Tuesday, September 02, 2008


Hi gang,


After the glorious clamminess of August, there is such a harvest festival of poetry in September that it really should arouse you all with rich words and fabulous inspiration …. So much to get the poetic heart throbbing….so many choices.   Both Loose Muse and Angel Poetry begin their fourth years of running – yes, count them folks….not 1, 2, 3, but FOURTH Birthday, which is a cause for celebration in itself.  But there are also a number of other gigs that I’m featuring in together with a abundance of other exceptional poetic talent, so please read right through to the end – you’ll be really sorry if you don’t.


To start with on Wednesday, 10th September there’s LOOSE MUSE at the Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2 (closest tube = Covent Garden).  This is London’s only regular event for women writers of all genres, with a warm and wonderful open mike sharing session, plus two featured writers each month.   Featured in September will be the fabulous Aoife Mannix , international writer with words that touch the parts other writers can’t reach, reading extracts from her first novel and exploring the move from poet to novelist. Also featuring will be the newcomer to Loose Muse Kate Noakes, bringing an avalanche of beautiful words from her first collection…a real treat.  The night starts at 8.00 p.m -  £5.00/£3.00 concs.  And there are plenty of chances for you to come read your own work in the open mike readings from the floor.   


Next we have ANGEL POETRY on Thursday 11th September kicking off as usual at 7.00 p.m.  This monthly poetry reading is at Borders Bookshop at the Angel in the N1 Centre Parkfield Street, London N1 – the shopping mall opposite Angel tube station.    We continue with a quadruple bill of feature poets in September, each with their unique own way of seeing the world and sharing their work.   First up is the Isaac Hayes of the poetry scene Baden Prince Junior, reading some of his most recent poetic takes on life in his world.  And keeping it in the family, this month a special treat with John Prince, a national treasure in his native Antigua, bringing his Caribbean days to vivid life in a poetry from his first collection.   Reading from a selection of poetry from her Survivors collection, is the indomitable Anne Cooper, always a pleasure to listen to with work of tremendous perception.  And finally, a Special Guest Poet Norbert Hirschhorn, sharing poetry from his latest collection published in Beirut, words of such razor-sharp perception they will leave you breathless. There are also floor spots available on the night, so just turn up and let me know you want to read.    


And as well as hosting the above two events, get your diaries out for the following gigs. 


1. Thursday 4th Septemberanother chance to see “What Not to do About the War…”, which I shall be performing with celebrated writers Ruth O’Callaghan and Rosemary Norman  at Ealing Library, 103 Ealing Broadway Centre, London W5 5JY.  Kick off at 6.30 p.m


2. Saturday 13th September – Literature Lounge Masterclass  working alongside the unique Anjan Saha, in another of his celebrated Masterclasses held at the Poetry Café, (22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, WC2.  Sessions from 11.00-3.30 p.m. - £30/£20 concessions.

I will be delivering a writing/performance workshop -  “Thinking Out of the Box” – guiding participants towards alternatives to the self-evident, and exploring how to get the best out of your writing by literally ‘thinking out of the box’.  


3. Wednesday 17th September – London Magazine launch at Express Excess, Haverstock Hill, opposite Chalk Farm tube.  Reading with a host of other poets whose work will be featured in the September edition.  Host – Paul Lyalls.  8.00 p.m. £5.00 


4. Thursday 25th September – ‘Or Some Art’s Autumn Exhibition - Reading at the Private View of this innovative emerging arts collective’s eagerly awaited new exhibition, led by textile artist Lucy Nicholson.  The Ada Street Gallery, Bethnal Green tube.  6.00-9.00 p.m. The Exhibition runs from 23rd - 28th September, 12.00-7.00 pm.  More information can be found at: http://orsomeart.googlepages.com/

5. Tuesday, 30th September – The Hothouse – A night of raunchy, radical, rich and rude performance poetry by 15 of the best women poets in London today.  Presented by Naomi Woddis, MC’d by Agnes Meadows.  7.00 p.m. £3.00 at the Cross Kings, 126 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 OAX.    Totally NOT TO BE MISSED.  All profits going to a women’s cancer charity. 


Hope to see you at one of these events or all of them – come share the passion, share the joy.


Love, always


Agnes Meadows

Host and fellow poet


PS : If you want to please do contact me at my work e, agnes.meadows@discover.org.uk



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