Performing Poetry Workshop

VENUE: Southborough Civic Centre, Tunbridge Wells

PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances this workshop has now been rescheduled from June 10th. The event will now take place on Friday June 17th. Start time and venue details remain unchanged. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

A practical session looking at the joys, perils, and pitfalls of performing poetry live.

John Wheeler is a familiar face at live poetry venues in and around London including the Poetry Society’s Poetry Cafe. He is a multiple poetry slam winner, Farrago UK Finalist and Genesis Finalist for four years running. His work features strong performances, lively characters and a very big dose of humour.

John’s work has also been well-received in more literary circles, winning Highly Commended in the 2016 Bridport International Poetry Competition and other competitions and having work displayed in Lichfield Cathedral. His collection “What Did I Just Say?” was published in 2018 by Dempsey and Windle (ISBN 989-9-781-90743-260700)

John Wheeler is a fantastic performer, a natural-born story-teller and a master of rhythm who holds audiences spell-bound with his poems, especially his virtuoso pastiches of Shakespeare’s soliloquies and his satirical takes on the problems of modern existence.”
– Janice Dempsey, promotor and publisher, Guildford

Videos courtesy Muddy Feet Poetry at and

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