To read of course!
This is just a short post because I’m a bit busy. There’s only two days to go to my first time hosting an open mic evening and I’m feeling excited and nervous in equal measures. This time a year ago I’d never even read at such an event.
But this week, on Thursday 16th June, I will be introducing a host of talented local writers and poets Upstairs at The Globe in Warwick.
It’s all part of Shakespeare 400:History, Heritage & Faith, a programme of events centred around the special exhibition of a Shakespeare First Folio and a first edition of the King James Bible at St Mary’s Church in Warwick. I’m feeling especially honoured as other events in the programme have included a brilliant abridged version of Henry VI by the Playbox Theatre and a magical opening evening with Dame Judi Dench.
The idea behind my event is to bring together local writers and poets to share work inspired by Shakespeare or the Bible. We’ve got a great line up, a mix of poetry, short stories, drama, extracts from novels, a bit of creative non-fiction, and even a song. Some of the authors are veterans of the open-mic, some have much less experience – we may even have an open-mic virgin or two!
So please come along if you’re in the area on Thursday 16th June, from 7:30-10:00. You’ll find us Upstairs at the Globe, Theatre Street, Warwick. Did I mention the event is free? Just get yourself a drink from the bar and come on up.