This event will take place on Zoom. It will begin at 7.30pm. Please book tickets and an open mic slot through the Eventbrite link which will appear on our Home Page around ten days before the date.

Isobel Dixon grew up in South Africa, where her debut, Weather Eye, won the Olive Schreiner Prize. She studied in Edinburgh and now lives in Cambridge. Her fifth collection, A Whistling of Birds (with illustrations by Douglas Robertson), was published in 2023 by Nine Arches Press, who have also published A Fold in the Map, The Tempest Prognosticator and Bearings. All of her collections are separately published in South Africa. She co-wrote and performed in the Titanic centenary show The Debris Field (with Simon Barraclough and Chris McCabe) and enjoys collaborating with other writers, artists and composers. Mariscat published her pamphlet The Leonids, which forms the core of her forthcoming collection, The Landing (Nine Arches, 2025). Her work is widely published in journals and anthologies, translated into several languages and recorded for the Poetry Archive.

Laura McKee‘s first pamphlet, take care of your hooves darling, was published in 2023 by Against the Grain Press. She left school at 15 but has just surprised herself by finishing an MA with the Poetry School at age 61. Follow her on X (Twitter): @LauraMcKee_fyeh