Babylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely CB7 4AU A spoken word open mic night for the Fens. Fen Speak is somewhere for you to share your poetry and get some performance experience!
Fen Speak takes a break in July, but we'll be back at the Babylon Gallery on Wednesday 16th August with special guest Adam Crothers.
Adam Crothers was born in Belfast in 1984, and works with special collections in a library in Cambridge. His first collection, Several Deer, was published by Carcanet in 2016, and won the 2017 Shine/Strong Poetry Award and the 2017 Seamus Heaney Centre Prize. He has appeared in the anthologies New Poetries VI (Carcanet, 2015) and The Future Always Makes Me So Thirsty: New Poets from the North of Ireland (Blackstaff, 2016), and in 2016 was selected as one of Poetry Ireland Review's 'Rising Generation' poets.
And if that isn't tempting enough, I might add that Adam is also a terrific performer. There'll be plenty of open-mic slots available as usual; you can book one in advance by replying to this email, or just catch me at the start of the evening. If reading in front of an audience is not your thing, you're more than welcome to just come along and enjoy what promises to be an excellent evening of poetry. So:
Wednesday 16th August at Ely's Babylon Gallery, 7pm for a 7.30 start
Free to attend with donations on the night.
For more information about Fen Speak, visit our website.