We're spoilt here in the East. It feels as though there is something literary happening almost weekly, & it generally is! Here's a few nights we've attended recently:
Poetry Collective is a big supporter of everything poetic - writers / musicians / comedians etc. Here's regular Olly Watson doing something I never could (remember my lines!).
I was going to say that Café Writers is my favourite night but honestly I love them all. Definitely worth checking out, there is always a great headline act+ open-mic.
Crime Scene was an event run by Andrew out of frustration at the lack of support for local genre novelists. We think it was a success, and hopefully the start of something new.
The Quiet Compère has a basic premise - ten poets read for ten minutes each. I somehow managed to get my name on the list, & despite being delayed (I hate cars) I had an enjoyable evening - if not a shaky one.
photo via Sarah L Dixon
We've also been making the most of the autumnal sunshine and unexpected warmth.