OPEN Ealing Poetry evening this Wednesday at 8pm


OPEN Ealing launches its first ever OPEN Poetry evening on Wednesday 15 February 2012, 8pm

A reading with SJ Fowler, Christodoulos Makris, Marcus Slease and Cherry Smyth, plus OPEN-mic session.

In what we hope will be the first of a regular poetry series at OPEN Ealing, join us for an evening of readings from our guest poets – and yourselves. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether to perform or simply listen. Admission is free.

SJ Fowler ( is the author of three poetry collections, Red Museum (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press, 2011), Fights (Veer Books, 2011) and Minimum Security Prison Dentistry (AAA, 2011). He is the UK poetry editor of Lyrikline and 3:AM Magazine. He is a full-time employee of the British Museum and a postgraduate student at the Contemporary Centre for Poetic Research, University of London.

Christodoulos Makris is the author of the collection Spitting Out the Mother Tongue (Wurm Press, 2011) and the chapbook Round the Clock (Wurm Press, 2009). A chapbook / artist’s book with title Muses Walk – his contribution to the project ‘An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street’ – is due out in March. He was Dublin regional editor for Succour magazine, and ran the Poetry Upfront series of readings and events in north Co Dublin. For more go to

Marcus Slease was born in Portadown, N. Ireland in 1974. His latest publications are from Smashing Time (MIPOesias Chapbook Series, 2012), Hello Tiny Bird Brain (Knives Forks and Spoons, 2011), Balloons (Deadwood Press, 2011), and Godzenie (BlazeVOX, 2009). He has lived all over the world including: Seoul Korea, Katowice Poland, Greensboro North Carolina, Ogden Utah, Seattle Washington, Ankara Turkey, and Milton Keynes England. His current home is in London where he teaches English as a foreign language. He blogs at Never Mind the Beasts:

Cherry Smyth’s debut poetry collection When the Lights Go Up was published by Lagan Press in 2001. A pamphlet, The Future of Something Delicate was published by Smith/Doorstop in 2005, and a second poetry collection, One Wanted Thing, was published in 2006. Her stories have appeared in several anthologies, including The Anchor Book of New Irish Writing (2000) and Scealta: Short Stories by Irish Women (Telegram, 2006). She lives in London. See more at

OPEN Ealing, 113 Uxbridge Road (opposite the fire station and on the corner with Culmington Road)

Tel: 0208 579 5558



One Reply to “OPEN Ealing Poetry evening this Wednesday at 8pm”

  1. I would love to perform in the open mic! this is excellent, I usually travel all the way to east London and whatnot to find good open mic sessions.
    Please do get in touch if there is a spot for me.

    Thank you

    Hina Jabeen

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