Jim Higo hosts his monthly open-mic poetry, comedy & theatre night.@unionmashup @awaywithwords1

J11942123_1153387024678489_1076666916765353128_oJim Higo hosts his monthly open-mic poetry, comedy & theatre night.

Come along and perform your poetry, prose, comedy, jokes, satire in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

This month’s special guest poet: Genevieve L.Walsh

Stepping from the page to the stage in 2012, Genevieve wobbled up the ranks as a performance poet and went on to found the non-profit Spoken Weird event in Halifax on the day that Margaret Thatcher died. She joined A Firm of Poets in late 2013, becoming their first published female associate in Holding Your Hand through Hard Times, and is due to tour with the Firm on the 2015 People’s Republic of Poetry tour.

She has worked as a creative writing tutor for Calderdale Young Writers since January 2011, a group of writers aged 12-19 who are now (thanks to Simon Armitage and the Stanza Stones project) more famous than she is. They’ve got their words carved on a wall in Hebden Bridge. No, really, go and have a look.

If you listen to Phoenix radio and hear a grumpy-voiced, dour radio presenter, it’s her. If you see a girl with tattoos and silly hair sat scribbling furiously in a notebook in any pub in Halifax, it’s her.

Doors open: 7.30pm Free entry   Performance starts 8.00 pm

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/135260796815254/

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