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This Is Just To Say: spoken word open mic

April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


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! Performers entry is free!

This month, the theme of the evening is WHATEVER THE WEATHER. So bring your storms, your rainy days, your sunshine, your thunder and lightning, your droughts – metaphorical or literal!

Every month we feature a performer with a slightly extended set and this month’s featured performer to grace our stage is Vanessa Lampert. Vanessa had her first poem published in 2019 at the age of 55. So excited by this was she that she kept at it and has since won the Café Writers prize, the Edward Thomas prize, the Sentinel prize and the Ver Poetry prize twice and come second in the Fish, Yeovil, Oxford Brookes, Ware, and Kent & Sussex prizes. She was commended in the National Poetry Competition 2020 and listed in 2021. Her pamphlet ‘On Long Loan’ was published by Live Canon in 2020. Her first full collection ‘Say It With Me’ will be published by Seren in April 2023 and is nominated for The Forward First Collection prize. In the same book she also has a nomination in the Best Single Poem category.

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 from 7pm!)

Note: we have a bar available on the night courtesy of Lula’s Ethiopian Cuisine, so this event is no longer BYOB!


April 4
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


The Community Works
21 Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HH United Kingdom
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