Monday, October 17, 2011


Monday, 24th October, 2011, 7.30pm, FREE
The Western,
70 Western Road,

Nine Arches Press & Crystal Clear Creators present Leicester Shindig!

with Mal Dewhirst, Jane Commane, Charles Lauder and Wayne Burrows.

Charles Lauder, Jr, was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and now lives in south Leicestershire. His poems have appeared in both British and American journals, and in spring 2012 his debut pamphlet will be published by Crystal Clear Creators.

Wayne Burrows’ first collection Marginalia (Peterloo) appeared in 2001, and the latest, a sequence based on Francis Quarles’ Emblems, was published by Shoestring in 2009. His work recently featured in Said & Done: New Writing from Brittle Star (2011) and he is currently working on new material for artist Neville Gabie's The Orchard Project. He took over editorship of Staple magazine in 2008 and lives in Nottingham.

Jane Commane is Co-editor of Nine Arches Press and Under the Radar magazine. She was born in Coventry in 1983 and lives in Warwickshire. Her poetry has most recently featured in Best British Poetry 2011 (Salt) and also in Iota, Anon and Tears in the Fence magazines.

Mal Dewhirst is a poet, writer and film maker. He is the lead poet on the Polesworth Poets Trail. His poems explore themes relating to the spirit of place and have been published in magazines and anthologies. He is currently working on his first full collection.

Sign up for the Open Mic on the door.

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