The only excuse I have for how late this month’s Loose Muse information is, is that I’ve been in New York for the past week having a bit of a reunion with two friends I’ve known since I was 17 (!) The Big Apple was as frenetic as ever, but absolutely freezing…it was lovely to get back and find glorious sunshine and blossoms everywhere. So in tune with the splendor of this London spring, we have a fantastic evening of poetry and words to broaden the smile and make the sap rise. LOOSE MUSE takes place every second Wednesday of the month, at the Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2 (closest tube = Covent Garden), this month on Wednesday 13th April. This is London’s only regular event for women writers of all genres, with a generous open mike sharing session plus two featured writers each month. The night starts at 8.00 p.m. - £5.00/£3.00 concs. Plus there are plenty of chances for you to come read your own work in the open mic readings from the floor. Making a welcome return to Loose Muse we have the resplendently irreverent Adrienne Dines, a best-selling novelist of international reputation and wicked humour reading from her latest work, and sharing the secrets of getting that novel down on paper. Sharing the platform is playwright and theatre producer Flavia Fraser-Cannon, taking a closer look at her work with short plays company The Miniaturists, and what it takes to produce work for the stage. Should be a great night of insight and word magic.
So come share the passion, share the joy, Love, always Agnes Meadows Host and fellow poet/writer More Information on the Features Adrienne Dines, Irish born, now living in the UK, was once asked by a nun, ‘What do you intend to be when you grow up?’ Unaware that it was a rhetorical question, she said, ‘A seanachai, a storyteller.’ ‘Don’t be so stupid,’ the nun replied. ‘Nobody will ever pay you to tell stories. You’ll have to be a spinster school teacher.’ So she was – for a while. Now she’s an author, creative writing teacher and after-dinner speaker, basing her talks on the belief that writers write, not because of what comes out of their imaginations, but because of what goes in. She had been a tutor/speaker at the Winchester Writers’ Conference and various Literary Festivals in the UK and Ireland since 2005. Flavia Fraser-Cannon – playwright and theatre producer Flavia Fraser-Cannon is a theatre and comedy producer, manager, promoter and publicist in London. She has been the producer for regular short plays company The Miniaturists since 2006 and has presented their shows at a range of venues including The Southwark Playhouse, Arcola, Latitude Festival, Liverpool Everyman and Cornerstone Festival. In 2008 she was awarded a Stage One Producer’s Bursary and worked on a number of West End and touring shows including Sunset Boulevard, West Side Story, The Vagina Monologues, The Mysteries and La Clique, for ATG, Mark Goucher and Mark Rubinstein Ltd. Her last production was Sweeney Todd which was toured nationally.