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LOOSE MUSE – London’s only regular event for women writers of all genres
Wednesday, 14th July @ at the Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2 (closest tube = Covent Garden). Hosted by Sara-Mae Tuson and featuring Isobel Dixon and Tania Hershman . Come along and sign up for the Open Mic portion of the evening.
Starting at 8pm - £5.00/£3.00 concs.
This glorious summer has made thinking about anything other than basking luxuriously seem like a crime. With Wimbledon going on within a stone’s throw of my house and the world cup footie in South Africa, even I have been a little distracted by the sport. But the second Wednesday of the month is looming and it’s time for another fabulous evening of poetry, short fiction and open mic shenanigans at the Poetry Cafe. Your regular host, Agnes Meadows, will be back from her travels in August, but I’ve had great fun hosting the events and hope you will come along to say ‘ciao’.
Our guests are, as ever, wonderful. Isobel Dixon is a literary agent and prize-winning poet. Tania Hershman is a marvellous short story writer and also editor of the Short Review, as well as Fiction Editor of Southword Literary Journal. She will also be judging the 2010 Sean O’Faolain short story prize so be sure to come and ask both writers some questions about what they look for in a poetry or short fiction submission.
Hope to see you there, be sure to come and sign up for the open mic portion of the evening!
More information about our featured writers:
Tania Hershman's first book, The White Road and Other Stories, published by Salt Modern Fiction, was commended, 2009 Orange Award for New Writers. A week of her flash fiction is being broadcast on Radio 4's Afternoon Reading, June 29th-July 1st. Tania is currently writer-in-residence in Bristol University's Science Faculty. Find out more at www.taniahershman.com.
Isobel Dixon was born in Umtata, South Africa. She now lives in Cambridge and works in London as a literary agent. Her latest poetry collection A Fold in the Map was published in 2008. Her work has been widely published in South Africa, where she won the 2000 SANLAM Award for Poetry (for the unpublished manuscript that was to become her debut collection) and the 2004 Olive Schreiner Prize for the published debut Weather Eye (2001). Internationally, her work has been published in The Paris Review, The Southwest Review, Carapace, New Contrast and New Coin and in the UK in TheFinancial Times, Wasafiri, Avocado, The Guardian, London Magazine, The Wolf, The Tall Lighthouse Review, Seam, Succour, Fin and The Warwick Review, among others. She won the Oxfam Poems for a Better Future competition in 2004 and was placed second in the Ilkley Poetry Competition in 2007. In 2007 she was commissioned by the British Film Institute, along with nine other poets, to write poems based on the ‘Essentially British’ collection in the BFI’s Mediateque archive on the South Bank. Together with a group of UK-based poets she has produced two joint pamphlets, Unfold (2002) and Ask for It by Name (2008).