We're back with our first open mic of 2018, and two cracking guests to boot. Don't flipping miss it:
NATION OF SHOPKEEPERS, LEEDS
OPEN MIC SLOTS AVAILABLE
A multiple slam-winning Canadian poet, Rose's work is 'honest, unflinching and deeply human' (Dominic Berry, Glastonbury Poet in Residence 2017). She has performed across the UK, including supporting Shane Koyczan and Hollie McNish. Her show 'How To Starve An Artist' was Saboteur's Runner Up Best Spoken Word Show 2017. Rose hosts Queenie’s Coffee House Nights at the Lawrence Batley Theatre and runs creative writing workshops for young people and adults. www.rosecondo.net
Geneviève L. Walsh is a Yorkshire-raised Londoner and writer of poetry that 'shines an unforgiving light on contemporary life and manners, doing so with words which are full of sometimes shocking honesty' (WF Live). She’s taken her work about alienation, inebriation and pop music to every kind of stage from tiny backstreet pubs to major festivals since her stage debut in 2012.
Walsh hosts and coordinates Spoken Weird, the event she founded in 2013, which currently stands as Halifax’s longest-running, loudest and most eclectic poetry night. She was the first female core member of A Firm of Poets, the nationally acclaimed spoken word organisation with whom she performed, hosted and ran workshops for four years. After her fifth performance anniversary, 2017 saw Walsh joining two Mancunian arts organisations, namely Afflecks Creatives and the seven-year-strong Stirred Collective.
Her début solo collection, The Dance of a Thousand Losers [Flapjack Press], was released in March 2017, and immediately taken on a countrywide tour of thirty-two venues. The collection has been described by Henry Normal as ‘keen and urgent with an untamed beauty - like a puma caught under a streetlight’.