Words on Waves moves to the Umbrella Café #Whitstable

Our next monthly poetry and prose event in Whitstable, this coming Thursday, 7 November, 2019, brings the city to the seaside. Our featured writers from CANTERBURY’S SAVEAS WRITERS are Gary Studley, Jeffrey Loffman, Derek Sellen and Mary Anne Smith.

There will be an OPEN MIC too with up to 10 slots of five minutes each –

just sign up with Rosie on the evening. 

WE HAVE A CHANGE OF VENUE – we’re moving to Whitstable’s marvellous UMBRELLA CAFE on Oxford Street, opposite the Fish Slab Gallery. Look for the lane to the left of the main Umbrella Centre and follow the signs. ENTRY WILL BE FREE and we’ll be able to enjoy the lovely licensed café with hot drinks, soup, and fantastic cakes that they bake themselves. The Umbrella is a community-based café that operates Pay It Forward

Here are our readers –

Derek has won prizes for poetry, plays and short stories, including Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year 2018. His favourably reviewed recent collection, The Other Guernica, is inspired by Spanish art.

Jeff was born in London, grew up in Yorkshire and is a workshop leader and event organiser. His prompters are Hill, Jones, Bunting, Duncan, Hughes, history and place and his latest book is BREATH-TAKING: A Geography.

Mary Anne is well known to north Kent audiences. Her work has been recognised in both national and international competitions, including first prizes in O’Bheal Five Words and Sentinel Literary Quarterly, and is also widely published and broadcast.

Gary leads Dead Hoarse Writers and Writing For Life. An art & writing tutor, compere, and writer of prize-winning poetry & prose, Gary has worked with Marlowe Theatre, English Heritage, Canterbury Festival & Porchlight.

Harbour Books is sadly unable to host these events any longer. We will always be grateful to them for instigating Words on Waves and giving us all such a marvellous welcome. This prize-winning little book shop is the perfect place for your Christmas shopping and we send Keith and all the staff our very warmest wishes.


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