Fen Speak open-mic night for West Norfolk poets

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Fen Speak, the highly successful monthly open-mic event which takes place in Ely and Wisbech, comes on tour to Lynn twice a year.

And the next event at Thoresby College great hall, Queen Street, is being held next Friday, June 3; doors open at 7pm and readings will start at 7.30pm.

Fen Speak is hosted by local poets and former Fenland Poet Laureates Jonathan Totman, Elaine Ewart and Poppy Kleiser and supported by ADeC and Atelier East as part of the Fenland Poet Laureate Programme.

The Lynn events are always well-attended with a wealth of local talent to enjoy, so here’s your chance to go along to read your own poetry, prose or monologues in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, developing your performance skills along the way.

Each performer is given around three minutes to read their work. There are a limited number of open-mic slots and to book you should email Sue Burge on skburge@outlook.com

Sue Burge said: “I’m always amazed at the standard of writing at these events, there are so many talented writers in this area.

“We are delighted to have Elisabeth Sennitt Clough as our featured poet this time. Liz is based in Dersingham and is a wonderful poet. She has a pamphlet coming out soon so this is a chance to hear a preview of some of the poems.”

All ages and abilities are welcome and entry is free though donations are very much appreciated to cover costs and refreshments will be on sale throughout the evening.