Open Mic Night

With poets and writers Geraldine Green, Graham Mort, Kerry Darbishire & Kim Moore.  Tickets £12 per person and includes supper in Brantwood’s Terrace Restaurant.  Booking essential.

Open mike slots, reading time of 5 minutes each.

Geraldine Green, poet, creative writing tutor and editor was born and lives on the Furness Peninsula. Her first two  full-length collections, The Other Side of the Bridge and Salt Road, were published by Indigo Dreams in 2012 and 2013. Her poetry appears widely in magazines and has been anthologised in the UK, US, Italy, South Africa and Greece. In 2011 she gained a PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University.  In 2015 she celebrated 10 years of poetry readings across America, including the Woody Guthrie Festival Oklahoma, reading with Beat poet Michael McClure in California and  numerous performances in New York.

Indigo Dreams will publish Geraldine’s new collection Passing Through in 2018.


Graham Mort is professor of Creative Writing and Transcultural Literature at Lancaster University. ‘Black Shiver Moss’ (Seren, 2017) is the most recent of his ten collections of poetry. Graham also writes short fiction and has adapted and written work for BBC radio whilst working internationally with writers across sub-Saharan Africa and in China, Vietnam and Kurdistan.

Graham’s Books at Seren:


Kerry Darbishire songwriter and poet grew up in the Lake District where she continues to live on a Cumbrian fellside. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies and magazines and she has won several competition prizes.  Her first full poetry collection, ‘A Lift of Wings’ published in November 2014  by Indigo Dreams.

A biography ‘Kay’s Ark’ published in September 2016 by Handstand Press. (   She is currently working on her second poetry collection.


Kim Moore‘s first collection The Art of Falling was published by Seren in 2015.  The collection was shortlisted for the Lakeland Book of the Year Award and a poem from the collection was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Published Poem.  Her pamphlet If We Could Speak Like Wolves was a winner in the 2012 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition and went on to  be shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award and the  Lakeland Book of the Year.  She is currently a PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University.



Event Information

Date & Time:Thursday 2nd November 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Admission Price:Adults: £12.00

Advanced booking essential.

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