Say Sum Thin – Saturday 9th July 2011

James and I had our Leftlion hats on at Say Sum Thin on Saturday 9th July – a day of poetry and performance at Nottingham Playhouse, organised by Deborah Stevenson from Mouthy Poets.

While James tussled with the art of reviewing in his journalism workshop, I was happy to take part in the Best of Notts session, especially as Kev Fegan had kindly agreed to read on behalf of Shindig! which Leftlion co-hosts bi-monthly with 9 Arches Press. Kev will be one of our guest poets for the November Shindig! at Jam Cafe on November 20th (7pm) so this was a great little preview.

It was also  a real treat to see MulletProofPoet, Michelle Hubbard, Niki Monaghan and Robin Vaughan-Williams (among others) all pitch in 5 minutes of words.

There were plenty of exciting things going on all day, and well done to Deborah Stevenson who is a sort of poetry superhero, for organising it all. Looking forward to the next one!