25th January 2016“The Monkey’s Mask”
Hard Rain Poetry
Thairish (Isis) Café, 910 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, M19 (near Albert Road)
6pm- 8pm: Poetry/ creative writing workshop
The workshop is a chance to write poems and tell stories. A safe space to share ideas and creativity. No writing experience necessary. The workshop will be led by Shamshad Khan using extracts from the mystery verse novel “The Monkey’s Mask” by the provocative Australian writer Dorothy Porter.
8pm -10pm: Poetry sharing and Open mic*
Start the new year with a mood of bravery and sharing. Come and listen to local talent and share your own poems or read out extracts from your favourite authors.
*Open mic: this is an opportunity to share your own poems. Poems and stories by your favourite writers (dead or alive) are also very welcome.
Offers to be guest poet and help with setting up, delivery and clearing up would be appreciated.
Everyone welcome, no writing experience necessary
Musicians very welcome
A FREE event
Sessions run on the last Monday of every month (except December)
Hard Rain Poetry is a voluntary community project which encourages local creative expression.
“…the ‘deepest’ poetry workshop and readings I’ve been at for ages. Such an extraordinary group of characters, and so much wisdom, kindness, wildness and fine writing and reading. Very caring, open atmosphere.” Adam Strickson (guest poet)
“It really is a friendly and stimulating atmosphere… a diverse range of poets/writers from different cultures…. a welcoming and patient approach to all learners/poets and makes them feel comfortable to express themselves freely..” Sabbi (artist, participant/audience)
Supported by The Thairish Café (formerly ISIS café)
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For more information on how to get involved contact shamshad on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 07786816173