Poetry at the Parsonage Open Mic

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A chance to share your poems

July 29th 2018 12:00pm - 04:00pm

A chance to share your poems

We’re delighted to welcome back Poetry at the Parsonage comperes Mark Connor and Gill Lambert for a day of Brontë-themed open mic. Mark’s debut poetry pamphlet, Life is a Long Song was published by OWF Press in 2015, and his first full-length poetry collection, Nothing is Meant to be Broken, was published in 2017 by Stairwell Books. Mark’s debut novel, Stickleback, was published by Armley Press in 2016, and was longlisted for The Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize 2016. His second novel, Tom Tit and the Maniacs, is out now with Armley Press.

Gill Lambert is a poet, teacher, and creative writing facilitator from Yorkshire. She has been published widely both online and in print and won the 2016 Ilkley Literature Festival Open Mic competition. Gill’s debut pamphlet, Uninvited Guests, was published by Indigo Dreams in September 2017 and her first full collection will be published  next year.

Free entry.
Mark and Gill co-compere at Word Club, Leeds and are looking forward to  returning to the Parsonage to help us celebrate Emily’s birthday weekend. Poems with a Brontë link are particularly welcome but not compulsory, so feel free to be creative! Please email katarzyna.mc@bronte.org.uk before 14 July to enter the draw for the open mic. 

All events over the birthday weekend will take place in a specially constructed marquee in Parson's Field behind the Brontë Parsonage Museum, except for the premier of Lily Cole's new film, Balls, which will take place at the West Lane Baptist Centre. Parson's Field can be accessed by a gate to the right hand side of the Brontë Parsonage Shop, towards the footpath to the moors.
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