This Is Just To Say: spoken word open mic
December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm£5
Oxford Poetry Library presents its monthly spoken word open mic night! Join us in the library on the first Tuesday of every month to enjoy all manner of word-weaving, story-sharing, and spell-casting.
We welcome poets, storytellers, and writers of all kinds to share their work (or the work of others) in a safe, supportive, and inclusive space. Slots are 5 minutes long, and performers sign up on the door – first come, first served!
Every month we feature a performer with a slightly extended set and this month’s featured performer to grace our stage is F.K.V. Moll (‘Cesca’ to her friends). Cesca is a novelist, mental health advocate and yarn enthusiast based in Oxford. She has known she was destined to be a fantasy writer ever since her parents gave her three initials, and from an early age has been reconciling her love for Tolkien’s work with being the sort of opinionated, bossy woman that would make the man himself very cross.
Join us as Cesca reads an extract from her debut novel, True North, for the very first time. Its heroine, Frida, has a lot she hasn’t been able to say, and perhaps you do too? Maybe there’s a truth you’ve never spoken, a secret you’ve never told, or a rant that you’re just dying to get off your chest?
The session’s theme will be ‘Breaking our silence’ and we encourage seasoned performers and total beginners alike to join us for an evening focussed on things too long unsaid. If you’ve been meaning to perform for a while but haven’t quite plucked up the courage, take this as your sign to speak up and let whatever it is you need to share out into the world!
Our next session will happen on December 9th, 7.30pm (performers are advised to arrive from 7pm), at The Community Works (21 Park End St, OX1 1HU).
£5 entry (£2 concessions), performers free. Cash only!
There will be a bar at this event, so it is no longer BYOB!
The building is accessible, but if you have any specific access needs, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand!