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Poetry Open Mic night – Monday 23 June

Gorilla Poetry invite Sheffield Live listeners and website readers to an open mic night, on Monday 23 June, at the Bell Jar on London road.

Sheffield Live asked Gorilla Events’ Liz Searle what it’s all about.

“Gorillas is a lovely, lively night for all poets, new and veteran, shy and brazen, to come and meet other writers and speakers in a welcoming Sheffield pub (the Bell Jar on London Road). Our Monday night sessions alternate between slams (competition with friendly, supportive judging and lots of applause!) and open mics, which are a good place to try out new stuff.

“As a fairly new poet, for me Gorillas is fun, exciting, creative and above all inclusive. Nobody feels like they can’t have a go, and everybody feels happy (except when there is a sad poem of course). Every session has a different vibe according to the people who come along, and I always leave feeling inspired and tickled by words.”

What next?

  • Take a look at the Gorilla Poetry facebook page
  • Get down there on Monday 23rd June from 7.30pm at the Bell Jar – appreciative listeners are also welcomed!