Our next event is on Thursday 4th April 2019, upstairs at the John Harvey Tavern, Bear Yard, Cliffe High St, Lewes BN7 2AN.

Doors open 7pm, readings start 7.45pm.

Tickets £5 (£3 students, and the unwaged and claiming benefit) at the door on the night.

Readers: Kay Syrad (Poetry), John Usher (Prose) and  Maria Jastrzębska (Poetry).


Kay Syrad

Kay Syrad’s recent publications include two volumes of poetry, Inland (Cinnamon Press, 2018) and Double Edge (Pighog, 2012); also prose and poetry in Exchange, a collaborative art-text work with Chris Drury and Cape Farewell (Little Toller, 2015). She also has two novels, The Milliner and the Phrenologist (2009/reprinted 2012) and Send (2015, both Cinnamon Press). Kay is Poetry Editor of the long-standing poetry journal ENVOI, and co-founder of Vert Institute for art events and writing at her home near Lewes. She has recently been collaborating with Clare Whistler on a series of eco-poetics workshops at ONCA Gallery, Brighton and Knepp Wildland in East Sussex.


John Usher

John Usher has been writing for his own pleasure since retiring a few years ago. He has completed one novel and is well-advanced with his second, which deals with personal themes concerning the state versus populism.


Maria Jastrzębska

Maria Jastrzębska came to the U.K from Poland as a child. Her most recent collection is The True Story of Cowboy Hat and Ingénue (Cinnamon Press/Liquorice Fish 2018). The Cedars of Walpole Park, her selected, was translated into Polish (SŻP 2015). Dementia Diaries toured nationally with Lewes Live Literature (2011). She co-edited Queer in Brighton (2014) and translated Justyna Bargielska’s The Great Plan B (Smokestack 2017), collaborating on Snow Q (2018). Maria’s blog is at https://mariajastrzebska.wordpress.com/

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