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 Poetry @ The Blue Walnut - Torquay







 Performance Event

  Venue: The Blue Walnut Cafe
14 Walnut Rd, Torquay
    TQ2 6HS
Thursday 14th September

Ian Beech hosts and performs alongside a full cast of talented performance poets from across the South West plus star headliner Megan Beech.

Megan Beech is a performance poet. She was the winner of the Poetry Society’s SLAMbassadors national youth slam in 2011; has performed at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Parliament, the Southbank Centre, Glastonbury Festival and Cheltenham Literature Festival and her debut collection 'When I Grow Up I Want to be Mary Beard' was published in 2013, chronicling her experience as a young feminist and the fight for female voices to be presented in mainstream media.
She was featured in The Guardian lists of ‘inspiring young feminists in 2014’ and ‘Must Read Books of the Year 2014’ and the Evening Standard's list of 'Ten 21st Century feminist icons'. She made a film with the BBC for the iPlayer series ‘Women Who Spit’. Her work has been featured in publications including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Evening Standard and Grazia magazine.
Her new book ‘You Sad Feminist’ is published by Burning Eye Books on 18 August 2017:

"This is wonderful, both sad and inspirational. I sincerely wish there wasn't a glass ceiling, but at least having Megan Beech to throw stones at it seems some compensation!"
Professor Mary Beard

Plus open mic. Book your slots by email.

£6 on the door


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