Fen Speak is Ely's regular poetry, spoken word and storytelling open mic night where local writers come together to share their work in a friendly environment.
Special guest J.S. Watts lives in the southernmost tip of Cambridgeshire. A poet and a novelist (as well as a short story writer) she has published two full poetry collections, two poetry pamphlets and three novels. The poetry pamphlets include the multi-award nominated “Songs of Steelyard Sue” (Lapwing Publications 2012). Her collections are “Cats and Other Myths” (Lapwing Publications 2011) and “Years Ago You Coloured Me” (Lapwing Publications 2016).
Her individual poems have appeared in a wide range of magazines in Britain and internationally, including Mslexia, Popshot, The Frogmore Papers, Poetry Salzburg and not forgetting the Fenland Reed and Fenland Poetry Journal. When not in lockdown she co-runs a writers’ group in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire. For further details about her writing and her books see https://www.jswatts.co.uk.
There will also be open mic slots for poems and stories, which you can sign up for on the night or in advance.
This event will be online via Zoom. Register in advance via Eventbrite here to receive the Zoom meeting details.