Friday, May 28, 2010

MILTON KEYNES: Tongue In Chic anthology launch

Saturday, June 12th, 2010, FREE
Central Library,
Milton Keynes

Reflections from Mirror City is a new poetry collection which features the best of the current scene in Milton Keynes. Tongue in Chic is a regular open mic poetry event which acts as a showcase for local writers and brings in professional poets.

This same ethos is carried forward in the book as local scribes are next to some of the country’s leading poets such as John Hegley, Zena Edwards, AF Harrold, Niall O’Sullivan and Paul Lyalls. Founder of Tongue in Chic Mark Niel sees the book as a natural extension of the regular events held at Madcap:

“It’s been a privilege to watch local poets grow in confidence and stature over the last couple of years. The inspiration gained by watching our guest poets has been plain to see. MK Poets have raised their game and can now be seen regularly performing at different events and festivals all over the country. “Reflections from Mirror City” is both a testament and a showcase for their talents. I’d like to thank Arts Gateway MK for their financial support which has made the anthology a viable project”.

There will be readings from local poets and other poetry activities throughout the day.

The adventure won’t stop there as Tongue in Chic is hitting the road over the summer when they take a showcase to the Buxton Fringe Festival from 16 to 18 July.

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