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The Admiral’s Tea Party – this Saturday

The Admiral’s Tea Party is this Saturday!

We have been preparing the event for months now, so hope to see you there! Here are a few of the photos: some of the poets on a trip to the site, some inspirations for costume and set and our lovely poster!

Book here – http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3005336

Entry to the tea party doesn’t need to be booked, but if you want to go on the walk you should as spaces are limited.



Roundabout Nights in Nov and Dec

Roundabout Nights last night (10/11/16) featured the launch of Goose, a chapbook by the conceptual poet described by George Szirtes as “Harpo Marx meets Rilke”: Ira Lightman. (Book out on Diehard Editions). With support from Dan Simpson, Philip Kane, and performances from Neill Razz Saunders, Sam Rapp, Sam FH, Joanne Murray, Clair Meyrick, Maria McCarthy, and BFH.

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Coming up on 5 December we have the launch of Frater XII Irrumabo’s short story collection Fear Death by Water. See the Facebook page for more info.

Roundabout Nights – And now you must walk with me

A slightly sad tinge to Roundabout Nights this week, as we learned earlier that week that Terry Pratchett had gone off to walk with Bill Door and Binky.

So we read a few stories from Sir T, and heard the wise words of Barry and Sam Fentiman-Hall, Neil R Wood, Sam Rapp, Lisa Vigour, Sarah March, Chris Van Beck, Maggie Drury, and Zack Davies. Photos below from Man in the Attic Photography. And goodbye and thanks for all the fish to the Recreate Project and POP gallery, which is coming to the end of its run at the end of March.

We will leave you with Barry’s poem:


We stride with giantly hubris
Through the streets of a ghost town,
Its gaily painted plywood pretence
Decorated with beautiful dreamers

We clever apes lend ourselves well
To this grand game of les buggeurs risible
Hurting more as years drift by
Playing on through endless injury time

And then, and then, it comes
With the inevitable darkness
Of a Sunday teatime in winter
A random embuggerance rears

From its watchful biding place
To rob us of the needful things
That gilded well our breathing
When we looked down on life

So much larger than it then
And such a steepling way to fall
Faster than the speed of light
With the darkness waiting always

So embuggered you’ll be stood
If still standing you can be
Beyond cat calling memories

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An assemblance of judicious heretics…

Assemblance photoWe would like to introduce ME4Writers’ latest project for the Rochester Literature Festival 2014.

‘An assemblance of judicious heretics’ is an open access collaborative project, fusing words and images from writers and artists from Medway and beyond. We have collected and commissioned our writer friends who have written us some brilliant poems/short stories/something else on the overall festival theme of ‘Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know’ and we are now in the process of assigning these words to artists.

The project will be displayed as part of an exhibition at Rochester Library during September and October 2014 and we will also be holding a live literature event during the Rochester LitFest, where the writers will read their work. Further details to follow.

If you are a writer or an artist and would like to get involved in the project, please email us.

UPDATE* We have now closed for writing submissions, unless you have already contacted us and got an extension, but we are still open for art.



Seasonally Effected 2 – this Wednesday…

If the weather’s getting you down – why not come along to the Dot Cafe on Wednesday to watch and take part in the second instalment of ‘Seasonally Effected’.

You may be able to see some of the following: poetry, philosophy, music, short-stories, painting, plays, history, short-films, photography and stand-up comedy… at an event run by Roy at The Dot Cafe in Rochester this Wednesday: ‘Seasonally Effected’.  Starts 7pm.

Wrap up warm!