Time for another outing for not-for-profit literary event Words on Tap Friday 25th July at The Chemic Tavern, Woodhouse, Leeds. This month’s line-up includes poetry from Jimmy Andrex, Kath McKay, Siobhan MacMahon and Zach Roddis (more info below). There are also plenty of open-mic slots available, and admission is absolutely FREE. Doors 7.30pm. There will be some special announcements regarding upcoming WoTs, too. See you there.
Jimmy Andrex is a poet and nuisance who has previously published two collections, ‘Leet’ (2013) and ‘Gormless’ (2011). He performs to bemused audiences all over the region, makes programmes for East Leeds FM, has been Black Horse Poet of the Year twice and is currently promoting an album of poems set to music entitled ‘Cresties’.
Kath McKay has published a novel, had two Arts Council awards for short stories, and won the Poetry Business Prize for her collection ‘Anyone Left Standing’. Her most recent poetry collection is ‘Telling the Bees’ (Smiths Knoll, 2014), and a new full collection of her work will be published by Wrecking Ball Press, Hull, in autumn 2014.
She also writes short stories, which have been published in magazines and anthologies, and broadcast on Radio 4, and several will be on http://www.cutalongstory.com this year. She teaches creative writing in Hull University English department (info can be found on the website). She also writes occasional articles on short story writers.
Siobhan MacMahon is an Irish-born poet, performer and playwright, based in Chapel Allerton in Leeds, with a passion for live literature and the spoken word. She performs her poetry widely as well as devising and running workshops and projects which explore and celebrate the magic and mystery of words.
Zach Roddis: YOLO theory, existential confusion, and poems about video games. A 23 year spoken word artist from the northern grit of Manchester who will take you on a journey of internet-based surrealism and teenage angst. Having had a poetry podcast commissioned by Apples & Snakes, Zach engages different crowds and experiments with forms of alternative literature.