Thursday, June 21, 2012

Next Buzzwords, Sunday July 1st

Next Buzzwords: Sunday, 1st July at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham

 Workshop 7pm run by Miki Byrne
Guest reading and open mic 8pm

Guest Poets - Miki Byrne and Nick Alexander

£5 waged, £3 unwaged

Miki Byrne
 Miki has  BA Hons. Degree in Three Dimensional design and a Post Graduate degree in Education. She  is the author of poetry collections ‘Nice-bits & Hissy-fits’ and ‘Mackerel Sky’. Miki has had work included in over 120 poetry magazines and anthologies. She has won prizes for her poetry and has read on both Radio and TV and judged poetry competitions. She has had ten short stories published to date and contributes articles to magazines. She draws inspiration from past careers which include teaching, being a Jeweller, a music business manager and a percussionist. She also lived on a narrow-boat for many years. Her new collection ‘Flying Through Houses’ will be available from Indigo Dreams Press in the autumn. View Miki’s poems and stories on her

Nick Alexander
Nick is an amateur poet living in Ledbury. He has published three physical volumes of poetry; I’ve Already Spent It (2004); For Reasons of Space (2006); and Excavations of Eternity (2009), the latter being a collaboration with Ledbury artist Jeanette McCulloch, firstly as an exhibition and then as a limited edition, fully illustrated, book.He has twice had programme events in the Ledbury Poetry Festival, most recently in 2011 with The Talking Wall, a reading to accompany a series of poster poems he developed with Ledbury printer Martin Clark. He also writes songs and perform in a local band, Echo Road, and has recently branched into prose. He has published his most recent collection of poetry online through Kindle – The Talking Wall (2011) - and have added an online sampler called Almost Free (2011), which includes poetry, song lyrics and short stories, most of which have not been published elsewhere.
Nick now wishes to explore possibilities for performance, and is always looking for opportunities to collaborate.