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SOUNDBITES – Monthly Poetry Open Mic Event – on Zoom

This month’s guest poet is  MATTHEW HEDLEY STOPPARD.

Matthew lives in Otley, West Yorkshire, where he is the UK’s first official Town Poet. His first collection, ‘A Family Behind Glass’ (Valley Press), was a Guardian Readers’ Book of the Year. His poems have appeared in Butcher’s Dog, Iota, Magma, The Morning Star and Shearsman, and he has appeared on programmes for BBC Radio 3, 4 and 6. His second full collection of poetry, ‘The Garland King’, also published by Valley Press in November 2020, explores the traditional customs and rituals of the working/labouring classes. Twitter: @MHStoppard / Insta: @mhstoppard

Matthew Hedley Stoppard has a book coming out in November on Valley Press called The Garland King

To take part in the Zoom sessions either as an open mic poet or audience member, you will need an invite – please click here to take you to the form

Signing up will 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.

This is a great way to keep sharing poetry and to keep Soundbites in people’s minds. It will also help us to get going when we are ready to go live again.

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Everyone welcome.

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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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