JULY WORD CLUB will take place on Friday 29th July 2016, from 7.30 pm, at The Chemic Tavern, Leeds. Our headliners this month are Bill Fitzsimons, Julia Deakin and Ralph Dartford. We will be graced by the presence of some fabulous open micers too so come along and join us. 3 minute Open Mic slots are available on the night on a first come first serve basis but we usually fit everyone in.
Bill Fitzsimons, Dublin-born local poet, is a relative new-comer in poetry terms, writing his first poems in his late 50's. He is a founder member of a Leeds-based Irish writers group, Lucht Focail (Word People) and has read at various venues in Leeds and elsewhere. He has also had work published in Poetry Monthly and Aireings; read on local radio and been published in three group Anthologies – The Fifth Province, Triple Spiral and Views from the Lighthouse. He has just had his first pamphlet collection “Written on the Skin” published by Otley Word Feast Press.
Praised by poets as diverse as Simon Armitage, Anne Stevenson, Ian MacMillan and Michael Symmons Roberts, Julia Deakin has won numerous prizes and featured twice on Poetry Please.
Ralph Dartford hails from Basildon, Essex and is founder member of highly acclaimed spoken word collective ‘A Firm of Poets’. Ralph has been published in The Guardian, Stirring Magazine (US), Pulp Faction, Exterminating Angel Press (US) and London Territories. His first Collection, ‘Cigarettes, Beer and Love’ was published by Ossett Observer Presents in July 2013.
Friday 29th July 2016 from 7.30 pm. And remember, the first rule of WORD CLUB is: WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT WORD CLUB….SO SPREAD THE WORD!
The Chemic Tavern, 9 Johnston Street, Woodhouse, Leeds. LS6 2NG.