The latest Leicester Shindig, part of Nine Arches Press's ongoing series, takes place at the usual venue, The Looking Glass (on the corner of Braunstone Gate and Narborough Road), next Monday, 14th June.
As usual, it's all free and there are readings from Jacqui Rowe, Deborah Tyler-Bennett and George Ttoouli.
Jacqui Rowe’s poems have been published extensively in magazines, including Mslexia, Tears in the Fence and Poetry Review. Her latest collection is Apollinaire (Perdika Press). She is co-editor of Flarestack Poets, one of whose titles is shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award and also an independent producer of literature events and works as a writer in schools.
Deborah Tyler-Bennett’s first collection was Clark Gable in Mansfield (King’s England, 2003). Her latest collection, Pavilion, is set in Brighton and on Dandies Pavilion and is published by Smokestack Books. She had work included in Shoestring’s Take Five (2003), and has published over 400 poems and short fictions. Recently, a selection of her work has been translated and broadcast on Romanian radio.
George Ttoouli is an Honorary Teaching Fellow for the Warwick Writing Programme. He co-edits Gists and Piths with Simon Turner, an experiment in poetry e-zining, and he is Reviews Editor for Horizon Review. His debut collection, Static Exile, is now available from Penned in the Margins.
There'll be plenty of open mic slots available - sign up on the door if you fancy taking part. The first couple of Leicester Shindigs have been notable for the quality of the open mic-ers, including plenty of first-timers, so give it a go.
In the meantime, I'll be posting a review of George Ttoouli's Static Exile at the weekend - keep reading...