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OMG, only another three weeks to Christmas, and the last Loose Muse of the year fast approaching. One of Loose Muse’s regulars wrote and asked if there were going to be minced pies and hunky men in red suits and big black boots as part of this month’s event – sadly, the Arts Council grant doesn’t run to the latter, but it might be able to stretch to a few celebratory mince pies as well as two amazing poets.
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 14th December. 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
December has a distinctly international flavour in the run up to Christmas. First, all the way from Holland, and making her first appearance at Loose Muse is the multi-talented Vrouwkje Tuinman, who will be sharing some of her poetry as well as talking about her novels and music collaborations. And then we have multi Slam award winner and exceptional poet Janett Plummer, reading from her pamphlet Lifemarks, and talking about writing as a tool for healing. Plus the usual phenomenal open mic session – another reason to celebrate this December.
Don’t forget, I am looking for submissions for the first Loose Muse Anthology, to be launched in February next year. It’s only open to women who attend Loose Muse, so why not bring your submission – stories, poetry, play-lets, excerpts of novels, or articles on all things literary – with you, or send to me before end December.
Come share the passion, share the joy,
Loose Muse Host, Coordinator and fellow poet/writer
More Information on the features:
Vrouwkje Tuinman is a Dutch writer, poet and journalist, who regularly performs at festivals and literary events both in her native Holland and overseas. She reviews and reports for music newspaper/magazines, and teaches both poetry and prose. In 2011 she published her fourth collection of poetry, Wat ik met sleutel moet. She has also written two novels, and collaborated with photographer Andrea Stultiens for a book and exhibition entitled Intensive Care, published in Dutch &English. Vrouwkje has won numerous awards for her writing in Holland. She is currently working on her third novel, plus a series of concerts &CD’s with pianist Jeroen van Veen.
Janett Plummer is a multi Slam award winner who performs as Melted Demerara. Her pamphlet 'Lifemarks' is published by Flipped Eye and her work has featured in a number of anthologies, includin ‘RED’, ‘Storm between fingers’ & ‘Handmade fire’. In 2003 she founded Inspired Word, a women’s poetry organisation in Lewisham Borough, which promotes poetry’s therapeutic qualities.
Jannett is a member of Malika’s Kitchen and Inspired Word writers, as well as writing and performing with the poetry & theatre company Thea Poets. She advocates writing as a healing therapeutic tool for expression.