When we asked you to decide on this month’s theme, we were mildly surprised that last month’s audience were unanimously in favour of SEX…
OK that’s a great soundbite, but the real topic – sex, sexuality and gender – is a perfect prompt for a range of work and styles – the world we know is created by ourselves, and we are created by… sex, sexuality and gender… so the world is your oyster for inspiration.
So bring along your new work or previous work on this theme – or any theme – and we’ll be delighted to hear your contributions as sexy or prudish as you like – we’re artists, so no holds barred!
Because of the theme we’ve chosen our sexiest member, Ria to host – so come along on Wednesday 18th July, 7.30 for 7.45, upstairs at The Pheasant, Salt lane, Salisbury. We ask a contribution of £2-3pp please towards expenses.
As usual we welcome everyone who wants to read or sing their own work or that of others as well as those people who prefer only to listen.
Salisbury Fringe Festival and Salisbury Literary Festival are both calling for poetry submissions.
Poetika at the Salisbury Fringe: Call for Dramatic Poetry (closing date 30/9/2017)
Salisbury Fringe – the established festival of cutting-edge drama by local writers performed in a variety of informal venues during the first weekend in October. Poetika’s mission at the Fringe is to bring poetry to the drama. Poetika are seeking works of ‘dramatic poetry’ for the event, where they will be performed by professional actors.
Submissions close on Saturday 30th September. E to email your pieces (5 mins max) to firstname.lastname@example.org .
To find out more about the Salisbury Fringe follow this link http://salisburyfringe.co.uk/
City of Poems’ (Salisbury Literary Festival ): Call for Poems about Salisbury (closing date 30/9/2017)
New this year- The Salisbury Literary Festival is taking place over the last weekend of October it will be a feast of readings, talks and workshops, celebrating the best in literature by writers with a local connection and some from further afield.
Poetika has an event – City of Poems – as part of the festival, where in addition to presenting some of the best known poems written about the city, Poetika will be reading a selection of works specially written for the Festival by local people. Send Poetika Salisbury poems (max 5 mins) to be read at the event. Poetika is also creating a pamphlet of chosen poetry which will be on sale at the event and at other venues in town (all sale proceeds going to Poetika’s adopted charity, Childrens Chance).
You have until midnight on Saturday 30th September to email your pieces (5 mins max) to email@example.com.
More about the Salisbury Literary Festival here: http://
Due to closure of the Cloisters Poetika has returned to the Pheasent Inn 19 Salt Lane, Salisbury SP1 1DT
The event will be found in the shoemaker’s hall-function room at the Pheasent Inn. Poetika starts its new season, in a new venue. The evening will premiere David King reading from his new collection ‘Strange Stranger’ Books will be on sale and donations from the book sale will go to the charity Children’s Chance.
The theme for the evening is Strangers and John Bruce and David Kind said
“We welcome all to come and present poetry or short pose, or perform acoustic songs, comedy or other performance – either their own or work they admire.”
Sign up is from 7.30pm on the night, performances begin at 7.45 – a small donation of £2.00 is invited towards room hire.