10 Poets. 10 Minutes.

The Quiet Compere at Wolverhampton Original Literature Festival – Friday 27th January 2017

The Quiet Compere at Wolverhampton Original Literature Festival – Friday 27th January 2017

Tickets £4 or £3 concs - Available from Wolverhampton Art Gallery or through link here: https://www.theticketfactory.com/default/online/seatSelect.asp Quiet Compere events enlist great, established poets and emerging voices. The Quiet Compere introduces
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The sound of a stick trailed across railings or The Quiet Compere at Poetry Swindon

The sound of a stick trailed across railings or The Quiet Compere at Poetry Swindon

       Warning: This is longer than my usual blogs as it is trying to cover the Poetry Swindon weekend, rather than just Quiet Compere event. I knew before I arrived at
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The Quiet Compere at Poetry Swindon Festival :)

The Quiet Compere at Poetry Swindon Festival 🙂

Ten Poets. Ten minutes each. With two Comperes - Sarah L Dixon (The Quiet Compere) and Hilda Sheehan (not sure how quiet she will be ;))Check out the line-up here:
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Robin Williams, apple sorrow and elephants in every corner (the blog of Quiet Compere at Worcs LitFest 2016)

Robin Williams, apple sorrow and elephants in every corner (the blog of Quiet Compere at Worcs LitFest 2016)

Martin Driscoll and a committee were all at The Hive when I arrived after an afternoon of pootling around Worcester and welcomed me with wine and organisation, a happy combination and below are reviews of the guest poets and some lines I liked from support poets and open miccers.
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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...

The Quiet Compere events have a rare and lovely gentleness
John Darwin

Quiet Compere Poets

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