Monday, September 05, 2011


Monday, September 12th, 2011, 7.30pm, £3 (£2 Student/OAP)
The Sozzled Sausage,
Leamington Spa
CV32 4NX

This month we are delighted to have the Birmingham Poet Laureate Roy McFarlane.

Roy was inaugurated as Birmingham Poet Laureate, October 2010. He was born in Birmingham of Jamaican parentage and spent most of his former years living in Wolverhampton. As Resident Poet at Starbucks (2007), a solo performer and a member of the New October Poets, he has performed in numerous venues, sharing the stage with poets such as Roi Kwabena, Fred D’Aguiar and Talking Brothers. He is a regular with City Voices and Writers without Borders. Roy has had poems published in anthologies and in magazines, such as Under the Radar. Furthermore he has had a short story Conversation with an Ant published in Original Skin  and his play For the Love of Auset premiered at The Drum, Aston, in June 2007. At present, he is studying a MA in Writing at the National Academy of Writing, Birmingham City University as well as captivating audiences with his powerful  poetry performance.

'A charismatic, powerful, engaging performer...  an enormously likeable manner augers well for the coming months.'
Gary Longdon: review in Behind the Arras

With open mic support from…….yes……YOU!
Come and share your poems or enjoy the talent of others- seasoned poets & first time performers most welcome!

If you would like to know more about the night, please email

Look forward to seeing you there!

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