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Cambridge 2nd April 2014

The Stephen Perse Foundation, on Wednesday 2 April, from 6.30-9.00pm, at our senior school on Union Road, Cambridge, and would like to extend an open invite to this free event.

Sir Andrew Motion will be reading and speaking at the event, and the lead judge for our inter-school competition � the live final will be on the night. The event is in memory of an alumna, Megan Thomas, who was a keen poet, and her mother Merrilyn has brought together her poetry and notes about her life and writing into a book. Heffers will have a stand at the event, where you can purchase signed books by Andrew Motion, and the book by Merrilyn Thomas and Megan Young. There will be a collection for CUP � Jo�s Friends charity on exit.

If you would like to reserve tickets for the event, please ask people to email Melissa Santiago-Val at the Stephen Perse Foundation on mmsv@stephenperse.com   Further information on the event is also on our website.

London 5th April 2014

Peter Phillips and Valerie Darville read from their prize-winning work. Open mic in the first half

Venue: The Dugdale Centre, Thomas Hardy House, 39 London Road, Enfield Town, EN2 6DS

Date: Saturday April 5th

Starts: 7.30pm

Price: �3.50/2.50 concessions.

Contact: Alan Murray (asmurray@blueyonder.co.uk).

London 12th April 2014

Poetry in Palmers Green Reading 12th April 2014 at 6.45pm for 7.15pm start. Readers: Christopher James, Sharon Morris, Gordon Meade, Peter Phillips and Kaye Lee. Parish Centre behind St John's Church, 1 Bourne Hill/corner Green Lanes, London N13 4DA.

�5(�3.50 conc.). Books for sale. Refreshments. Book in early for open mic.

Contact Myra 020 8886 1329 myraschneider@gmail.com or Katherine Twitter@Katherinexyz23

Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/PoetryinPalmersGreen

London 12th April 2014

Poetry & Voice at Torriano:  with Katherine Gallagher - Monthly workshop, Saturdays. 1-5pm 

at - 99 Torriano Ave., Kentish Town, NW5. Kentish Town Tube.
This workshop offers ways into writing poetry, with writing exercises and constructive feedback.

Practical criticism of existing work.

Katherine Gallagher is a widely-published poet and experienced poetry tutor. Her most recent collection

is Carnival Edge: New & Seected Poems (Arc Publicationa, 2010)

Dates: 12 April, 17 May, 21 June, 19 July    1-5pm   �18 (�14) Pre-booking essential. 020 8881 1418

See http://www.katherine-gallagher.com

Manchester 11th April 2014

Young Identity: One Mic Stand

Contact Theatre on Oxford Road in Manchester, M15 6JA.

�6 full price / �3 concessions   11th April & 6th June � 7pm

Young Identity are Manchester�s finest young spoken word performers. Join them for a boisterous night of poetry, music and visual art.  youngidentity.org

WANT TO PERFORM?

There are two open Slams � one for performers aged13-17 and one for those 18+. 

Email youngidentitymcr@googlemail.com to take part.

NOTES

Suitable for over 13s.

Interested parties may call 0161 274 6000 or visit www.contactmcr.com to book.

Manchester 16th April 2014

Hit The Ode at Contact Theatre on Oxford Road in Manchester, M15 6JA.

�6 full price / �3 concessions   16th April 2014 � 7:30 pm

Hit the Ode brings the most exciting poets from the region, the country and the world to the heart of Manchester. Just like its well-established sister night in Birmingham, it features three guest acts: one from the North West, one from elsewhere in the UK, and one international guest.

We have poems. Poems which crunch when you bite into them; poems you�ve been meaning to call for ages; poems buzzing like wires strung between pylons.

Good poems. Come and get them.

