), Raiding the Borders (1996), and New Wings: Poems 1977-2007 (2007), which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She edited Eliza’s Babes, an anthology of four centuries of women’s poetry in English (Bloodaxe, 2005) and has reviewed for periodicals including the TLS and Poetry Review.
Feel free to go along and share your poems but if you would like to read please let the organisers know by Tuesday 10th January by e mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday 25th January at 7.45pm there will be an Open Mic Poetry session at New Park Centre, Chichester. Open Mic Poetry offers an opportunity for writers of any subject or style to share their work with others who have an interest in contemporary poetry. Go along to read your poems or just to listen and enjoy the poetry of others.
Performance poet Christian Watson will open the evening with poems from his eclectic collection. Christian has been described as having words as sharp as tuxedos and Peter Hunter says he is: “A bright rising star of the south-east performance poetry scene.”
Admission for this event is £3 (to cover costs) and there will be a bar available for interval refreshments. For more details contact: 07813244731 or email@example.com.