Our guest poet is Jane Commane:
Jane Commane was born in Coventry and lives and works in Warwickshire. Her first full-length collection, Assembly Lines, was published by Bloodaxe in February 2018. She is editor at Nine Arches Press, co-editor of Under the Radar magazine, co-organiser of the Leicester Shindig poetry series, and is co-author (with Jo Bell) of How to Be a Poet, a creative writing handbook. In 2017 she was awarded a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship.
Your host for the evening will be Becci Louise:
Becci Louise is a writer, storyteller and performer who marauds around the south east of England spreading words, usually in poetry form, to those who need them most. She is a regular performer as festivals such as the Wise Words Festival and the Reading Fringe Festival, and has also performed her work at the Roundhouse, Camden, where she was a resident artist for two years. Her first poetry play ‘A City of Foxes’ was awarded the Reading Fringe Award in 2015 for ‘a show that moved and inspired its audience’. Since then, she has received arts council support for her work on three separate occasions and looks forward to writing more poetic work for the stage. Her debut collection of verse-stories, ‘Octopus Medicine’, was published by Two Rivers Press in September, 2017, and is available from Waterstones’ website. She is normally to be found wearing octopus print, teacup earrings and a dragon necklace, because you can never be too careful.
PS, the following Poets’ Café will be on 10th August 2018
Doors open at 8.00 pm. Entry costs £5 and £4 for concessions.
The evening is scheduled to end at 10.30 pm.
Photographs of the event may be taken for use on social media.
If you are interested in joining our Stanza, please let me know. More details can be found here.
Dates for 2018 are: 12th January, 9th February, 9th March, 13th April, 11th May, 8th June, 13th July, 10th August, 14th September, 12th October, 9th November, 14th December.