FEATURING:

SHANE KOYCZAN

Winner of the US Slam Poetry Championship and the Canadian Spoken Word Olympics, Koyczan is truly an extraordinary talent that has blown the dust off of the designation �poet�. Engaging and authentic in attitude, Koyczan emerges in a new wave of 21st century poetry that dares to belong to the people and speak directly to them in their own voice.  shanekoyczan.com

JASMINE COORAY

Jasmine Ann Cooray is a poet and spoken word artist and workshop facilitator from London, of British and Sri Lankan heritage. She is known for vivid imagery, attention to detail and storytelling through personal experience. Jasmine has just returned from her stint as International Writer in Residence at The National University of Singapore.   jasmineanncooray.wordpress.com

ROSIE GARLAND

An eclectic performer, ranging from singing in post-punk gothic band The March Violets, through touring with the Subversive Stitch exhibition, to her alter-ego Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen, chanteuse and mistress of ceremonies. She tantalises audiences with her blend of poetic perversion, humour, mayhem and song.  rosiegarland.com

OPEN MIC

Limited open mic slots available. To book in advance contact info@benmellor.net , or just turn up on the night. 

Suitable for over 14s.

Presented by Apples and Snakes and Ben Mellor.

Each of these events takes place at Contact Theatre on Oxford Road in Manchester, M15 6JA.

Interested parties may call 0161 274 6000 or visit www.contactmcr.com to book.

London 26th - 27th April 2014

Pascal Petit and  Astrid Alben will be giving a Poetry Master Class at London Zoo in the weekend of 26 and 27 April. Tigers! Komodo Dragons! Pygmy Hippos and Seahorses!

For more information: http://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/whats-on/poetry-workshop-with-pascale-petit-and-astrid-alben

Much Wenlock 27th April 2014

Wenlock Poetry Festival. A reading from the Grey Hen press anthology Running Before the Wind: poems about the sea at Wenlock Pottery, Shineton St,  Much Wenlock  TF13 6HT with Jean Atkin, R V Bailey, June Hall, Lesley Ingram and Hermione Sandall.

Sunday 27th April, 12.30 pm

http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/search/searchPerformance.asp?performance_id=89114&sid=

Newcastle 28th April 2014

Low Tech Caberet presents

a reading by two poets

Brendan Cleary  and  Kathleen Kenny

7pm on Monday 28th April at the Lit and Phil in Newcastle

Free entry               Wine and other refreshments available

All welcome

Crewe 2nd May 2014 Poetry Blast featuring Jim Bennett
7pm including open floor

Lakeside pavilion in Queens Park, Victoria Avenue,Crewe,

 CW2 7SE.
Liskeard 30th May 2014

Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival  - 30 May - 2 June 2014

Sterts Arts Centre, near Liskeard, Cornwall

website - www.bodminmoorpoetryfestival.co.uk

email - davidwoolley.westwords@yahoo.com

A long-weekend festival featuring readings, workshops, talks, music, film, theatre and exhibitions, featuring the best contemporary poets and artists. Confirmed so far this year - Louis de Bernieres, Gillian Clarke, Menna Elfyn and Philip Gross.

Chester 2nd June 2014
6th October 2014
1st December 2014

Zest!  open floor poetry nights

Zest! open floor poetry nights take place at Alexanders Jazz Theatre Bar, Rufus Court, off Northgate, Chester CH1 2JG.  Zest! nights take place on just four Mondays in the year and start at 8:00pm.

Bring your own, or a favourite, poem to read or just come along to enjoy listening

Zest! 2014

2nd June 2014: Guest poet: TBC

6th October 2014: Guest poet: Brian Johnstone, well know Scottish poet.

1st December 2014: Christmas Zest!

For all enquiries about Zest! email zestatchester@gmail.com

Calstock, Cornwall 28th 29th June 2014

cornwall contemporary poetry festival

28th/29th June The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock, Cornwall PL18 9QZ. Readings by Imtiaz Dharker, David Morley, Kei Miller, Greta Stoddart. Workshops, panel discussions, a poetry walk, a poetry river trip. Disabled access. Weekend ticket �45/�35. For individual readings and one-day tickets, please consult our website

www.cornwallcontemporary.wordpress.com

email cornwallcontemporary@gmail.com

Organised by Falmouth Poetry Group.