Monday, August 08, 2011


Monday, 22nd August, 2011, 7.30pm onwards, FREE
The Western,
70 Western Road,

Nine Arches Press & Crystal Clear Creators present: Leicester Shindig!

WITH SPECIAL GUEST WRITERS: Deborah Tyler-Bennett, Alex Plasatis, Roy Marshall and Matt Merritt

Deborah Tyler-Bennett's latest collection is Revudeville, and her chapbook, Mytton... Dyer... Sweet Billy Gibson, three poetry portraits, came out from Nine Arches in 2011. In 2010 Smokestack published Pavilion, a volume set in Brighton and full of images of dandies. In 2010 she was a Poetry Lives Here Resident Writer at Keats House.

Roy Marshall has been writing songs and poems since childhood. His first ever spoken word performance was at WORD! In 2009. He has since been published in a number of magazines and has a pamphlet forthcoming in 2012. His website is roymarshall.

Matt Merritt is a poet and wildlife journalist from Leicester. Nine Arches Press published his second collection of poems, hydrodaktulopsychicharmonica, in November 2010.

Alex Plasatis is an exophonic writer undertaking a Creative Writing Ph.D at De Montfort University. He has co-edited the third volume of Hearing Voices, performed his writing in various venues, and has a story forthcoming in Coffee House Magazine. He is currently working on his first novel.

Sign up for the Open Mic on the door.

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