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Words @ the Woodman

  • New Canal St, B5 5 Birmingham, United Kingdom (map)

Evening Poets and Poetry fans,

Introducing the Line Up for May 15th Words @ the Woodman:

Naush Sabah.

Naush Sabah was, for many years, an IT lecturer, home educator and community organiser, who wished she’d taken writing more seriously. She now works as a freelance writer and editor, whilst completing an MA in Creative Writing. Her short play, Coins, is being performed at The Rep, as part of the 2019 Write Away programme for playwrights. Her graphic novel, Threads, is currently in development with Burnt Roti. She is Assistant Editor at Short Fiction Journal and Co-Founder and editor at Poetry Birmingham.

Cas Violet.

Cas Violet is a first-time performer, a Marvel nerd and a raging bisexual with an aesthetic somewhere between Steven Tyler and Hans Christian Anderson. They pride themselves on dark, macabre imagery and philosophical, personal poetry.


Chris Fewings.

Chris Fewings writes poetry compulsively and is learning to write fiction. He also facilitates creative writing groups and recites dead poets at open mics. A creative non-fiction pamphlet ('Birmingham Flows: reimagining city, countryside and self') arose out of his love for Birmingham's greenways, which follow its numerous streams and canals.


Leila Howl
Enjoying a range of formats, Leila has a penchant for weird worlds, quirky characters, and beautifully crafted sentences. Though her first love is speculative fiction, she revels in any format that allows her to explore the intersections between science and literature. Editor of www.manaleak.com/mtguk, Leila can be found on Twitter @lkhowl_writing.

Suna Afshan.

Suna Afshan is a reticent writer of prose and poetry and is reading for an MA in Creative Writing at Birmingham City University. In the summer of 2018, she was awarded the university's Mercian Prize for her collection of poetry titled “Word of Mouth” born of the tête-à-tête one reserves for public spaces and the stuff of diaries we’d take to the grave. Suna’s work is concerned with the queering of the domestic and looks for the gentle mysticism of suburbia. She is Co-Founder and Editor at Poetry Birmingham.

Adrian Earle (ThinkWriteFly)

Adrian B Earle is a Poet, Media Maker, Facilitator and Storyteller; Producer & Managing Director at VerseFirst Productions a 2019 member of the Hippodrome Young Poets. Doing all sorts of Coolness you can check out Here: www.thinkwritefly.com

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Doors @ 6pm!

Later Event: May 29
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