Tuesday, the 19th of February, is our next meeting at which you have not only the opportunity to read one of your poems in the Open Mic, but also the chance to hear the wonderful Jane Commane.
Jane was born in Coventry and lives and works in Warwickshire. She was awarded a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship in 2017 and her poetry has featured in many magazines and anthologies including The Best British Poetry 2011 (Salt Publishing) and Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam (Cinnamon). Her first full-length collection, Assembly Lines, was published by Bloodaxe in 2018. Jane is editor of Nine Arches Press and co-editor of Under the Radar. She is also co-author (with Jo Bell) of the poetry writing handbook How to be a Poet.
We will again be meeting in our new intimate subterranean home – the very atmospheric Vale Vaults below the Bedford pub on the corner of the High Street opposite Tunbridge Wells station. You can access the Vale Vaults through the pub (buy a drink at the bar on your way through, then there is a door at the far right hand side of the bar with stairs leading down to the Vaults) or avoiding stairs by going down the alley to the right of the pub (actually to the right of the Ashton Burkinshaw estate agents next door) – the alley is quite steep, but there is then just one step up into the Vaults through the door on the left at the bottom.
Come and enjoy another stimualting evening of poetry in Tunbridge Wells.