Well here we are again just a few days away from our next meetup – Tuesday 2nd, from 8:00pm at St John’s Yard as per. Between our last meeting and this one we had a little outing to Javabean Café for Read Your Words, and what a lovely evening it was too, with a mix of poetry and prose readings and some stuff in between that was neither fish nor fowl, as it were. I like to call it “prose poetry”, but that’s probably a bit of a stretch…
Anyhoo, it was a grand night out and made all the more enjoyable for some new faces and virgin readers, all of whom acquitted themselves splendidly, with not a single virgin sacrificed.
There will be more poetry and live readings (including some reet good proper performance poets from the London circuit) at Word Up later in the month, and several of the Tunbridge Wells Writers will undoubtedly be tossing their hats into the ring for the slam section of the evening. For those too lazy to click on (or too stooopid to have recognised) the link, that’s on the 17th at the Tunbridge Wells Forum. It’s also listed on the events Calendar in the R/H sidebar. It would be lovely if you joined us and the other poets and poetry lovers attending, whether as slammer or audience member.
Coming back to this Tuesday there are a couple of things on the agenda including updates on the status of our various projects. Those intending to contribute are reminded again that the closing date for comedy sketch submissions is approaching fast. You have less than TWO WEEKS – to get your final drafts in, so get your fingers out and flying across your QWERTYS. You have to be in it to win it, and you’ll be kicking yourselves when you see our top prize of a LUXURY CARAVAN (courtesy of Jim Bowen’s “Bullseye”)* going to some undeserving chancer whose ideas were rubbish compared to yours but who managed to get them down on paper.
If you’re a writery type living in or around Tunbridge Wells we’d love to have you in our collective. Just roll up and introduce yourself at one of our fortnightly meetings and you’ll be certain of a warm welcome. Hope to see you soon.
* Winner collects from current location (Ryde, Isle of Wight). At own risk. The competition organisers take no responsibility for the actions of Edna and Wilf, current (illegal) occupiers of the property, or for their three “rare-breed-that-looks-ever-so-much-like-a-pitbull-but-isn’t” terriers.