I am very excited to announce that Verse Matters will launch at The Hide cafe (Scotland St) on Thursday 9 July at 7.30pm. We are honoured to have the fantastic Helen Mort reading her work, and will confirm the second featured artist very shortly. There will also be six open mic slots of 5 minutes each. Whether you’ve never spoken before, or are a seasoned performer you’re very welcome to come along and share your poems, stories, performances, music, comedy or a couple of pages from your favourite book! It’s a welcoming, supportive space, in which everyone will be respected and appreciated. Get in touch with me, Rachel Bower, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign up on the night for a slot.