Lynn open mic night calls on poets and performers

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West Norfolk poets, writers and performers will want to sign up for a chance to meet, connect and share their work with a talented group at Fen Speak next weekend.

Held at Friends’ Meeting House in Lynn next Friday, the event is a series of Poetry and Spoken Word Open Mic Nights for those living in the Fens as part of the Fenland Poet Laureate Programme.

The Fen Speak team have created a supportive space for poets and writers to meet, connect, and share their work, and for one night only, it is coming to Lynn.

Performers and writers can read their poetry, prose, or monologues, and develop their performance skills along the way or just listen and enjoy talented local writers.

Lynn writer Sue Burge said: “Entry is free, though donations are very welcome, and writers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Best of all, there’s no obligation to perform, although we do encourage you to give it a try!

“Leanne Moden, Elaine Ewart and Poppy Kleiser will each be doing feature performances alongside the open mic spots. So if you’d like to hear a little bit more from each of these fantastic poets, then please do come along!”

There are only 20 three minute open mic slots available, to book, contact Sue Burge, who is helping to organise the evening, on

Doors will open at 7pm, for those who are undecided, you can also book upon arrival.

For those who want to flex their writing muscles, Sue will be teaching a full day workshop the next day, on Saturday, November 29, at the same venue at 38 Bridge Street.

The session will run from 10-5pm, costing £26 with tea, coffee and biscuits supplied. All participants are asked to bring along a contribution to a shared lunch.

The theme is The Joy of Brevity and will explore the many short forms of poetry and prose including flash fiction, prose poems, haiku, sonnets, mini-sagas, mini-reviews to hone your editing skills and encourage strong, concise writing.

You should contact Sue Burge on email to book a place at the session.