Thursday, 31 May 2012

Michelle and Friends

Charismatic performance poet Michelle Scally Clarke is well-known in Headingley:  for the past five years she has been the creative genius behind the amazing poetry slams held at Lawnswood and city of Leeds schools as part of the Headingley LitFest. Her own poetry lays bare her turbulent journey from care, to adoption, to motherhood, to performer – and she encouraged the teenagers who attended her preliminary workshops to dig deep and find their own sense of identity. She worked with the students for six weeks before each slam, nurturing their talents and offering them her own inimitable style of encouragement.

She will be joined by poet Becky Cherriman, musician Stella Litras and other guests for what should be an unforgettable evening in the HEART Café, Bennett Road.

From 7.30pm      £5

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