Created and compered by JESS GREEN, Find the Right Words is now firmly established as one of Leicester’s best spoken word and rap nights, which includes two nationally acclaimed headline acts, ten open mic spots (sign ups from 7.00pm) and the increasingly sought after speed poet spot.
The show was nominated for the SABOTEUR AWARDS in 2018 and Jess won the BBC EDINBURGH FRINGE SLAM the same year. With the support of the never knowingly mainstream BURNING EYE BOOKS, Jess makes sure you get to hear the UK’s top performance poets making the biggest noise in spoken word. The headliners this month are:-
Dan Simpson – Writer, performer, producer, and educator. He makes highly engaging and contemporary work that is popular, smart, and funny. His subjects include science and technology; history and place; art and geek culture; people and poetry. Dan has two collections of poetry: Applied Mathematics and Totally Cultured, both published by Burning Eye Books.
Maria Ferguson – Poet and theatre maker from Romford in Essex. Her début one-woman show Fat Girls Don’t Dance won the Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Show in 2017. Maria’s debut poetry collection Alright Girl? is to be published by Burning Eye Books in March 2020. It is described as flawless and an essential read for the twenty-twentys.