'The Best Poetry Night In Birmingham'

Writer and comedian Laurence Inman described Poetry Bites at the Kitchen Garden Cafe as ‘the best poetry night in Birmingham’. Poetry Bites is a bi-monthly event on Tuesday evenings at the Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath, Birmingham. It is run single-handedly, albeit with some loyal support, by Jacqui Rowe, who programmes and presents the event. Each session includes one guest poet and floor spots. Poetry Bites is a bi-monthly event, generally on the fourth Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November.

Poetry Bites has gone from strength to strength after finding a home in the beautiful surroundings of the Kitchen Garden Cafe. It regularly attracts audiences of around fifty, with people travelling long distances to attend. A distinctive feature of Poetry Bites is the supportive and enthusiastic audience, who welcome both complete beginners and well-established professional poets reading from the floor.

Guest poets represent new and well-known, local and national voices. Amongst many others, guests have included Phillip Gross, Helen Mort, John Siddique, Susan Richardson and Mario Petrucci. The Kitchen Garden Cafe serves refreshments throughout the evening and excellent home-cooked food from 6.30 to 7.15. For more details, see www.jacquirowe.com or contact jacquirowe@hotmail.co.uk.

Upcoming Poetry Bites:
24th November 2009 – ANGELA FRANCE
26th January 2010 – MIKE McKIMM

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