10 Poets. 10 Minutes.

Morecambe Poetry Festival Saturday 23rd September 2023 – Quiet Compere showcase

Showcase poets - Nina Lewis, Kathryn Millington, Ben Willems, Sarah L Dixon and Trystan Lewis. NINA LEWIS Nina Lewis is based in the Midlands. She has two pamphlets Fragile Houses (2016)...
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Medway River Lit Quiet Compere Write up from 2nd June 2023

Belated blog due to access issues to my website - Events were 1st-4th June 2023Workshop - games and play-themed went well. Lots of random photos from the 3 days I...
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The Quiet Compere Live and Online 2022 Tour Finale and photo albums of random parts of the tour

We did it!! And I made it to everyone and thoroughly enjoyed splitting some of the responsibility and tasks with my co-hosts and Nina, Super online event Tech. Co-hosts were...
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Bristol Blog – Bath retreat, Banksy, brilliant venue and dog cuddles – plus lots of poetry and an after party

Co-host and performer, Caleb Parkin From Caleb’s book All the cancelled parties my favourites in it were Peacebuilding, Ridgeway, What we animals do and Almanac of Lunar Songs. I didn't...
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Quiet Compere events enlist great, established poets and emerging voices. The Quiet Compere introduces them with little fanfare so the poems (and not the poet's track record) tell you all you need to know.

The Quiet Compere format invites ten poets to read for ten minutes each, mixing page and performance, experimental and nature, quiet emotional and flat-out arms-wide passion.

Read what they all say...

You set a little powder keg under the palm tree and encourage the evening’s castaways to light the fuse. You’re terrific. My, but you work so hard and affectionately at this game of the imagination.

Adrian Mealing, The Very Grimm Brothers and UK Touring (tour company for Roger McGough, Ian McMillan, Andrew Motion and more)

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