Wordshuffle Café

Wordshuffle Café, Albany Café, Deptford

From 1st to 22nd September I’m writer in residence at the Albany café: http://www.thealbany.org.uk. The Albany is one of the leading performing arts centres in the UK, programming some of the best spoken word and poetry events. Wordshuffle Café aims to engage with café patrons with poetry, creative writing and community in a new ways.

Come and contribute your creativity by writing in the Wordshuffle Café Books lodged in the café from 1st to 22nd September. You only need a few minutes to spare to help build up creative nuggets in these community books or you could spend and hour or so of fun with friends writing in the books over coffee or lunch. There are creative questions to respond to and some tips inside the books. Follow the writings from others and see how the books develop! I’ll be blogging here:  http://wordshufflecafe.wordpress.com/

For inspiration, poets offer personal performances as they wander in and around the Albany Café on days below. They will offer a Wordshuffle Café Poetry Menu  on the following dates:

Saturday 1st Sept 11-2pm poets Cath Drake and Baden Prince Jnr

Saturday 8th Sept 11-2pm poets Cath Drake and Dzifa Benson

Sunday 9th Sept 12-5pm poets Cath Drake, Malika Booker and Niall O’Sullivan

(The 8th and 9th is part of the Albany Outdoors Festival: http://www.thealbany.org.uk/event_detail/838/Events/Albany-Outdoors)

Write with poets – drop in

Wednesday 5th Sept 11-2pm Join poets Jocelyn Page and Cath Drake writing in the books as their characters from their poetic sequence in progress: a cowboy and a girl who flies!

Saturday 15th Sept 11-2pm Cath Drake is joined by Chill Pill’s Ray Antrobus for writing fun… come and join us.

Join the Wordshuffle Café Celebration with the community books, poetry menu poets (Cath Drake, Malika Booker, Dzifa Benson, Baden Prince Jnr) and  the fabulous John Hegley http://www.johnhegley.co.uk/ on 22nd Sept 1-3pm in the Albany café. We’ll be reading extracts from the books.

The Albany café, Douglas Way Deptford SE8 4AG;  http://www.thealbany.org.uk/event_detail/849/Spoken-Word/Wordshuffle-Cafe-

Events are FREE and supported by Arts Council England

Blog post about the project: http://applesandsnakesblog.org/blog/cath-drake-on-the-wordshuffle-cafe

Pics from the celebration gig by Patrick Rosabla…

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