Well, this is the end of another hectic week and I’m really starting to feel like I could do with a little break, or at least a little time to just write. But that’ll come. I’m almost up to date, which means that those people who are waiting for things from me won’t have to wait much longer. Almost, almost there.


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And I received this yesterday from the fab Jenn Ashworth, who’s doing a terrific job with the Preston Writing Network:

Word Soup #3: The Poetry Edition 
@ The New Continental Events Space, South Meadow Lane, Preston 
01772 499207
£3 on the door 7.30pm – 10pm – Tuesday 23rd June

Up until now our focus has been on prose but for 
Word Soup #3 we’re focusing exclusively on poetry. We’ve three great performance poets booked to perform (see below) and – in a change to our usual format, have open mike spots available to book on the night. 

Each open mike slot will be for three minutes, and unlike our first two nights, there is no theme – the night is completely open to new and emerging talent. 

Sarah Miller is a playwright and performing poet.  She recently performed for Apples & Snakes at PUSH in Contact, Manchester and at the Spoken Word Open Mic in the Brewery, Kendal.  Sarah is influenced by youth culture,  overhearing conversations and  Barrow-in-Furness where she lives.  Her plays Asboy, Ice Baby and Surfacing were recently toured by the Ashton Group Young Apprentice Actors.

Gary Bridgens is new to the spoken word scene but has been performing as a clown and street performer for 20 yrs.  He took part in Superheroes of Slam which was his first slam last year and got through to the semi final.  Since then he has impressed audiences with his witty banter and fast patter uke numbers.  He has been support act to internationally renowned Polar Bear and he’s been a guest performer and compere for Apples & Snakes in Cumbria. 

Ann the Poet has been performing poetry in pubs, theatres and at festivals for fifteen years.  She was the Poet Laureate for South Cumbria in 2006.  She’s a regular compère at the Brewery spoken word nights and at Solfest.  She published her collectionSynesthestic last year.  She features on the poetry/sonic art net albums The Resting Bench by Ann Wilson and Clutter and The Resting Bench Remix Projects 1, 2 and 3 which can be downloaded free at www.earthmp.com   For more info on Ann the poet or to sign up to her mailing list visit www.annthepoet.com

Word Soup is Preston Writing Network event. For more information, go to www.prestonwritingnetwork.blogspot.com.



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And that is all. Have a top weekend, folks.


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