7pm - workshop lead by Angela France
8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poet: Jennifer A McGowan
Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
Waged £5, unwaged £3
Jennifer A. McGowan obtained her MA and PhD from the University of Wales.
Despite being certified as disabled at age 16 with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, she has
persevered and has published poetry and prose in many magazines and anthologies on
both sides of the Atlantic, including Pank and The Rialto. She won the Geoff Stevens
Memorial Prize 2014, which led to her first full collection, The Weight of Coming
Home, being published by Indigo Dreams. She has also been commended in the
YorkMix poetry competition and Highly Commended in the prestigious Torbay Poetry
Competition and the Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition amongst others. Life
in Captivity and Sounding, her pamphlets, are available through Finishing Line Press.
Her website, with more poetry and examples of her mediaeval calligraphy, can befound at http://www.jenniferamcgowan.com