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Galway 22nd January 2015

Paula Cunningham, Michelle Coyne, & Liz Quirke for January Over The Edge: Open Reading 
The January �Over The Edge: Open Reading� takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, January 22nd, 6.30-8.00pm. The Featured Readers are Liz Quirke, Michelle Coyne, & Paula Cunningham. This reading marks the twelfth anniversary of the first Over The Edge reading in Galway City Library.

Oxford 23rd January 2015

An evening of poetry by four Indigo Dreams poets:

Jennifer M. McGowan, winner of the Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize 2014

Sophia Argyris, winner of the Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize 2013

Jill Sharp, whose pamphlet Ye Gods is forthcoming in 2015

Gareth Writer-Davies, whose pamphlet Bodies is also forthcoming in 2015

Friday 23rd of January, 7pm for 7.30pm start, at the Albion Beatnik Bookshop, 34 Walton St, Oxford, OX2 6AA. �2 on the door.

What a great night of Indigo Poetry that promises to be. Please support if you possibly can - and don't forget to send along some pics, Sophia, we'll run a feature in Indigo News and social media.

London 27th January 2015

Ambit 219 launch - Tuesday January 27th at 7pm. The Sun and 13 Cantons, 21 Great Pulteney Street, W1F9 9NG.  Readers: Dan Duggan and more TBA. Entrance �5 or a purchase of Ambit 219. Cash bar open late.

Lewes 29th January 2015

Shake off those winter blues with a touch of muse. Poetry open mic and legendary limerick competition with prize. MC Ollie Wilson. All welcome. Thursday 29th January 2015. Starts 8.30pm

Lewes Arms

Mount Place

Lewes

BN7 1YH

Adm �5/�4 conc & readers

http://lewespoetry.blogspot.com

Exeter 1st February 2015

Apples and Snakes and Bike Shed Theatre present

SPOKES: AMAZE!

Sunday 1 February, 7.30pm

Tickets: �5 / �2 slammers

Spokes: Amaze! brings an explosive mix of spoken word every first Sunday of the month. National headline acts, emerging talent and spoken word in the realm of the moving image. PlusReady Steady Slam! 2 quick fire, fun slam rounds with the whole audience voting.

The Bike Shed Theatre, Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT

Info: http://tiny.cc/zkh1rx

Liverpool 18th February 2015 LIVERPOOL CAMARADE  Aan evening of poetry collaborations  supported by The Wolf and Knives Forks and Spoons Press.  7.30pm, Wednesday 18th February Upstairs at the Fly in the Loaf 13 Hardman Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 9AS Free Entry. Booking advisable. Please RSVP.   Pairings to include: Tom Jenks & SJ Fowler (launching 1000 Proverbs) Robert Sheppard & The European Union of Imaginary...
Birmingham 19th February 2015

Apples and Snakes presents

HIT THE ODE

Thursday 19 February, 7.30pm

Tickets: �5, on the door

Hit the Ode brings the most exciting poets from the region, the country and the world to the heart of Birmingham. Join us! If you have friends who think they don't like poetry, bring them along. A few open mic slots are available. Contact Bohdan Piasecki to claim yours: bohdan@applesandsnakes.org

The Victoria, 48 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BN

Info: http://tiny.cc/3lf1rx | http://www.thevictoriabirmingham.co.uk/

Mansfield 21st February 2015

MOUTHY POETS ON TOUR

Saturday 21 February, 11am

Tickets: FREE

This performance will be BSL interpreted

Featuring film, music, movement and paper planes, this spoken word production will change your perception of what poetry is. Mouthy Poets is a collective of 50 young people, supporting each other to develop and deliver their stories.

Before this show, there will be a free Mouthy workshop and Open-Mic hosted by Artistic Director Debris Stevenson.

Mansfield Library, Four Seasons Centre, West Gate, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1N

Info: http://bit.ly/1vvktOf

London 25th February 2015

JAWDANCE

Wednesday 25 February, 7.30pm

Tickets: FREE

At Jawdance, poetry is the main attraction with features, poetry short films, music, and that ever popular open mic. So this is a call-out to all you spoken-word scenesters, you sussed sonneteers, you suburban skalds: put your mouth where our mic is, and show us the verve of your verbals.

Open mic: sign up from 6.15pm on the night

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

Info: http://tiny.cc/rag1rx

Newcastle 26th February 2015

JIBBAJABBA

Thursday 26 February, 7.30pm

Tickets: �5 on the door | Or 4 events for the price of 3 with the new loyalty card scheme! Pick up your loyalty card at JibbaJabba

Newcastle�s favourite night of quick-fire spoken word entertainment, featuring special guests from the worlds of music, comedy and of course � POETRY! Plus quick-fire open mic jam all offered up to you by the terrifically talented Jenni �Jazzhands� Pascoe.

The Cumberland Arms, James Place Street, Newcastle NE6 1LD

Info: http://tiny.cc/l2g1rx

St Andrews 4th -8th March 2015

StAnza 2015: 4-8 March in St Andrews

One of the top poetry festivals in the UK, StAnza is famous for its friendly atmosphere and international focus, the place to hear favourite poets, discover new voices and enjoy the beautiful town of St Andrews and StAnza�s lively festival hub. Featuring readings, performances, discussions and poetry inspired installations and exhibitions. Sin�ad Morrissey, Carolyn Forch� and Simon Armitage are among the headliners, also Writing MotherhoodThe Shipwrecked HouseSealegs and A Modern Don Juan.  This year�s themes are Unfinished Business and An Archipelago of Poetry and there will be a food and drink focus Plus workshops, a masterclass and open mic events. From 4-8 March  www.stanzapoetry.org  

London 18th April 2015

Sat. 18th April 2015 Poetry in Palmers Green Readers: Jacqueline Gabbitas, Fred Beake, Martyn Crucefix, Mimi Khalvati and Dilys Wood. Music: The Helios Consort http://heliosconsort.co.uk/plus open mic - sign up early to read.  6.45 for 7.15pm at Parish Centre, St John�s Church, 1 Bourne Hill, N13 4DA. �5(�3.50 concs). Refreshments. Books for sale. Contact Myra 020 8886 1329 myrarschneider@gmail.com or Katherine 020 8881 1418 mail@katherine-gallagher.com