Creative Writing Spoken Aloud

Issued: 24th October 2018

Local writers, poets and book lovers will have the chance to give readings of their own work and from their favourite literature at Lincs Inspire’s Open Mic - Spoken Word evening at Waltham Library next month.

The creative evening of entertainment takes places on Saturday, November 3, and follows on from a similar event earlier this month which saw speakers give the audience some thought provoking and imaginative readings.

Speaking after the first Open Mic Spoken Word evening, Claire Newton, event organiser from Lincs Inspire Libraries, said: “I really enjoyed listening to the wide range of work from local writers – both new and established poets.

“I love poetry but do not write myself, so don’t let that put you off – we also had readings of some of our favourite poems.

“If you don’t fancy getting up at the mic, sit back with a glass of wine and some nibbles to savour the spoken word performances in comfort.”

Lincs Inspire Libraries and Arts Development services have joined forces to bring these events and writing workshops to local people. With funding from Libraries Connected the project is supporting local people to develop their writing, share it with likeminded people and bring exciting new events to our libraries.

If you wish to deliver a public reading at the event, please email:

Readings are up to 10 minutes in length and all we ask is that speakers don’t include any offensive material. Tickets cost £3.50 and are available from Waltham Library.