5 June, 2024




Free or Pay-What-You-Decide




Speakeasy Online Poetry Evening

Presented by Super Culture and The Write Box

For our 24th Speakeasy we welcome Elizabeth Parker.

Elizabeth Parker was born in London and grew up in Pygmy Pinetum Garden Nurseries, a garden centre in The Forest of Dean. She attended Monmouth Comprehensive School in Wales and school trips to Ty Newydd writing centre nurtured her passion for creative writing. She achieved First Class Honours in English and Creative Writing at Warwick University, under the inspiring tutelage of David Morley, Maureen Freeley and Peter Blegvad. She has an MA in Mythology from Bristol University. She lives in Bristol with her partner and two sons. 

Elizabeth was a secondary school English teacher in North Somerset for eight years and is writing two novels based on her experiences teaching Shakespeare to teenagers.

Elizabeth’s poetry has been published in various journals and has won and been shortlisted for a range of prizes. 

Following her 2016 pamphlet, Antinopolis (published by Eyewear), Elizabeth’s first full collection, In Her Shambles, was published by Seren Books in April 2018 and her second collection, Cormorant, was published by Seren this February.

Elizabeth is a founding member of Bristol poetry quartet The Spoke, who perform their work at festivals and events. She is also co-host of monthly Bristol poetry event Under the Red Guitar. 

Elizabeth is currently experimenting with poetic forms as she works on a long poem about her wonderful father, who has late-stage dementia, and a collection about the life and sudden loss of her sister, the playwright and glorious human being, Helen K Parker. Her cormorants continue to fly, as she has recently written a poem titled ‘Helen As Cormorant’.


Presented by Super Culture and led by Bob Walton and Sue Hill of The Write Box, the Speakeasy event features an open mic slot where members of the community are welcome to take to the Zoom stage themselves and share a poem – giving people the chance to spit bars, speak up and feel the Speakeasy love! If you’d like to share a poem in the open mic section, please drop Becky a line at

Whether you’d like to read your own poetry or just come along to hear some great writing, the Speakeasy promises a creative evening to fill the soul for everyone.


This event is Pay-What-You-Decide, more information here