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Sapphic Poetry - Workshops and Open Mic

Join Gill for some exciting poetry workshops with an open mic at the end of it!

Throughout LGBT History Month local poet Gill Shaw will take you on a Sapphic poetry journey with three different themes, followed an optional Open Mic night at the end of February.

Week 1 / 3 Feb - Identity Poems

Week 2 / 10 Feb - Love Poems

Week 3 / 17 Feb - Protest Poems

Week 4 / 24 Feb - Open Mic

Each of the three workshops will include:

  • An exploration of contemporary sapphic poems on the theme for the session
  • Prompts for generative writing exercises
  • The opportunity to share and receive feedback on your writing

All levels of experience welcome. You can come along to just one session, or two, or three sessions, whatever your schedule allows and it is free to attend.

The Alleycat will be selling tea, coffee and cake. Huge thanks to them for sponsoring the venue.

Maximum 15 attendees, from 7-9 pm.

As workshop attendees you will have the opportunity to share your writing at the Open Mic.

If you have any questions, contact Gill

(E) gillshawwrites@gmail.com

(FB) @gill_shaw_writes


Open Mic

An evening of Sapphic Poetry in 3 parts : Identity Poems, Love Poems, Protest Poems.

Share your own writing, or read your favourite sapphic poems by other writers, on the themes of Identity, Love and Protest.

All welcome and it is free to attend.

Time: 7-10pm (Doors Open 6.45pm)


To book a speaking slot, contact Gill

(E) gillshawwrites@gmail.com

(FB) @gill_shaw_writes


Priority for speaking slots will be given to those who have attended the workshops.

The Alleycat will be selling tea, coffee and cake. Huge thanks to them for sponsoring the venue.


  • Date & time

    • Thursday, February 3, 2022
    • 7pm - 9pm
  • Where

    • The Alleycat
      6 Mealmarket Close
      IV1 1HS
  • Tickets

    FREE. Book Here.

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