Winchester & London poetry events – 9 & 11 Jan

From Agnes Meadows

Hi gang,

As I prepare this, I’m looking out of my window at a pale pink and turquoise winter’s sky and hoping that 2017 will not be quite as difficult as the last year, and that we all enjoy a more gracious and joyful new year.  And we’re certainly starting off the Loose Muse calendar with some excellent poetry by two outstanding writers to get us into the mood to make this year a better, brighter one.

LOOSE MUSE – London’s Premiere Women’s Writers Night will be on January 11th the second Wednesday of each month – Upstairs @  The Sun Pub, 21 Drury Lane (on the corner of Betterton Street),  London WC2B 5RH – 8.00 p.m. – doors open from 7.30 pm.  £6.00/£5.00 concessions.  Features this month will be:

Claire Dyer is featuring at Loose Muse for the first time.  Her poetry collections, Interference Effects and Eleven Rooms are published by Two Rivers Press. Her novels are published by Quercus. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, University of London, teaches creative writing at Bracknell & Wokingham College and runs Fresh Eyes, a critiquing and editorial service. Her website is
Angela Brodie is a poet/writer and performer who grew up in a seafaring family in Hull, and was a linguist and teacher in Russia and the UK, before training as a psychologist and in theatre arts.  She co-founded ‘Beyond Words’ a supportive event for both new readers and established poets.  She also organises spoken word and music events for the Crystal Palace Festival.  Tonight she will be performing her series of poems Salt Music’, the story of the heart of the fishing industry in Hull, with especially composed musical accompaniment by

Steve Halliwell who was a founder member of Hulltruck, and is a composer, and multi-instrumentalist with extensive theatre and rock experience, before becoming an English teacher.  He founded LiTTLe MACHiNE setting famous poems to music, and has collaborated with Carol Ann Duffy and Roger McGough.

Plus….Loose Muse Winchester’ – Monday 9th January @ the Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hants SO23 8SB – 7.30-9.30 p.m. – £6.00 on the door.  Featuring award-winning Bloodaxe poet Helen Ivory, and writer of psychological novels Amanda Jennings, both reading fromn their work. Hosted as always by Sue Wrinch.

Plus there will the usual open mic to share your work at both these events.

So come share the passion, share the joy!

Agnes Meadows

Host & Coordinator – Loose Muse Women’s Writers Night(s)

E:   M: 07789-901-667 –

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