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Allographic aims to specialise in producing written and recorded publications of poetry, short stories, artwork, photography and music (sometimes all at once...). We plan for our publications to be available to buy online, at our live events, and in the shops, in a variety of media.

We also aim to provide services for writers and performers of poetry, music, and storytelling. Watch this space!

Allographic has three forms of live event - “Other Voices”, open mic with featured guests every 4th Sun of the month; “Allographic presents...”, a loose series of events with bigger names from the spoken word scene, and a burgeoning set of workshops for aspirant poets, storytellers, and other writers and performers.

And it's devised, set up, and run by Fay Roberts - a classically-trained singer from Cardiff who has been getting on stages since the early 80s. She was finally bitten by the performance poetry bug in Spring 2006 after a favour to a friend turned into a place in the final of a poetry slam.

She co-managed and co-hosted Poetry Kapow! with the fabulous Danni Antagonist from 2007-2012 in Milton Keynes, and frequently performs across the Midlands, South East England, and East Anglia. She is currently a professional pedant, still sings pretty much everywhere and, since summer 2009, is based in Cambridge, where she hosts the Cambridge chapter of Hammer & Tongue, and her own poetry label: Allographic.

Fay has performed poetry in pubs, clubs, theatres, tents, shopping centres and stately gardens, in Open Mic, showcases, features, support, collaboration, competition and costume. Sometimes she bangs a drum, and sometimes she performs in silence, while the words flutter in front of her...

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