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‘Scratchers’ are guest feature at Beyond Words

The London-based poetry collective, Poets Scratching Heads, were guest feature at this month’s Beyond Words – South London’s newest spoken word venue, based at The Gipsy Hill Tavern.

Four out of a collective of six ‘Scratchers’ were able to be there on Tuesday night and wow a lively audience with poems about life, love and the universe (and a sheep too!) Claire Booker, Barry Jones, Natasha Morgan and Caroline Vero shared some of  their gems (and new stuff too).  There will be further opportunities to hear them, and fellow ‘Scratchers’ Chris Delaney and Cath Kane, next year.

Beyond Words happens every first Tuesday of the month, and has a generous open mic spot of up to 5 minutes for anyone who wishes to share their poetry, drama, fiction or music.  The Gipsy Hill Tavern is only 1 minute walk from Gipsy Hill train station (served by Victoria and London Bridge trains).

Venue: The Gipsy Hill Tavern, 79 Gipsy Hill Tavern, SE19 1QH. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Entry fee £4/£3 (concessions).

For more information on Beyond Words please contact:  beyond.words@aol.co.uk

For more information on Poets Scratching Heads please contact: bookerplays@yahoo.co.uk or check out  http://www.bookerplays.co.uk

Sperm Vampire takes wing at Loose Muse launch

Thanks to the verve and sheer gung-ho brilliance of Loose Muse founder Agnes Meadows (plus some very handy Arts Council funding) – another Loose Muse anthology came wriggling and squealing into the world last week.

And after a stiff drink and a deep breath, Claire Booker took to the stage at Cotton’s, Clerkenwell, to give a no-holds barred reading of her short play ‘Sperm Vampire’ at the launch party.

The latest edition of Loose Muse features poetry, prose and drama from 35 women writers living as far afield as Greece, Australia, Spain and the USA.  Highlights include poetry by Sue Johns, Cath Drake and Poets Scratching Heads’ member, Natasha Morgan, plus stories by Isabel White and Naomi Woddis.  A second play by Claire (Rainbow Baby) is also included.

Loose Muse is London’s premier Women’s Writing event that meets every second Wednesday of the month (excl. August) at the Poetry Cafe, Betterton Street, Covent Garden.  It offers a generous 5 minute open mic for any woman writer to show their work, together with UK and international invited guest readers.  Men are very welcome to attend as members of the audience. For more information about Loose Muse events and publications, please visit:http://www.loose-muse.com

To buy a copy of the Loose Muse anthology, please visit:http://www.flippedeye.net

Natasha Morgan performs at Cotton’s

Loose Muse anthology launch – waiting for kick off