Our January guest is:
Robin Houghton’s latest pamphlet All the Relevant Gods (2018) was a winner in the Cinnamon Press Pamphlet Competition. She is widely published in magazines and in numerous anthologies including The Best New British and Irish Poets 2017 (Eyewear). She won the New Writer Poetry Competition 2012, the Stanza Competition in 2014 and the Hamish Canham Prize in 2013. Her first poetry pamphlet The Great Vowel Shift (2015) was published by Telltale Press, the poets’ publishing collective she co-founded. She has also self-published a hand-made mini pamphlet, Foot Wear (2017) and has written three commissioned books on blogging. Her poetry blog is robinhoughtonpoetry.co.uk
Your host for the evening will be:
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 8th February 2019
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 2019 are: 11th January, 8th February, 8th March, 12th April, 10th May, 14th June, 12th July, 9th August, 13th September, 11th October, 8th November, 13th December.