Thursday, 30 May 2013

couldn't resist

Date: 8th June
Entry: free
Open Mic Event
Winners of the Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize Julie Maclean ( When I saw Jimi ) and Terry Quinn ( The Amen of Knowledge ) launch their collections on the 8th June at The Barlow Theatre. Julie lives on the Surf Coast, Australia but was born and grew up in Bristol and this retrospective collection sparks through those times. Terry lives in Preston, Lancashire and his everyday language covering ordinary subject matters have a subtext which has become the hallmark of his poetry.

Together they will attempt to find common ground when they tackle similar issues from their books but will also read separately and there will be open mic slots throughout the afternoon.

The prize was instigated by Indigo Dreams Publishing in commemoration of Geoff Stevens, editor of Purple Patch ( national treasure, the Guardian ) Black Country poet and artist and after a break for refreshments Geoff’s poetry and artwork will be on display with selections from his poetry being read. There will also be an open mic for his poet friends to add to their memories with poetry readings.

The event starts at 2-00pm (doors open at 1-00pm) with the evening session beginning at 7-00pm.
Venue Details:
     at Barlow Theatre - 2.00pm
Address: 3, Spring Walk, Oldbury, B69 4SP, GB

1 comment:

  1. This was a fabulous event thanks to lovers of Stevens poetry and friends of the Barlow Theatre.

    No thanks, however, go to the so called writer who took the open mic with the gusto of a thirsty vampire and sucked for half an hour. She sucked the life out of me for one.

    There must be strict time limits for open mic sessions. 3 minutes per person is generous