30 June, 2022




Free, donations appreciated


Speakeasy Online Poetry Evening

The ever-popular, spoken word sensation ‘Speakeasy’ in June, held online, includes an eclectic mix of guest professional poets and open mic sessions, with guest poet Dawn Gorman in an intimate evening of wonderful wordery.

Dawn Gorman is a poet, creative writing tutor and mentor, and works with poetry in therapeutic settings. She is Poetry Editor of Caduceus magazine, presents The Poetry Place on West Wilts Radio, and collaborates widely, with work turned into a symphony, films and dance. She has been published in journals including The Poetry Review, Iota, Magma and The Rialto, and her books include Instead, Let Us Say (Dempsey &  Windle, 2019), and two Pushcart Prize-nominated pamphlets, Aloneness is a Many-Headed Bird (Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2020), a conversation in poetry with Rosie Jackson, and This Meeting of Tracks (in the four-poet Mend & Hone, Toadlily Press, 2013).


Presented by Theatre Orchard 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! Email to book in.

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.