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. The show includes two nationally acclaimed headline acts, ten open mic spots (sign ups from 7.30pm) and the increasingly sought after speed poet spot.
With past headliners including Hollie McNish, Buddy Wakefield, Jackie Hagan, Mark Grist, Harry Baker and Megan Beech, 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:-
Sophia Blackwell – Performance poet, author and event host. Her first collection of poetry Into Temptation was published in 2009 and her most recent collection The Fire Eater’s Lover was published in May 2016 by Burning Eye Books. Sophia is also the author of one novel After My Own Heart (2012) and her poetry has been anthologised by Bloodaxe, Nine Arches and The Emma Press. She hosts Below Stairs, the monthly literary salon at Blacks Club, Soho.
Shagufta K – An award-winning artist and poet whose work leaves you validated but aching. Longlisted for the inaugural Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships, she is the author of poetry collection Jam Is For Girls, Girls Get Jam and founder of the YoniVerse poetry collective (Website)