March 8th: ‘Poetry in the Bookshop’ evening with Toni Kent

‘Poetry in the Bookshop’

Tuesday 8th March

with guest poet Toni Kent – and you!

Due to the success of our ‘Poetry in the Bookshop evening’ as part of the Hungerford Literary Festival back in October, we have decided to run it three to four times a year.simoncarveropenmic

The evening will start at 7:30 with Toni Kent who will read from her anthology ‘I Need a Wife’. Newbury Weekly News describes her as “part thinking woman’s Bridget Jones, part edgy Pam Ayres’. Toni says she is an “optimist, absurdist and relentlessly cheerful.  I write, rhyme, and perform stand up as a way of escaping from the fact that I’m actually a 40 year old mother of two, and not Alison Goldfrapp”.


After listening Toni read from her book, it’s the turn of the audience. Sign-up at the door to read a poem that you have brought along. It’s a very relaxed atmosphere (with plenty of wine to calm the nerves). The shop is small so expect it to be cosy! It is fascinating hearing the diversity of work.

Tickets are £4 (and includes a glass or two of wine)

Call 01488 683480