Fen Speak open-mic night returns to Lynn

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Calling all writers … Fen Speak is returning to Lynn next week.

Fen Speak is the successful monthly open-mic event which takes place in Ely and Wisbech, hosted by Fenland poets Jonathan Totman, Elaine Ewart and Poppy Kleiser.

It has also toured to Lynn on two occasions and the organisers were so impressed with the wealth of local talent that they are bringing this event to the town for a third outing next Friday, November 27.

It will take place in the atmospheric Great Hall at Thoresby College in Queen Street; doors open at 7pm and the event will start at 7.30pm (use the entrance parallel to the river).

This is your chance to go along and read your own poetry, prose or monologues and develop your performance skills along the way. Each performer is given around three minutes for their work - there are a limited number of open-mic slots, so e-mail Sue Burge, poet and local organiser on skburge@outlook.com to book your space.

Sue said: “These evenings are always quite extraordinary, I can’t wait to see what people are going to bring along this time.

“Do sign up quickly if you want to read as you wouldn’t believe how many writers there are in Lynn. I would encourage you to come along and listen even if you don’t want to perform, as the event is always really inspiring as well as great entertainment and there’s no pressure at all to come up and read if you don’t want to.”

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.