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Valentine's Eve Spoken Word Entertainment

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Leamington Spa Library & Information Centre

The Parade

Leamington Spa

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Valentine's Evening of Poetry featuring

Matt Black #Non-Drip Poet (Derbyshire Poet Laureate)

Jasmine Gardosi #TrueTabooPoet (Multi Slam Champion, BBC The Verb)

Matt ‘man’ Windle #PoetWithPunch (Birmingham Poet Laureate)

First Half: Starting at 19.30 Launch of Spoon Rebellion - pamphlet by Matt Black

Second Half: Poems on love and other subjects by Matt, Jas and Matt

OPTIONAL FREE SESSION PRE-PERFORMANCE:

Write your own Valentine’s verse (with the poets) from 6 - 7pm. Bring a card to put your verse in (some cards available). Maximum of 15 people.


More about the Poets:

Jasmine Gardosi likes to write about weird things in unweird places. She is the current Cheltenham Poetry Festival Slam Champion, last year’s Mix It Up Midlands Slam Champion and one of the winners of the International Pangaea Poetry Slam 2015. She has appeared on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, was shortlisted for Birmingham Poet Laureate 2014/15 and was a finalist in the Out-Spoken Poetry Prize for Performance. Jasmine is slightly obsessed with taboo, its deconstruction and its power over language. www.jasminegardosi.com

Matt Windle is the current Birmingham Poet Laureate, and is a spoken word poet by day, professional boxer by night. He delivers poetry workshops, performances & boxercise classes to schools, libraries, foster homes, residential care homes, and as far abroad as Indonesia, Malaysia, Germany and Austria. As a boxer he has fought for the Midland Counties & England select squad in Ireland and is a qualified ABA England boxing coach. He attempts to mix the unusual blend of boxing and poetry to break stereotypes and to prove that people can be as diverse & unique as they want to be. www.Mattwindle.wordpress.com

Matt Black lives in Leamington Spa. Since being Derbyshire Poet Laureate (2011-2013) he has successfully completed over 25 commissions, with poems on 15 benches, 20 milestones, a large glass panel, and in exhibitions and publications. He has read at festivals in the UK and abroad. Europe and America, his next collection is Tales from the Leaking Boot (Iron Press, 2018), and his first play The Storm Officer is touring in 2018. www.matt-black.co.uk

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