One week on from Wolves Lit Fest, and we’ve just about caught up on our sleep. What a weekend! Our thanks to everyone who came along to the poetry slam (see previous blog) and kicked off the festival in grand style! Thanks, too, to the folk who filled the Fringe Room at the Lych Gate, and packed out Yes We Cant at the Lighthouse, where Wolverhampton poet Michael Southan joined our 100 club as we launched his pamphlet into the world, and John Berkavitch wowed us with his headline set.
We love what we do, but we’re also enjoying taking it a little bit easy for a few weeks. Our next event will be Yes We Cant on March 1st, when we return to the Pretty Bricks in Walsall. Manjit Sahota headlines, while Welsh poet Pat Edwards travels in – aptly, on St David’s Day – from Welshpool to take the ‘Alf Ender slot. All that and our usual open mic spots, too. We can’t wait!
Oh, our fund-raising rabbit (who offers a home for your loose change) will be collecting for a new charity this year. Partly in response to BBC Radio DJ Liz Kershaw’s ill-considered comments about period poverty, our rabbit will be raising funds to help supply sanitary products to women in need. Read about that here.
Who knows, we might just drop Liz a line and see if she fancies contributing to the cause herself.