NEXT SESSION: Weds 26th September 9pm (GMT) - performers and audience members wanted!
Join the pack and re-wild your voice with She Howls free, online open mic. This is a safe space where you can read, share and hear words with others. And be inspired by our special Guest Poets. Have a look at who's headlined She Howls here. We welcome poetry, prose, fiction or non-fiction readings.
To register your interest please click the black 'join the open mic!' button at the bottom of this page.
The open mic's have been a huge success!
"Thanks so much for last night - I enjoyed it HUGELY and will definitely be there for the next one! It’s a fabulous initiative - congratulations :-) What a fabulous bunch of women. "AS, Sheffield
"What an amazing experience. Thank you so much for starting this group, I'm in. :-) It was wonderful to hear everyone's words, styles, voices." MS, USA
"...you ladies in the North are doing some fantastic work with Poetry & Wellness" SA, London
" I was delighted to hear your fierce and full of mischief poetry." MF, Cambridge
Each OPEN MIC features:
* A guest poet who will do 2 short readings ~ beyond excited to have the brilliant Sascha Aurora Akhtar as our September Guest Poet.
* 10 poetry performances from poets/writers from all over the globe!
* A Q & A with the guest poet where you get to ask your most burning questions.
* MC'd by Dal Kular
September's Guest Poet: Sascha Aurora Akhtar
Sascha Aurora Akhtar, is a trans-race, multi-dimensional, sub rosa poeto/story-bot. She was patented in Pakistan. Had upgrades in pre- 9/11 U.S.A. Was released onto shelves in the U.K. Her roboto-poetics have been widely anthologised and translated into Armenian, Portuguese, Galician, Russian, Dutch and Polish. Anthologies include Cathecism: Poems for Pussy Riot (2012) and the second Out of Everywhere (Reality Street, 2015).
She has also been part of other poetry protests – Against Rape (Peony Moon, 2014), Solidarity Park Poetry – Poems for the Turkish resistance which she was the Editor and Founder of (Ed. 2013). Her second poetry collection 199 Japanese Names for Japanese Trees (Shearsman UK, 2016), follows on from The Grimoire of Grimalkin (SALT UK, 2007), which was called a "Contemporary masterpiece". Her fiction has appeared in BlazeVox, Tears In The Fence & Storgy. Women:Poetry:Migration, an anthology (Theenk Books: Edited by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa) was published in 2018 with poems from A Year In Clouds. Sascha has performed internationally at festivals such as the Poetry International Festival, Rotterdam, Avantgarde Festival, Hamburg and Southbank Centre's MELTDOWN festival, London curated by Yoko Ono.She has a book of translations of pioneering feminist fiction writer Hijjab Imtiaz coming out later this year on Oxford University Press, an Art/object book of poems with drawings on ZimZalla entitled Only Dying Sparkles and is awaiting news of a pamphlet to be published possibly this year too. She also works as a freelance editor and Healer/ Wellness Facilitator using therapeutic meditation practices.
Want to join in? Pre-registration essential!
Please click on the button below to register to join the online open mic! You'll receive an email from me approx 2 weeks before the event with a call for performers/readers. Then everyone will receive an email 24 hrs and 1 hr before the event with details of the session and a link to join the Open Mic.
PERFORMERS! Each open mic has up to 10 performers. If you'd like to perform, you need to click on the 'join the open mic' button to sign up to the session.
'Audience' participants are very welcome and an ESSENTIAL part of the open mic ~ please click the 'join the open mic' button to receive the event link.