Join us in June for a WORD! with Maria Taylor and Alex Tyler. Maria is a British Cypriot poet, reviewer and university lecturer. Her debut collection of poetry, Melanchrini, was published by Nine Arches Press in 2012 and shortlisted for the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize. Her latest collection is Dressing for the Afterlife (Nine Arches Press). She has been published widely, including poems and reviews in The Guardian, Magma and The Times Literary Supplement and highly commended in the UK Forward Prizes for poetry.
Maria will be supported by Alex Tyler, a Peterborough-based poet who is far too obsessed with the 80's and all things geeky and obscure. When he isn't writing nerdy poems, he manages the Good Shout Slam in Peterborough, and performs whenever possible!
He is a former slam champion at the Say Owt Slam in York, and recently won the Hammer & Tongue Slam in Cambridge, as well as the Some-antics Slam. He a regular performer at Bearded Theory Festival and has ambitions to return to the Edinburgh Fringe.
To book an open mic slot and/or workshop with Maria from 4.30 - 6.30pm in advance of the show, drop a line to [email protected]