One of the gigs we love most is London Literature Lounge at Covent Garden Poetry Cafe. It’s almost two years to the day since MC and jazz poet Anjan Saha first welcomed us into the wonderful basement venue, and it’s a true privilege to have been asked to put some of eight cuts’ finest together for a fourth appearance there on May 23rd, 8-10pm. We will be joining a wonderful line-up handpicked by Anjan, built around the theme “Our Colloquial Past” and whatever that throws up to us or, indeed, doesn’t. Expect, though, the highlight of the evening to be Paul Askew’s rendition of the piece that is slowly becoing known as one of the cultural highpoits fo the year, The Extremely Abridged History, Present and Future of Paul Askew in Five Dream Scenes.
We have for you:
Paul Askew, slam winner, editor of Ferment Zine
Tina Sederholm, co-host of Hammer and Tongue Oxford and 2010 Oxford Hammer and Tongue slam champion
Anna Hobson, MC of Oxford Pride, runner up in the 2012 National Flash Fiction Day Oxford Flash Slam!
Emily Harrison, winner of the 2010 Tower Poetry Prize
Kate Walton all the way from Birmingham with her gorgeous modern blues poetry
Davy Mac, slam-winning author of The Homeless Oratorio
Marc Nash, flash fiction maestro
Dan Holloway, 2010 winner of Literary Death Match, reading from his forthcoming pamphlet/CD Last Man Out of Eden