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An evening of poems for National Poetry Day

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Waterstones

24-26 High Street

Birmingham

B4 7SL

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Celebrate National Poetry Day with a relaxed evening of poetry, hosted by local publisher Emma Wright and featuring special guests Rakhshan Rizwan and Megan Beech.

Sign up to an open-mic slot on the door to read a poem on the theme of freedom (by yourself or bring along a poem by someone else). If you want to read out a poem but you're not sure what, don't worry – we'll have some spares for you to choose from!

Rakhshan Rizwan will be reading poems from her debut pamphlet, 'Paisley' (Emma Press), and Megan Beech will read from her new collection, 'You Sad Feminist' (Burning Eye Books). The books will be on sale, and Rakhshan and Megan will be available to sign them.

Doors will open at 6.30pm, and the readings will start at 7pm.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Over 16s only, please.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Waterstones is a 5-minute walk from any of the main Birmingham train stations (New Street, Snow Hill, Moor Street). If you're coming by car, there's parking in Bullring Shopping Centre (a bit £££), next to Moor Street Station (less ££), and probably lots of other places too.

What can I bring into the event?

You don't have to bring anything at all – you can just come to listen to some great poems! But if you want to participate, you can bring along a poem related to the theme of freedom, by yourself or by someone else. Ideally it would be under 30 lines long – no epics!

Can I pre-book a reading slot?

No, it will be first-come first-served on the sign-up sheet at the door. We will try to give as many people as possible a chance to read, though – hopefully at least 10.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Drop us an email on queries@theemmapress.com

Can I buy tickets on the door?

Yes, you can, though it would be easiest for us if you booked them here in advance, so we can see that you're coming.

What's the refund policy?

If you can't make it to the event, just drop us an email and we'll refund you.

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Waterstones

24-26 High Street

Birmingham

B4 7SL

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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