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Open Mic Nights

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Glossop Bookfest hosts monthly Open Mic events.


 Our aim is to attract, encourage and promote local writers such as poets and storytellers to share their work on an open platform. We understand that for many writers this can be a daunting challenge, but they needn’t worry as the audience and fellow performers are an appreciative and welcoming group who will support their efforts.

When? 1st Thursday every month 7.30-9.30 p.m.

Venue: Glossop Labour Club (accessible, friendly, cheap drinks!) 

Contact organiser/host Andy at

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This month's Guest Performer

Hilary Walker was something of a latecomer to writing poetry, but she delighted in the experience of finding creativity.


She began writing and performing in the early years of the Bolton based poetry group – Write Out Loud – and gained experience of reading her work at open mic events around the North West.


On a personal level she loves to travel and has read her poems in Greenwich Village, New York, San Francisco, Ireland, Australia and France. Currently she is thrilled to be Patron of Oracy and Poetry at Alsop High School in Liverpool and her book – Saving Lives – was published by Preeta Press in 2018.


Hilary believes that within her poetry she creates a space of honesty that is difficult to find in any other aspect of her life. She writes passionately about life experiences in order to understand and make sense of the world.

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