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This Is Just To Say: spoken word open mic
February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm£5
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.
This month, we will be theming our evening’s proceedings on TIME. Bring your timeliest writing on the subject of time: its passing, wasting it, spending it, the good times, the bad times, and everything in between.
Every month we feature a performer with a slightly extended set and this month’s featured performer to grace our stage is Alan Buckley. Alan Buckley is a poet, editor, and poetry tutor. He was brought up on Merseyside, and now lives in Oxford. He is the author of two pamphlets – Shiver (2009) and The Long Haul (2016) – and his first full collection, Touched, was published by HappenStance in 2020. His work has been highly commended in the Forward and Bridport prizes. For many years he ran events locally featuring both poetry and music, and is one of the stand-in hosts for Oxford’s Catweazle Club, which he has performed at regularly since 2004. He was a founding editor of the award-winning pamphlet publisher ignitionpress (based at Oxford Brookes). He co-ran a live literature project at HMP Grendon from 2006 to 2007, and between 2011 and 2019 was a First Story Writer-in-Residence at several schools in Oxfordshire.
Slots are 5 minutes long, and performers sign up on the door – first come, first served! Performers entry is free!
All very welcome to just come and listen. This event is non-ticketed, with entry £5 on the door (£2 concessions/Patreon patrons).
Doors at 7.30pm (performers advised to arrive a little earlier, at 7pm!)
Note: there is no bar but the event is BYOB (wine and beer only, no spirits please!) and this event is 18+