Oxford Poetry Library presents a brand new spoken word open mic night! Join us in the library on the first Tuesday of every month (starting July 5th) 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!
Each month we will also showcase the work of a particular creator with an extended set. In July, that will be Stilly’s Terrible Drawn Tales. Stilly has lived in Iffley, Oxford for the past 18 years. Originally from Yorkshire he is a storyteller, poet and illustrator who combines all three arts to create something both traditional and new. Imagine a magic lantern show with a powerpoint projector and you’re nearly there. Think of an episode of the Twilight Zone performed by Stanley Holloway, with pictures by Edward Gorey and words by Roald Dahl, and you’re not even close. Macabre settings, twisted endings and saucy tales to thrill, bewilder and amuse.
Our first session will happen on July 5th, 7.30pm (performers are advised to arrive by 7.15pm), at The Community Works (21 Park End St, OX1 1HU).
£5 entry, performers free.
There is no bar, but it is BYOB (wine and beer only, no spirits please!), and this event is 18+.
If you have any accessibility needs, we are an accessible building! But please drop us a line beforehand at email@example.com