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SOUNDBITES – Monthly Poetry Open Mic Event on Zoom

We present a published guest poet each month and this month we’re delighted to welcome BECKY CHERRIMAN.

Becky Cherriman is a writer, workshop leader and performer based in Leeds. She believes that writing and the spoken word help us make sense of the world and our place in it, providing us with the tools to transform our lives. Her work has been named in prizes such as
the Women’s Poetry Competition 2019, The Ilkley Literature Festival Open Mic and the Forward Prize 2017, published by Seren, Mslexia, The North, Envoi, Stand and Bloodaxe and hung on umbrellas from a market square. She has a poetry pamphlet ‘Echolocation’ and collection ‘Empires of Clay’. She also writes fiction and for theatre and has collaborated regularly with other artists. For the last eighteen years, her main occupation has been connecting communities with creative writing and performance. She now works part-time for
the University of Leeds Lifelong Learning Centre as a Teaching Fellow in Professional Studies.

Photo: Layla Legard


We’re back on Zoom!

Sign up to October 2021 SOUNDBITES Poetry Open Mic Night. Monday 11 October at 7pm 

Click on this link to sign up. Cut off date Saturday 9 October
The link takes you to a simple form.  You must complete this 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.

Everyone welcome.

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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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