THREE will be live poetry and music at Café Morso in Barnt Green from 7pm to 9.30pm tomorrow (Monday, November 13)
Licensed to Rhyme, run by former Birmingham Poet Laureate, Giovanni ‘Spoz’ Esposito and Worcestershire Poet Laureate Emeritus Maggie Doyle, is an open mic night which celebrates music, the spoken word and everything in between.
It is held on the second Monday of the month and since last year ‘Licensed to Rhyme’ has hosted some of the top poets in the country as well as enthusiastic first timers.
This latest evening will be the second outing to Café Morso and will feature poet Ash Dickenson and plenty of five-minute open mic slots.
To book one, email Maggie at firstname.lastname@example.org or give details on the door from 6.30pm.
Spoz said “Last year, we thought having such a night in Bromsgrove was long overdue, since it has a strong connection with poetry through AE Housman.
“We moved to Café Morso in Barnt Green last month as it has a more intimate feel.”
Maggie added: “We welcome all styles of poetry and music, from rap to Shakespeare and we are very keen to give an outlet to all the amazing young people in and around the area, as well as Worcestershire in general.
“But it’s not just for the young ‘uns – it’s for all ages.
“You can come and read / perform you own poems and compositions or ‘cover’ some of your favourite poets and musicians, or simply sit and watch and soak in the performances on offer.”
Admission is free for under 18s and £5 for everyone else, open micers and audience alike.