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Thursday, July 28

Welcome to the second edition of the PPL’s foray into the world of live poetry!

Located in the characterful and intimate space that is Plymouth Proprietary Library (inside half of a converted church), these events invite poets and fans of poetry alike to join us for an evening of reading, performing, and basking in the glow of the library’s mountain of books.

The evening will open its doors at 7PM for a 7:30 start, and will consist of two 25-minute open mic slots, followed by two 20-minute performances from our guest poets of the evening. These will be interceded by a 10 minute break.

Entry to this event will be on a ‘pay what you decide’ basis, with a suggested donation of £5 per person.

Our second event will feature the wonderful JULIE MULLEN and HELEN MOORE!

JULIE MULLEN is a performance poet from Liverpool. Her debut poetry collection ‘Erotic Poetry For Vegans & Vegetarians’ received five stars at the Edinburgh Fringe (The Scotsman), and was shortlisted for the inaugural Ted Hughes Award. Julie was Poet In Residence at The Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh for two years, making pop-up poetry shows in the Courtyard. Julie’s poetry event ‘The Word Café’ has been held in London, Edinburgh and Totnes. She has also read children’s poems with Brian Patten at The Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, and performed on BBC Radio Scotland. Her poems have been published by SALT, The Emma Press and PLAY.

‘Does for sprouts what Wordsworth did for daffodils.’ Brian Patten

HELEN MOORE is a performer, poet and artist. Her current work involves a series of poems she has written to her younger self, and includes subjects centring on valuing the overlooked, the environment and the joy found in the messiness of living. Her work is written on recycled cardboard and given away at every event at which she performs.

Open Mic:
If you would like to take the stage, there will be slots available to book in advance, or on the door, of roughly five minutes each. To grab one now and avoid disappointment, post on the event page!

The Plymouth Proprietary Library is located at The Gables, St Barnabas Terrace, Stoke, Plymouth, PL1 5NN. The nearest car park is Stuart Road, and the venue is roughly ten minute walk from Plymouth train station.

Plymouth Proprietary Library is fully wheelchair accessible, with step free access and a disabled bathroom. There is also accessible parking just outside the entrance. If you have accessibility needs, let us know, and we will do out utmost to accommodate them.

Teas, coffees, wine and snacks will be available at the event, in exchange for donations to the Library. 

Event details HERE.

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