Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Sunday, 14th March, 2010, doors open 6.30pm, readings from 7.30pm, FREE
Wilde's Wine Bar,
The Parade,
Leamington Spa,

With special-guest poets Luke Kennard, Myra Connell and Matt Merritt. This event is also the Leamington launch of Myra Connell's pamphlet, From The Boat.

Luke Kennard is an award-winning poet, critic, dramatist and research student at the University of Exeter. His first collection of prose poems The Solex Brothers was published by Stride Books. He has worked as regional editor for Succour, a bi-annual journal of poetry and short fiction and as an associated reader for The Kenyon Review. He won an Eric Gregory Award in 2005.
"Recent Salt books include an outstanding first collection of poems and prose by Luke Kennard, The Harbour Beyond the Movie. His language is exciting and it feels to me that he’s a truly 21st-century writer, taking inspiration from all over the place, unafraid of barriers and conventions." Ian McMillan - The Times

Matt Merritt lives near Leicester, England. His first full collection, Troy Town, was published in March 2008 by Arrowhead Press, and his chapbook, Making The Most Of The Light, was published in 2005 by Happenstance Press.

Myra Connell’s first collection of poems, A Still Dark Kind of Work, was published by Heaventree Press in 2008. Her poems have appeared in various magazines, and her short stories in two collections from Tindal Street Press, Her Majesty and Are You She? She lives in Birmingham and has two grown-up sons.

Open Mic – share your poetry at this Shindig! Sign up for open mic slots on the door.

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