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SOUNDBITES – Monthly Poetry Open Mic Event – on Zoom.

The guest poet this month is LINDA MARSHALL – Linda Marshall has had two collections of poetry published, Brakken City (Fighting Cock
Press, 1997) and Half-Moon Glasses (Flux Gallery Press, 2009). For many years she was co-editor of Aireings poetry magazine. In 2012 she received a commission to write a poem in celebration of the centenary of Cottage Road Cinema, and in 2013 she took part in the Leeds Lieder event, working with a composer to create a song-poem. Linda has also written a series of poems – interpretations of Lilliane Gosling’s Theyyam paintings, and she collaborated in a joint exhibition with the artist at Trinity Church in Leeds City Centre.

A onetime member of Pennine Poets, she is now involved with Lucht Focail, a group of Irish writers, and has taken part in many readings in and around Leeds. Her poems have been published in the Otley Word Feast anthologies and recently on Heartlines website. Considered a bard of Headingley, she has had poems displayed in local cafés. She is looking
forward to the publication of her new poetry collection, Cloud Cuckoo Café by Yaffle Press.

To take part in the Zoom sessions either as an open mic poet or audience member, you will need an invite – please click on this link to access the form  –  which you need to complete to be sent the invitation to the Zoom session and to let us know if you want an open mic slot. Signing up includes your agreement to use your email address to send you the Zoom link and to keep you informed of any Soundbites related information. We would not make any other use of it or pass it on to anyone else. No recording would be published without the consent of the participants. Cut off date for signing up is Saturday 12th September

Everyone welcome.


This is a great way to keep sharing poetry and to keep Soundbites in peoples’ minds.
It will also help us to be ready to start again when the time is right.

This cannot happen without you so please support us!

Thanks and good wishes from the Soundbites Team
Cate, Barbara, Jackie, Myrna and Howard.


There is no charge for taking part but, if you wish to, here is a link to the HEART Crowdfunder page where you can make a donation: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/support-heart-through-this-uncertain-time


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