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Shout Ye Words Out

Yarr, I’m pleased to say I’ll be hostin’ a brace o’ spoken word events this coming week of the comic variety in Nottingham. They’re both open mic, the first strictly story-telling, the second for all ye spokish things.

First is in ye uncommon locale of the Nottingham Central Library – a rare shore for a pirate to wash up upon. I’ve been invited to compere an evening of comic storytelling. I’ll be reading the odd tale of me own and drawin’ forth the comic tales of them in attendance. Tis sure to be a fine and highly literary time. The second be a more regular haunt – a tavern awash with beer, verse and tales. With luck I’ll see ye at one or t’other or both with a tale o’ comic invention.

Tuesday 11th October ~ 7pm ~ £1
Nottingham Central Library, Nottingham Library website
A fun evening of light-hearted and comedic poems and stories, written by you!  Compered by Nottingham’s very own Nick Tyler, this is your chance to write your own comic stories and poems and share them with others. Open to all, expect a relaxing, social and fun evening celebrating Nottingham’s Mental Health Week, presented by the people behind the Nottingham Comedy Festival Tickets are £1 (proceeds go to charity) and are available from the Ground Floor Helpdesk, Nottingham Central Library, 0115 915 2825. More Festival of Reading events here. Laugh Out Loud!

PUB POETRY: Open Mic Comic Lit ~ Oxjam Beeston
Sunday 16th October ~ 8pm ~ Free
Crown Inn, Church Street, Beeston NG9 1FY Pub Poetry website
Pub Poetry is an evening of comic and lighthearted open mic spoken word in pubs with Real Ale: without beer, literature is nothing.
Bring your own poems, short stories, songs – whatever you have, as long as it involves words and might be funny. If you don’t want to read your own, bring someone else’s. Or you can just come and listen, have a drink and a giggle and meet some new folk.
We’ll have some poetry books lying around, so if the urge takes you…
There’s no need to book a slot in advance (it’s much more casual than that!), but if you’d like to contact me beforehand, feel free to contact Nick at

They’ll be both occasions of fine comic quality and neighbourly conviviality – please join us. Tis all for good causes – Oxfam and Mental Health Week.

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