When? Every second Wednesday of the month.
Where? Usually we are based at our longtime home, The Poetry Cafe, but for the next six months, while the PC is undergoing renovations, we’ll be based at The Sun Pub: 21 Drury Lane (on the corner of Betterton Street so only a few yards from the Poetry Café), London WC2B 5RH
Time? 8.00 p.m. – £6.00 – £5.00 concessions With two brilliant features every month, and a warm atmosphere, why not come and sign up for the open mic session? Who are you likely to see? Aoife Mannix and Malika Booker, Editor of Sable Magazine Kadijah George-Sesay, novelist Adrienne Dines, and broadcaster/singer Jumoke Fashola, Sally Blackmore, Katrina Naomi, Izzy White and many more.
This is Loose Muse’s twelfth year and we’re always looking for ways to open the events up to new artists and increase our reach. So if you’re a female writer, songwriter, artist, poet, short story or flash fiction performer, please come along – your’e welcome.
In the past, we’ve commissioned four new pieces of work a year, putting together a series of highly regarded anthologies. Submissions are closed at the moment, but we hope to open them again in the very near future.
We’ve got plenty of events to look forward to this year…
LOOSE MUSE – London’s Premiere Women’s Writers Night
Well, I’ve now formally and officially become another year older, and have reached another milestone birthday (not going to say which milestone, although in my heart I’m still only 23!!). Much cake and chocolate was consumed, not to mention large quantities of vodka, and a good time was had by all. But am now back on the diet to undo all the damage of all that celebration. And the best antidote for dietary blues is another Loose Muse providing food for the soul, and two fabulous features.
Wednesday 12th April
The Sun Pub: 21 Drury Lane (on the corner of Betterton Street so only a few yards from the Poetry Café), London WC2B 5RH
8.00 p.m. – £6.00 – £5.00 concessions. Features this month are:
Leah Thorn is a spoken word poet, activist and lecturer published through performance, film and anthologies in England and the USA. She leads poetry workshops in prisons, and in 2012 with a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship, visited women’s correctional facilities across the US with dance & theatre companies, and in 2013 received Royal Society for Public Health Special Commendation Award for her contribution to Creative Arts and the Criminal Justice System. She has also produced two short poetry films with film-maker Clare Unsworth, about everyday sexism and the silencing of women through violence and exploitation.
Izzy White is a published poet with two collections of her work. She was a finalist in half a dozen competitions (BBC Proms, Bridport, Guernsey etc.) and, in her own words, ‘is truly, madly and deeply in love with the smell and taste of words. Watch out or she will steal yours, especially if they are a bit exotic! She writes mainly about cemeteries, airships, haggis, Lily Langtry and Osborne Godolphin’s neighbours. This time she is mostly visiting the Souk!’
Plus – Loose Muse Winchester’ – Monday 10th April @ the Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hants SO23 8SB – 7.30-9.30 p.m. – £6.00 on the door. This month instead of featured writers the session will be an Open Mic night, so all welcome to read their work. And while Sue Wrinch is away being poetical, Guest Host for April will be Bev Hooper.
Click here to see what our Loose Muse Winchester event is up to!
So come share the passion, share the joy!