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.

Rory Waterman‘s fourth collection, Come Here to This Gate, is published by Carcanet in April 2024. His first collection was a PBS Recommendation and was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Award, and in 2019 he was shortlisted for the Ledbury Forte Prize. He lives in Nottingham, and teaches at NTU. He also co-runs the pamphlet publisher New Walk Editions, and writes a lot of literary journalism.

Pratibha Castle, an Irish born poet living in West Sussex, is widely anthologised and published in journals and ezines including: Agenda, High Window, Stand, Tears in The Fence, The Friday Poem, One Hand Clapping. A Pushcart nominee, short listed in The Bridport Prize 2023, her work has been highly commended and shortlisted in numerous other poetry competitions including those run by Indigo Press; Repton and Bray Literary Festivals; King Lear Award and the Welsh Poetry Competition. Her latest pamphlet, Miniskirts in The Waste Land, a Poetry Book Society Winter Selection 2023, explores a young woman’s search for identity and love in Notting Hill and India of the late 60s/early 70s. She is currently working towards a full collection.