Search for poets

Poets are being sought for the latest Open Mic Poetry event coming up in Chichester in an evening of two halves.

The first is a reading from poet Alan Morrison; the second throws it open to everyone.

Event organiser Barry Smith said: “We’re delighted to be able to feature Alan’s compelling but accessible poetry. It’s a real coup for the library and Open Mic Poetry to be staging such an important book launch. Alan’s work normally premieres in London. In fact, his last book was recorded for audio release by notable actor Michael Jayston.”

“In the second half of the evening, local poets get the chance to share the limelight with Alan Morrison when they can read their own work to a sympathetic audience. Our last open mic in the library was a fantastic success with a packed audience equally enjoying both guest published writers and local poets. People now come regularly to our events from as far afield as Winchester, Petersfield and Brighton.

“The quality of poetry is very impressive, with wide-ranging subjects and diverse styles. Potential readers and those who just enjoy listening to poetry are equally welcome at the event, which will also feature live music. The ticket price includes a complimentary glass of wine in the interval.”

A Celebration of Poetry/Open Mic Poetry is in Chichester Library, Tower Street, on Thursday, March 29 at 7.30pm. Tickets (to include a glass of wine) cost £4 from the library, tel 01243 777351, or on the door. Further info: chipoetry@yahoo.co.uk or call 07813244731.